This Tenura blog will look into ways you can stay positive and safe post-UK-lockdown both mentally and physically. Things as simple as speaking about your worries can be a big help, so let’s explore some great ways you can deal with post-lockdown life.
How can you Feel Happy Post Lockdown?
Call Helplines for Support
There are many to choose from, so find one that suits your needs. Your first call may be a little awkward, or it may not have been quite what you were looking for, but there is an abundance of helplines to choose from, so don’t be disheartened and try another.
Try Local Services through your GP or Council
Contact your local GP or Council to provide you with localised advice such as support groups and other information, including benefits and housing.
Walking and Exercise to Clear the Mind
Go for walks in areas that aren’t popular to avoid large crowds of people. Coronavirus is airborne, which means that it’s primarily spread when in close contact with an infected person.
If you struggle with mobility in regards to walking, perhaps do some research into walking aids. Tenura silicone grip roll can be a neat addition as it adds grip-enhancing qualities once you’ve wrapped the roll around the handles of walking aids.
You may be a wheelchair user and want to venture outside, but to avoid frustration, search for destinations that are wheelchair accessible. A Tenura non-slip floor mat can help with transferring the wheelchair user in and out of the wheelchair. Tenura floor mats provide a foothold, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
Follow Government Guidelines
Our government have the money, power and statistics to understand the extent of the virus. Therefore you should follow their advice to a T.
If you are apprehensive about going out in public through the worry of members of the public complaining that you aren’t wearing a mask, use a lanyard to carry your face covering exemption card. It’s then easy for people to recognise you’re exempt.
Discuss your Worries with Friends & Family
Talk to your friends and family. They can help you and follow your requests, such as remaining outside when you meet them. Talking things through can help, and they may have advice or ideas that you hadn’t thought of, so take time to speak to them.
Returning to Work - Discuss Worries with Colleagues
If you are going back to work and aren’t sure of the Coronavirus procedures in place at your workplace, ask. It’s both important that you as an individual feel safe and those who work with you.
If somebody isn’t looking themselves, make sure you ask if they are okay, this one goes for friends and family too, it’s been a hard time for us all, and this simple question can make a person’s day, it can also help you both relieve built-up stress or anxiety.
To remain safe at work, follow their guideline and use disinfectants such as hand sanitiser. It would be best if you also tried to stay 2m apart from your colleagues.
Look Online for Help
The charity and website Scope is full of information on money, work, education, housing, and health, all related to Coronavirus.
As socialising is difficult at this time, and you may feel this is not the best thing to do for your health, online forums and social media platforms can help alleviate the loneliness you may be feeling. On Facebook, you can join groups full of like-minded people with similar hobbies and interests.
There’s a social media platform called The Mighty, and this platform is developed especially for those with disabilities.
Get a Hobby – Find a New Passion
Some hobbies may be tricky to pick up with a disability. However, at Tenura, we have many products to enhance adaptive equipment to make hobbies more accessible. Tenura silicone grip rolls both grip-enhancing and non-slip. You can wrap it around handles to give you more control of objects such as tennis rackets, golf clubs or walking sticks.
If you want to explore the realm of cooking, the Tenura kitchen pack could be a great fit. It has a grip-enhancing bottle opener and jar opener as well as a non-slip coaster, which you can use to gain purchase on surfaces when twisting off lids of bottles or jars.
See all the Tenura products that could aid with your new hobby and get you back to a sense of normality via the website.
We hope this post gives you a few things to consider if you are feeling down. But don’t forget to reach out and seek the help of others.
Tenura's range of independent living aids has been helping to make daily tasks easier for a long period. We now offer a special combination of our daily living aids that will provide a great solution to grip problems, whether at home or work! Tenura kitchen packs are a combination of three of our silicone products, designed to provide a high-quality non-slip and grip-enhancing surface and a safe way to open bottles, jars, and containers. Kitchen packs include a silicone jar opener, bottle opener, and a 19cm circular anti-slip coaster. This combination of kitchen aids can make daily tasks easier and relieve strain on muscles and joints.
Work in the kitchen, whether professional or not, is hard work. From preparing the food to chopping, mixing, and mashing, it can be a real exercise to create a decent meal for yourself or others. For those who have Arthritis, this can be even more of a task. Arthritis can make small tasks such as this, very painful and strenuous on the muscles and joints in your hand and arms, meaning a simple task can take a great deal of effort to accomplish. Simple tasks like opening and closing bottles and containers can be a real struggle for those with physical impairments as they cannot form a firm enough grip to open containers with twist tops easily. Tenura has handpicked some nifty kitchen aids to help combat the difficulties people with Arthritis deal with daily.
Tenura jar openers create a strong grip around jar lids and tops, making them easier to twist and open. Jar openers are ideal for people living with Arthritis as it will take away the need for a large amount of force to grip the lid or top and instead allow you to twist it open smoothly. Tenura jar openers have a strong, non-toxic silicone construction and can be washed with ease (dishwasher safe), allowing them to be used in high hygiene areas.
Tenura bottle openers offer the same grip-enhancing properties but in a smaller format to help open smaller twist tops, amongst other things. Bottle openers are designed to fit around bottles, medicine containers, taps, and many other items, making them easier and more comfortable to open! Like Tenura jar openers, bottle openers are also non-toxic and completely phthalate-free.
The last product in this combination of daily living aids is the Tenura silicone circular anti-slip coaster. Tenura non-slip coasters offer a non-slip surface that can be used as a mat or a coaster thanks to its size (19cm diameter) and shape. Like many other Tenura anti-slip mats and coasters, Tenura silicone will adhere to a clean, dry surface without additional adhesive, instantly forming a non-slip grip that will help prevent unwanted movement from objects that rest on the coaster. Providing an excellent surface for placing a chopping board, mixing bowl, or due to its high-temperature resistance (up to 250°C), hot pans and plates also, preventing unwanted movement that could lead to spills, stains, and potential injuries.
Tenura kitchen packs create the perfect range of independent living aids to help with every aspect of cooking, preparing food and other daily tasks, making them easier and more comfortable. All items in the kitchen pack can also be bought separately.
Tenura Kitchen packs have been created to offer a complete package for use in the kitchen, or around the home or workplace, and can be purchased on our website. Make sure to contact us with any questions regarding these products and the rest of the Tenura range.
Tenura kitchen pack = 1 x Non-slip jar opener | 1 x Non-slip bottle opener | 1 x Non-slip coaster
Buying them together will give you a group of silicone kitchen aids in one convenient kitchen pack that will help you overcome grip problems at home or in the workplace.
Tenura kitchen packs have been created to offer a complete package, for use in kitchens, or around the home or workplace and are available to purchase on our website. Make sure to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the Tenura kitchen pack. You can do this through our social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), the contact us form.