Our Top Tips For Surviving the Locodown
The COVID-19 virus also known as Coronavirus has changed the world in a lot of ways, least of it is the lockdown. Yes most of the world is out of lockdown as it was known, but there is still the chance that there will be a second lockdown, or even if your local area goes into a lockdown.
Here are out top tips to surviving the lockdown if there is another; or if you are or find yourself in a lockdown.
1. Keeping safe in lockdown:
The primary goal is to stay safe during the lockdown, it should be your number one priority. You have to put in a number of measures to personally comply with the government guidelines, to ensure that your house is safe and your family are living in a safe environment.
2. Stick to a routine
We recommend that you stick to a routine, even in lockdown, get up and do the things you would normally do around your home. This will help you to keep to your routine and your sleeping patterns which should help you to maintain a positive mood. So whatever you do, even if it means throwing out the rubbish in your favorite party dress, try and stick to a routine.
3. Keep moving
Whether it is a brisk walk around the block or a full-blown YouTube home workout, exercising can vastly improve mood and boost energy. Exercising releases endorphins, easing stress and anxiety and promoting a positive outlook. Give yourself a little dose of the happy chemicals.
4. Stay in touch
Video call or message your loved ones regularly. A chat with a friend can really cheer you up in a moment of lock down induced sadness. Catch up, have a laugh and talk about how you are feeling.
5. Ration your news updates
Constantly watching the news or scrolling through your feeds can bring on bouts of stress and anxiety and erode positivity. Set yourself a daily limit for checking in with the news and try to stick to it.
6. Be kind to yourself
This is such a strange time for everyone and remember that it is perfectly normal to experience a feeling of uncertainty during lock down. Cut yourself come slack and make time for self care. Do some yoga, have a luxurious bubble bath or get creative, do whatever makes you feel happy.
7. Ways to relax
We are all starting to adjust to this new normal now, but there will undoubtedly be times when you feel lonely, anxious and frustrated. Juggling home schooling, working from home, cooking a million meals a day and just keeping the house running smoothly can all take its toll on your mental health and well being. Here we share some tips on how you can relax and look after your mind in this crazy time.
8. Take a bath
Run a lovely warm bath and add in your favourite bath oil or salts to soak away the stress.
Create your own relaxing diffuser blends with your favourite essential oils. Let the soothing aroma wash over you and ease away your worries.
10. Pamper yourself
Self care is vitally important for your wellbeing. Taking those extra few steps in your skincare routine, having a massage or enjoying a soothing foot soak, take the time you need to look after yourself.
11. Get crafty
With all this free time, its the perfect opportunity to try that new hobby you’ve been thinking about. Try your hand at crochet, sewing, baking, pottery, painting. Getting creative is a great way to channel some energy and boost your mood.
12. Get back to nature
Spending time outdoors and in nature can help ground you and bring a feeling of calm. Sunshine is proven to help improve your mood and brings about feelings of positivity. Go for a walk, spend time in the garden and enjoy the feeling of calm from being surrounded by nature.