Getting to know my community

During lockdown I have gotten to know people in my neighbourhood better, these small human interactions have been really valuable when not being able to socialise with my friends and family. We are helping each-other keeping sane by small acts of kindness. This has made me realise we should interact more with the people near us as these are the people we see almost every-day.

Covid-19 for a self employed piano teacher.

My strategies to cope with self isolation focus on limiting news intake for my mental health. I am self employed and unable to work currently. I try get fresh air every day, particularly try to do a walk in some green to keep me happy. I also find I use distraction such as cooking, playing animal crossing, watching TV and keeping connected to my family and friends. Self isolation has made me realise that my city, neighbourhood and community has come together in unity during this and people actually do ask how people are and mean it. It's also made me realise how much people are now appreciating Cambridge, UK. And the quieter traffic means you can hear birdsong and it's more peaceful.

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