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Keeping Positive During Lock down

It can be extremely difficult to keep a positive attitude during “normal” times but it’s an even greater challenge when you are trying to do it during a pandemic. Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on our daily lives, from the devastating impact it has had on the lives of many who have succumbed to the disease to those lucky enough to have been impacted with just restrictions on where they can go or the move to working from home. However, what’s certain is that it has increased anxiety levels considerably and has left many out of work, fearful about their employment prospects and feeling negative about their future. However, despite your current employment status it’s important to stay positive, easy for us to say you may think but negative thinking has proven to affect your mental well-being, destroy your confidence and affect you professionally. Therefore, making some minor adjustments to your way of thinking and taking action can make such an impact in improving your attitude, giving you energy and the confidence to excel in these challenging times.

Now more than ever with the lockdown restrictions in place do we have a lot of time on our hands. Obviously we all have lots of things to do around the house or in the garden but now is an ideal opportunity to invest in yourself. Take some time to learn something new or invest in that online training course you promised yourself you’d always do. Get cultured with free virtual tours of museums and attractions, or visit that holiday destination that you’ve always wanted to visit.


Invest in yourself with a range of self-help courses. Improve your confidence, develop a growth mindset, improve your self-motivation, learn how to start up a business or build your new website. Skill Share has a great range of courses

Learn about what messages our body language is giving and what we can learn from others with a course from the Center for Body Language

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Many attractions are closed for now but you can still take in the sights with a wide range of Virtual Tours. Escape to Machu Picchu, Peru. Built in the Andes at 2,430 metres above sea level around AD1450, Machu Picchu was created without wheels or animals to transport the huge stones up the mountainside. Experience a 360 tour at:

See one of the world’s most visited monuments The Eiffel Tower, which takes travellers up to the viewing platform of the 324-metre tower. Explore its construction, from 1887-89, with photos of the first glamorous Parisian visitors. Visit:

Built as the resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal, India, is the symbol of eternal love and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. The 17th-century white marble “crown of palaces” in Agra, north India, combines Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles and took 22 years to complete. Explore its routes, its reflecting pool, paradise gardens and ornate red sandstone mosque. Visit:


Dreaming of white sands, deep blue sea and tropical palm trees? Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home with Kayak. Download one of their immersive holiday experiences and experience a trip so real you’ll be convinced that you are there! And after downloading one of their three virtual holiday experiences, Culinary Delights, Family Fun or Mountain Adventures you’ll receive a 360 VR Headset, Ultra VMX Headphones and neutral scanner preloaded with the holiday of your choice. Visit:


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