Practical Tips To Get You Through Lockdown
1. ROUTINE IS KEY
Everyone is in unfamiliar territory with the current pandemic, so keeping some normality and routine is vital. Try to get up and go to bed at your normal time.
2. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
A variety of activities will help stave off any boredom, you don’t have to just resort to box-sets and daytime TV. Reading a book or keeping your mind active with puzzles/crosswords etc are easy activities to get started with, and there are loads of activities available online, for adults and kids, that have been made free during the lockdown.
3. REGULAR EXERCISE
Exercise is often the first thing to go out of the window when our daily routine is disrupted. Exercise not only keeps us physically well, but is also a great way to de-stress and protect our mental health. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, if you are stuck indoors there are lots of HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions you can do quickly, or do something simple like walking up and down the stairs a few times. Anything is better than nothing. If you can get outside even better, 30 minutes of a brisk walk/run/bike is plenty (maintaining your social distancing!)
4. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS
Check in on your favourite small businesses. If you can, purchase gift cards to be redeemed in the future. Share your love for them on social media or write them a review.
5. TURN OFF THE NEWS
Constant negative updates won't make you feel great. Limit yourself to watching the news once a day. Turn off those constant news alerts/apps
6. STAY CONNECTED
Haven't heard from a friend for a while? Check in on them, make sure they're OK. Organise group calls or join your friends for dinner over Facetime.
7. THIS WONT LAST FOREVER
Apreciate the small things in life and what we can do with less. Often the hardest times make us appreciate what we already have.