Well, it’s now the third lockdown and I don’t know about you but I’m definitely finding this one the hardest. Is it the fact is cold and dark most of the time, or that we have the added pressure of home schooling or that there is no set end date to look forward to?
Probably all of the above and more. So, although I’m a bit late to the party, I thought I’d make a list of all the things that help me when I can give them time and thought it may just help someone else out there.
Switch off tech – Easy to say, surprisingly difficult to do! I spend an awful lot of time on Instagram, more than I should, but some evenings I just need to switch it off put my phone somewhere away from me. I got some great books for Christmas that I have been sitting and reading instead!
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Light a candle & get cosy – I don’t know what it is about a candle, but I find them instantly calming. Perhaps it’s the smells or the less harsh light. We kept up some twinkly lights in a corner of our house which has been lovely to sit in with said lit candle and books! I would recommend getting the blankets out and getting yourself a cosy corner if you can.
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Call a mate – Or message instead! It’s always good to catch up with friends if you’re feeling a bit miserable, even if it’s just a quick hello. I got quite fed up with zoom calls in the first lockdown but actually a few zoom drinks with friends are really good when you can’t see them in person.
Get outside – make sure you’re using your one exercise a day to actually get outside for a walk. Even if you’re in a town or city the change of scenery will do you the world of good. Apparently even just looking at trees really changes your outlook on things so go to the nearest green space and see if it works!
Any kind of exercise – I’m used to going to the gym and exercising a lot but when I can’t go the motivation isn’t always there. I do find that if I don’t get up and do something then I really start to feel rubbish. So, if it’s yoga, PE with Joe or just having a boogie to your favourite song, get moving! It may help!
And last but definitely not least…
Eat all of the chocolate! – Now’s not the time to deprive yourself of the things you love, so eat that chocolate and enjoy it!
I hoped this has helped in some small way for someone. Just remember that it will end eventually, and we will be able to get back to the beach again!