Thursday, May 21, 2020

Keeping Your Spirits Up During Lockdown

These times are tough for everyone, we are all getting a little bit of cabin fever with several weeks of lockdown to help combat coronavirus and save lives. 

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Although the restrictions we have in place are like none we’ve seen before, they aren’t as severe as some countries where people aren’t allowed to leave their homes at all and can only go a few meters away. 

Rather than feeling disheartened, it’s good to see that people are rallying together to adapt and make the best of the situation. Some, however, are finding it easier than others. We can now exercise as much as we want and travel to do so if, in the UK and see one other person at a social distance friendly level outdoors,  this has been a great boost for people’s mental health and health, but it is still difficult the see the light at the end of the tunnel and keep positive. 

So, let’s have a look at some of the ways you can keep your spirits up during lockdown: 

Try To Accept The New Normal 
We’re not in control of what’s happening. We may be stuck indoors for quite some time, and there is nothing at all that we can do about it. Although we can’t control the government’s advice and the way this is been tackled we can tackle the way we react to it and deal with it. 

Enjoy The Slower Pace
Most people lead busy lives, but the pandemic has thrown us all into a much slower, more minimal lifestyle, this is leading to people realizing what is really important to them. For some, we have been able to see what life would be like if you spent more time at home and with loved ones. 

Pick Others Up
Although you’re not able to visit others at the moment, not in the way we would like anyway. We can still make the effort to pick people up and lift their spirits at the same time as them. Whether it’s speaking on the phone, catching up on video chat, or building a self-care package on a budget using things like a Fragrance Direct voucher code or a few essentials like a fruit basket or a pamper night kit. 

Take It A Day At A Time 
The way the world is at the moment is frankly quite scary, but remember everyone is in the same boat as you at the moment. One of the best things you can do is try to take each day as they come, don’t stress too much. Yes, it might be easier said than done, but constantly reading the news, worrying about needing to go shopping in a week’s time, or panicking about returning to work in the future isn’t going to help you remain positive. 

These are just a few of the ways you can keep your spirits up during the Coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is experiencing and dealing with the same situation as you are, so it’s important to keep positive and stand together. What are you doing to keep your spirits up? Please share in the comments below. 

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