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Looking after family and friends during these difficult times is important to all of us, however looking after ourselves is equally important.

As part of the Be Kind Maroondah campaign, we're inviting you to share what you do to take care of yourself during the current self-isolation and social distancing restrictions. It might be chatting to a friend on the phone, sitting outside in the sunshine or reading your favourite book. Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!

Don't forget - A picture is worth a thousand words so why not add a picture as well.

What do I need to know before sharing my story?

Entries will not automatically appear on the site, they will be approved by our Be Kind Maroondah team prior to publication.

Submitted story and or images may be used by Maroondah City Council on a range of communication channels or collateral as part of the Be Kind Maroondah campaign.

You can also share a photo or video to support your story. By uploading a photo/video, you acknowledge that you have the rights to this photo/video and consent was received for all persons photographed/videoed (particularly if those person/s are under the age of 18). Council may contact you to confirm these details prior to your photo/video being shared.

For more information on Council’s privacy measures, please refer to our Maroondah City Council Privacy Policy.

If you need any further information or assistance please refer to our contact details provided on this page.

Thanks for sharing!

Looking after family and friends during these difficult times is important to all of us, however looking after ourselves is equally important.

As part of the Be Kind Maroondah campaign, we're inviting you to share what you do to take care of yourself during the current self-isolation and social distancing restrictions. It might be chatting to a friend on the phone, sitting outside in the sunshine or reading your favourite book. Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!

Don't forget - A picture is worth a thousand words so why not add a picture as well.

What do I need to know before sharing my story?

Entries will not automatically appear on the site, they will be approved by our Be Kind Maroondah team prior to publication.

Submitted story and or images may be used by Maroondah City Council on a range of communication channels or collateral as part of the Be Kind Maroondah campaign.

You can also share a photo or video to support your story. By uploading a photo/video, you acknowledge that you have the rights to this photo/video and consent was received for all persons photographed/videoed (particularly if those person/s are under the age of 18). Council may contact you to confirm these details prior to your photo/video being shared.

For more information on Council’s privacy measures, please refer to our Maroondah City Council Privacy Policy.

If you need any further information or assistance please refer to our contact details provided on this page.

Thanks for sharing!

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We can't wait to hear your be kind to yourself story. Every little act of kindness goes a long way and we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us and the broader community.

Thank you for sharing your story with us. Our project team may contact you to verify that your submission meets our Maroondah City Council Privacy Policy.

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    Looking after myself

    3 months ago

    I established a routine - bend/stretch exercises after breakfast, computer - checked emails/facebook/a couple of games, kept up household tasks, watched diet, arranged for delivery of groceries & scripts. A short walk most days. Have classic FM on most of the day.

    Jean

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    The Trip that Wasn't

    by sa4mel, 4 months ago

    When Covid-19 was declared a Pandemic and travel restrictions were imposed I was gutted. I had a trip to the US and Eastern Canada planned for May which I postponed. However, in the lead up to the trip I decided to recoup what I could from a different angle. I started by making foods, some of them the stereotypical US foods, but I also tapped into the foods of other cultures that can be found in North America and had a shot at making a Native American recipe. I also checked out a number of virtual tours of my destinations... Continue reading

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    Life of a carer - Finally taking care of myself.

    by Emily, 4 months ago

    As a carer, I have spent numerous years putting the person I care for, first. Frantically running them around to appointments, managing their daily activities, and all the little things in-between which build up and eventually lead to burning myself out.

    Isolation has provided me with the time and the space to focus on myself. I have indulged in regular baths with my favourite candles burning, consuming myself in reading, and going on daily walks down to my local cafe - supporting them by buying my fave drink on their menu - a choc banana smoothie! I have put my... Continue reading

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    Life under social isolation

    by Monica, 4 months ago

    Many positive things have come with changes to our normal busy lifestyle. We are in an older age bracket but have enjoyed staying active by exercising regularly at the Croydon Athletic track. We are keeping up with the family, friends and social groups via Zoom. Our family have been wonderful even though they have busy lives themselves with phone calls and dropping off shopping. We are avid readers so are enjoying time reading through the day. My husband loves cooking and has spent more time poring over cook books and experimenting with new recipes. Certainly a different lifestyle for us... Continue reading

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    Nothing gets in the way of book club!

    by Robyn, 4 months ago

    It's nothing special, we are catching up by Zoom like everyone else in these weird COVID times, but our book club continues to meet and share stories - our own, our family's, our shared reading, our feelings about COVID life ... and much more. We have been meeting so long that none of us can really remember exactly when - but we think it is 12 years or so. Most of us live or work in Maroondah. We've seen babies and grandchildren born, watched our children grow up, go to uni and travel overseas, seen others find their life partners... Continue reading

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    Veggies galore!!

    4 months ago

    With social isolation I've had lots of time to give a little TLC to my veggie patch. As a reward I have an abundance of tomatoes, zucchinis, chilli's, lemons and herbs. For the first time, I'm now trying to grow potatoes and squash and have greens growing on my windowsill.