How to cope with isolation during coronavirus pandemic
In this stressful economic climate we sought the advice from our good friend psychologist Kaylene Evers, pictured above  Kaylene  has  extensive experience, and  loads of common sense, broad training,  diligence and Integrity.. She joined our last Zoom meeting
And for this difficult problem she advised the following to
Establish a new Routine and endeavour to maintain a  new pattern  
1. Need to Keep Clearly Defined Working Hours Delineate home work area and hours. Maintain regular hours and don’t be tempted to over extend   
2.Get Dressed as if you are going to the office You don’t need to dress as formally as you might for work, but the simple act of changing clothes serves as a signal that it’s time to wake up and get things done                                 
3.Designate your home workspace
If you’re used to going into an office each day, the separation between work and home is physical, and you want to try to recreate that as much as possible with a designated physical workspace at home                                                               
4.Build Transitions Into (and Out of) Work  Include routine for family, time together and time apart  Plan regular Mealtimes.
5.Exercise, pleasant activity, outdoor time, time away from technology
You can still go outside to exercise, as long as you’re not in a group of more than two people. Take a bike ride or go for a walk or run around your local area to ensure you’re getting enough daily physical activity. Going outside and getting some fresh air is also great for your mental health! Just remember to follow the rules and try to go out when there are less people around
6.Continue to communicate, stay in touch with others and continue to Socialize
Use technology to your advantage – set up a group chat on Facebook or What’s App, use FaceTime, Zoom or Skype for video calls, or send out regular emails or texts to check in on your loved ones.
Go old-school – pick up the phone and give them a ring.
Reach out to others through online communities and forums.
7.Accept the  new normal.     Use it AS AN OPPORTUNITY to be more  flexible
The rules and guidelines some governments are imposing are impacting people’s daily routines and uprooting business as usual. Don’t fight the change. Don’t waste energy on something that is out of your control. Acce pt that you will have a new way of life for a period of time, and use your energy on what is in your control. Be smart with your energy so that you can remain productive.