The lockdown blues unfortunately are hard to avoid when we are told to stay in our at-home bubbles and completely change up how we go about our day-to-day lives. No matter what lockdown number you are on, below we have our top 10 tips on how to beat the lockdown blues, keeping yourself as happy and healthy as possible.
Travel through the kitchen
Even though overseas travelling is off the cards for a while and we are at home, doesn’t mean we can’t bring the world to us! Where do you want to go? Mexico? Italy? Greece? A big yes to all three, thanks! The fun that can be had by throwing a certain country-themed night with the whole kit and kaboodle including food, drinks, games, and maybe even dress-ups can be a fabulous weekend activity for the whole family to enjoy and take part in. Whip our some nachos, guacamole, margaritas and some festive decor and you’ve got yourself the perfect Mexican night!
Keep up routine
As easy as it is to ditch the normal daily routine in lockdown when nothing feels ‘normal’, sticking to what you know as your daily routine will help your mind feel as balanced as it can be. If you usually go to the gym in the morning, get up and do a 20 minute home workout or head out for a walk! If you usually make yourself a tea at 10.30 am, do the same. Lunchtime at 1 pm? Nothing changes there! And most importantly if you are working from home, clock off as normal. It is so easy to keep working when your desk is in the living room or your bedroom, but separating the two is vital to ensuring your brain can have some downtime and work and home are separated as best they can.
We have a little extra time at the moment so why not try out that new ‘thing’ you’ve wanted to give a go for ages. Maybe it is painting? Rollerskating? Pottery? A new language? There are so many amazing kits and tools you can buy and use online to do from home and it makes for a super fun activity to do in your downtime alone or with loved ones. What are you going to give a go?
Keep yourself connected during this time, reaching out to check in as much as possible! But remember, don’t be offended if someone feels a little mentally drained to do another Zoom trivia or Facetime. The point is that you made the effort and you know and they know you care and are there for each other. A simple, ‘Hi. How are you going?’ text can make someone’s day! On the other end of the spectrum, if you are having a bad day, ensure you talk to someone about it whether in your bubble or a friend over the phone. Even if separated right now never forget – you are not alone!
Get your step on
It is no secret that we all here at SuperFastDiet absolutely love heading out for a walk to increase those steps for both mental and physical health and wellbeing. Stay within your radius and try as many new walks as possible in your area, whether it is exploring new streets in your suburb, or heading down to your nearest bush, lake, or coastal track to take in the scenery. Maybe even set a ‘steps’ challenge with yourself or with a friend for some extra healthy lockdown fun!
Whip up new recipes
Does anyone else look forward to dinner as soon as they wake up? Especially if you know it is a favourite meal of yours! The incredible variety of meals to whip up out there is so exciting. Why not take advantage of the fact that we can’t eat out at the moment and get super creative and organised in the kitchen and make it fun? One night of the week plan out each night’s dinner and give that recipe a go that you’ve wanted to try for ages. Our brand new book, The 3-Day Diet has just been released with over 60 brand new recipes, so we know that our team and community are so excited to get to trying out as many of them as we can throughout lockdown!
Get those chores done
Hear us out! We don’t mean the boring chores! We mean those chores like cleaning out your wardrobe or re-organising the pantry that sits on your to-do list for months! We are talking the chores that are a little more time and brain-consuming. Use this downtime time to make your house as spick and span as possible, blasting some music or a podcast of course to make it all the more fun. If you want to get your hands dirty and do something super satisfying, Marie Kondo-ing your house will do the trick.
Turn those pages
Reading is the perfect weekend lockdown activity when you feel like your eyes are going to go square from all the homeschooling, working from home, Netflixing and mindless scrolling on your phone! No matter if it is super short or overwhelmingly long, everyone has a ‘want to read’ list, so now is your time! Order a few books or use your local library delivery service and get those pages turning.
Make this your time!
Being in lockdown doesn’t mean you have to let everything go, in fact, the opposite could well be true. By adopting some good habits and applying them each day, you could emerge from lockdown stronger and more in control than ever. Your mental and physical health and wellbeing can benefit from having this extra time to focus on ‘project you’. Kick those unwanted kilos to the curb and find time to better your health and happiness. Want to join a community of incredibly supportive women all on the same weight loss and health journey together? Click here to learn more about our program!
But remember, productivity doesn’t have to be key
Allow for YOU time! Even though this sounds a bit obvious at a time like this, we mean allow yourself to take the time out from the world and the news and being as busy as possible to do what you love that isn’t particularly ‘productive’. Often it can feel like productivity is so important right now and even though we have listed a few ideas above, having projects and things to do does not have to be a top priority at the moment. Instead, focus on getting through each day and ensuring your mind is the biggest focus. Relax and do what makes you happy and content, whatever that may be, super ‘productive’ or not!
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