Episode 19: Practicing Mindfulness in Lockdown
This episode was created for you by Best Beginnings
Dr Ranj Singh is an NHS doctor and TV Presenter who works tirelessly to also support charities he believes in – one of which is our charity partner Best Beginnings.
In this episode of 60 Second Support, Dr Ranj shares his tips on practicing mindfulness in lockdown – something that many millions of people around the world find helps them relax and unwind.
You can listen to Ranj’s episode below:
About Best Beginnings
Best Beginnings works to give every child in the UK the best start in life. Supporting the mental health of pregnant women and new mothers has a direct and long lasting impact on women and also on their children’s lives. This is why the charity is committed to help parents build their knowledge and resilience and also to have to confidence to seek help as soon as they need it.
Transcript for Episode 19
VO: 60 Second Support
Professor Green: I’m Professor Green, bringing you help and advice from some amazing people during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s important we all look after our mental health right now, and today we’re chatting all about mindfulness in lockdown with Best Beginning’s supporter Dr Ranj Singh
Dr Ranj: How’s your day going?
Ever have one of those days when things just aren’t going to plan? When that happens, it can be difficult not to write the whole day off as rubbish and blame yourself.
But if you focus on the negatives then we’ll only see the bad points as we carry on through the day, and we’ll miss the positives.
So if you’ve had a bad start to the day, look for the positives in the rest of your day, and stop to think “that was a great five minutes, well done me.”
We’re all going through a difficult time, and although we might have negative moments, we should be mindful of the good ones and appreciate them individually.
VO: 60 Second Support with Heads Together… supported by the Audio Content Fund.
Professor Green: For more help and advice visit headstogether.org.uk