How to Stay Busy During Self-Isolation
This Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up our lives over the last few weeks and has led us into a perpetual state of boredom. Being stuck at home in a bid to flatten the curve and slow the spread can be incredibly hard, but fear not, here are a few ways you can overcome boredom.
Well, before we proceed, we want to remind you that ‘this pandemic is not a productivity contest’. So, relax, and take things at your own pace, we’re here to give you some tips in how to make good use of your time.
Time for some Self-Care:
Self-Care is key, however, it's not something that we often make the time for especially during our busy lifestyles. Now that we have plenty of time on our hands, here are a few things you can start with:
Meditate: Many of us are finding ourselves riddled with anxiety and stress. This pandemic is really testing our resilience but there’s no better time to really train your resilience muscle. The good news is that mediation offers a variety of benefits and is known to significantly ease anxiety and mental stress.
There are numerous types of meditation to try, we recommend starting with guided meditation- do this every other morning and you might just find yourself becoming a lot more calmer and also start to notice improvements in both your physical and emotional health. You can take it a step further and consider investing in an air diffuser; we’ve tried using them during meditation and experienced a heightened moment of stillness and tranquillity
Indulge in pampering: Relaxing in a bath infused with bath salts is one of my favourite things to do to end of the day. It gives me the opportunity to filter through my thoughts and feel at ease. Feel free to apply some facemasks, music and a glass of Champagne for a more lush experience.
1, 2, 3, & We’re Active!
Since gyms are closed and PT’s (good on you if you have one) have put sessions on hold, it has become extremely easy to not keep fit. With our accustomed ‘some-what’ active lifestyles of following daily routines, most of us are now at home in a stationary state as a result of the effect of the temporary lockdown. But don’t worry; we’ve gathered some tips to help you stay active:
Home work out: With the use of our good ‘ole Internet and more specifically YouTube, maintaining your fitness has never been easy. We love a 30-minute HIIT Cardio, this high intensity bodyweight cardio is a great way to get blood flowing around your body and boosts your energy levels.
Walk the Walk: With beautiful weather teasing us everyday, it’s tempting to go out and sunbath. Instead of frying yourself in the sun and potentially putting people’s lives at risk, instead take the time to connect with nature “on the go”. Enjoy peaceful walks to your Local Park and admire nature.
The wonderful thing about creativity is that you can do whatever you want whenever you want. Here are some creative activities that we’ve enjoyed doing during self-isolation:
Vision Boards: Creating a vision board can be fun and useful during this time, since it allows you to make a visual plan of your goals and help you to stay motivated.
This activity involves sticking images of your future desires onto a board or paper and you can be adventurous with it. I recently made one that is specifically catered to short-term goals I would like to accomplish once self-isolation is over. I gathered a collection of magazines, and cut out words and images and printing additional pictures.
Looking at your vision board daily creates a mental and emotional connection, which motivates you to manifest your desires into reality. You can enhance the enjoyment of this activity by making these boards with your friends/family virtually via video calling – select a day, prepare your material and get sticking!
Make your own lipstick – sounds a little far-fetched we know, but it’s a lot easier than it seems. Doing this will definitely pass time while granting you the opportunity to brag to everyone that it newly curated lipstick. There are many simple tutorials and instructions available online, who knows, it may even become a side hustle for you.
We hope that you can fill some of your time up with these great ideas during self – isolation. Remember, we are all in this together, and once this situation has passed, we will be well rested, have a better connection to mankind.
Let’s not forget the positives this is already having on the environment, pollution levels lowered causing us flatten the climate change curve.
Let’s collectively do our part in overcoming this challenge and please remember to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives!