It’s been over a week since ‘lockdown’ and coping with this new found isolation can be tough for all of us, especially with our basic freedom to walk around, socialise and shop coming to a halt. I’m lucky in a sense that I’ve always worked from home and that (hopefully) isn’t going to change anytime soon. But for many of my friends who’ve been put on furlough, the weeks and weekends are starting to merge into one. So for those of us who are struggling with how to spend our days, I’ve complied a few tips on what you can do in isolation.
five things for isolation
- Learn a new skill. This might be the optimum time to learn that language you’ve been meaning to pick up from Duolingo or even brush up on those editing skills with skillshare or youtube.
- Catch up on Netflix. Netflix for me is going to be my best friend for this self isolation period. A few notable Netflix favourites at the moment include Love is Blind, Tiger King, Gossip Girl and Next in Fashion.
- Embrace meditation. So you’ve got a few hours to kill in between eating. Why not start practicing meditation? I personally really enjoy it as it acts as a way to train your mind to focus and not to get pulled in by outside distractions. Headspace and Calm are some of my favourite apps.
- Start baking. I’ve seen a lot of people pick up baking again over on Twitter and Instagram, especially of the bread category. But for me I prefer baking of the ‘sweeter kind. My favourite thing to bake right now is banana bread. It tastes amazing as a 4pm snack with a hot brew.
- Making the most of our outdoor exercise. The UK has limited us to going out for only one piece of exercise, so why not make the most of it and embrace it into your new routine.
Read my previous post on how I’m dressing for spring in isolation.