So here we are, in unprecendented Cornovirus times. It really is crazy what's happened to the world in just a few short months.
As our lives become have become ever more geographically restricted we've all become a lot more familiar with the four walls we call home.
So I thought I would bring you some top tips to help stave off boredom and keep social distancing!
Everyone knows how much I love reading; books are one of my biggest sources of joy. I read in the morning, before I go to bed, and as much in the day as I can get away with. I have so many books in my house that I haven't read before and so I'm going to use this time to crack through some of them.
Waterstones have also released a number of helpful lists to guide you with what to read next - from the top books of the 21st Century (so far!), and a list of books you feel you should have read but haven't.
Take a look - www.waterstones.com
While gyms and leisure centres have been closed we are still able to get outside and enjoy the Great British Countryside. Take every opportunity to do this. Walking, running, cycling, sailing, whatever your bag, go and do it.
I am building into each day one hour when I exercise. At the moment I'm loving walking or jogging in the sunshine by Rutland Water, but I've also download the Fiit app which gives you access to hundreds of FREE workout videos. From cardio to strength and yoga, this app has it all. Thoroughly recommended!
3. Build a structure to your day
Treat the day like Hugh Grant's character in About a Boy - think of life in units of time.
Build in breaks in your work to keep yourself going, and try to schedule in exercise and meal times too.
4. Keep in touch!
Technology today allows us to keep in touch with our friends and family more than ever and now is the time to use this!
Be it FaceTime, Zoom, Skype - whatever your preferred programme, schedule in a time each week for a family chat. It will keep everyone's spirits up!
5. Take some time out
Although this is a really tough time, it's also a bit of a blessing. We have time to spend with our children, our loved ones and with ourselves. Try and really take some time out for you - meditate, read, watch a film or just put all technology away and play board games!
However you choose to spend this Lockdown, take care and stay safe!
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