8 things you can do to stay positive (and sane) during self-isolation

Now is the time.

Now is the time to stop procrastinating and finish that assignment. Now is the time to push on through the home workouts to achieve your goals. Now is the time to finish those jobs on the house which have been put on hold for the last year. Now is the time to just chill and stay safe.

With all this uncertainty and confusion around COVID-19, we thought it would be nice to share with you some of our isolation ideas to help stop you going insane.

If you have kids, you’re probably already wishing this virus away for more reasons than one however, now is the time to spend quality time with your loved ones (that you are self-isolating with) in order to help keep them and everyone else safe.

Here is a list of 8 things you can do to stay positive (and sane) in these crazy times:

1. Have some ‘you’ time – whether it is having a bath, plucking your eyebrows, shaving your legs, reading a book, or just sitting alone having a cup of tea, do it – you’ll thank yourself.

2. Lessen screen time – this is so important for us who are glued to our phones (even though it’s hard not to be in this pandemic), why not shut off all devices – including the TV, and bake a cake or red a book or even attempt to write a story (maybe one you can later read to the kids at bedtime if you have any).

3. Create a little routine – don’t over face yourself and create a whole routine for the day, because quite frankly nothing ever goes to plan, but maybe a little morning or night routine, for example, wake up early, drink 1L of water, brush teeth and meditate. Of course, everyone is different so pick a time which suite you and things you like to do or things you wish you did more of and complete them. This will bring back a sense of achievement for the day.

4. Keep your mind active – why not download some brain training apps on your phone or do some puzzles to keep your mind active. There maybe online courses that you could benefit from learning. This is the time to better yourself.

5. Stay positive – just remember this is a temporary thing and we will be back to our normal routine soon. Why not wake up in the morning and list 5 things you are grateful for, say them out loud and repeat before you go to bed. This will keep you attitude positive throughout the day and hopeful for the following.

6. Talk to your family – whether this is to your family you are isolating with or maybe it’s your auntie who lives 5 miles away – turn off the TV and speak with those in the room or pick up the phone and talk. Chat about things you’d like to do once all this is over, or things you have done in the past that made you belly laugh for hours. See how they are getting on in current situations and see if you can help in any way.

7. Keep busy – time will pass so why not be productive. Clean the car, mow the lawn, hang that picture frame that’s been sat on the side for god knows how long, plan your meals, do that workout.

8. Smile – even if you don’t feel like smiling – just smile. You have no idea how good it will make you feel.

I hope that these tips help you through the isolation period without completely losing your mind. Let us know what you’re doing while stuck in isolation and see if you can add to our list.

See you all on the other side.


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