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68. 4 Self Care Strategies for Building Resilience

This week’s solo episode follows host Alice Lyons as she gives 4 self care strategies for building resilience, covering the pandemic transition, the importance of reflection, the role of technology and how you can build your strength.

Also discussed:

(00:55) Introduction to the episode

(03:10) Weakness, discussing what we perceive as our weaknesses which are actually our strengths

(05:59) Pandemic transition, reflection on our current lives, asking ourselves important yet exhausting questions

(08:05) Acknowledging how well we are all doing this year, not focusing on criticism as there are many lessons to take from this year so far

(10:54) The four things that will support you in building your strength: sleep, silence, socialising and simplifying, beginning with sleep as tip 1, how to create a restful environment by minimising screen time and caffeine

(12:03) Silence, how life can be noisy due to increased connection via technology, small changes such as not listening to a podcast whilst jogging and just taking in the sounds of nature

(15:41) Simplification, less is more, discussing the losses we feel since COVID, how calm can come from stripping away things that no longer work for you

(18:20) The final tip – Socialising and how it can alleviate the fear

(20:10) Closing comments


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Podcast presented by Alice Lyons.

Music Credit: ‘Infinite Landscape’ by Corinne.


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