The U.K has gone into lockdown, and while it may be necessary – it’s also terrifying.
Sure, you might be missing out on trips to the pubs, shopping, and human affection. Once this is all over, I think we can all agree that we’ll hug our loved ones a little tighter.
So, how can we survive this lockdown, stay productive, and stay healthy? Here are my top tips on the things to do during this strange time.
We live in a time when technology will get us through this. Not only can some of us work from home, but many of us can stay in contact with friends and family.
Why not have cocktails with your friends over facetime? It’s not exactly ideal, but it’s a privilege to be able to see our friend’s and family’s faces.
Also, technology can keep us entertained. Turn off the news on the TV (it’s filled with dread at the moment). Play some Sims, watch a feel-good film, or read some blogs.
You can also access online classes, and learn a new skill or language. Some of these can also be free – perfect for these uncertain times.
During times when food is a little scarce, we need to make the most of what is in our kitchen.
So, take a look around your cupboards and fridge, and see what you can cook up.
Some of the things you find in your kitchen might just surprise you.
Try not to add to the problem by panic buying, rather make delicious meals out of very little. It is possible. Use up your lentils and spices that have been sitting in the back of your cupboard for years.
Some meals that are perfect for this are Shepard’s Pie, curries, and flapjacks.
Remember, you can still leave the house for exercise. You can go for a walk or a run – just don’t put anybody at risk.
Exercise is so important, now more than ever. Not only for our physical health but for our mental health.
You can get workout guides online, and watch videos on YouTube. Some of your favourite gym influencers are posting amazing content for you to follow through these difficult times.
Now is the time to tackle the decorating you’ve been putting off all this time. Okay, you might not be able to get all the supplies – but you can make the first start.
After all, you want to be locked down in a house/room that you actually enjoy being in.
Even just moving some furniture around or having a deep clean (very important right now) will make you feel tonnes better.
I know these times can be very hard. Keeping ourselves busy, productive, and happy is important. Don’t neglect yourself during these times – try to carry on with life as normal, while protecting all those around us.
We’re all in this together – see you on the other side.