As we head into another month you may be thinking, how on earth am I going to survive lockdown? We’ve put together some lockdown survival tips to make it more enjoyable, positive and healthy. Well, bearable, anyway.
Get some sleep
Are you suffering from coronasomnia? Sleep is critical to physical health and the effective functioning of the immune system. It’s also a key promoter of emotional wellness and mental health, helping to beat back stress, depression, and anxiety.
Sleep experts suggest considering your evening after 8 pm as the healing recovery zone. Try and make sure your behaviour and habits after this time follow a pattern of reduced light, paying more attention to your breath, no caffeine or alcohol, doing something you enjoy, having a bath, meditating and making sure your bedroom is dark and ready to receive you for sleep.
Exercise is so beneficial, even if it is a 20-minute walk. Try and get outside each day for some fresh air. Exercise helps to release endorphins which makes us feel more uplifted. Make some time to take a trip outside during the working day, so you get out in the daylight for some fresh air.
Get some structure
During Lockdown, it can be hard to retain a structure to our day and forget about the importance of eating a balanced diet. Make sure you are eating three meals a day.
Try to avoid unnecessary snacking. Eat foods from all vital food groups: protein, carbohydrates, fats, fruit and vegetables. This is important, especially this time of year, to help protect your immune system.
It’s a tough time. Remember to be kind to each other. We’re all going through this together. Each of us may go through periods of doubt, which can affect everyone, but we will get through it, stay positive and if you’re struggling, talk to someone.
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LOOK AFTER YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Your immune system works hard to protect you every day, but there are things you can do to help it out:
- Get a good night’s sleep. Your body can’t function correctly if you aren’t sleeping well.
- Practice good hygiene. Washing your hands regularly can prevent infections.
- Eat a balanced diet, and get plenty of exercise. Eating nutritious food and staying active will help your body fight off infections
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Since our bodies are made up mostly of water, keeping hydrated is essential for ensuring all our bodily functions work correctly. Drinking water is good to stay hydrated as it helps with concentration. Make sure you’re drinking at least eight glasses of water per day.
Being stuck indoors and unable to meet up with family and friends can take a severe toll on your mental health and wellbeing. Remember, there are loads of ways to stay connected online.
Make an effort to keep in touch with family and friends, and not be afraid to reach out for support if you’re struggling during the lockdown.
Get in the right mood
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GIVE YOURSELF A SENSE OF PURPOSE
You might have noticed times when you have felt numb and disconnected. Excessive TV, eating, alcohol and addictions are a sign we have lost purpose. Do things that make you feel alive and motivate you, such as music, art, building something, nature, exercise or even an online course.