Our top 10 tips on keeping positive during the coronavirus pandemic
These are testing times for everyone, but help IS out there and of course that light at the end of the tunnel…imagine the great times we’ll all have once this global pandemic is over.
Here at Positive Lifestyle Rewards, we’re all about being healthy and happy, so come and take a look at our top 10 tips of keeping positive, hopefully, it will help.
- Keep in touch with friends and family
Just because we’re now in isolation doesn’t mean that friends and family members should be forgotten. You may not be able to see them in person, but nothing is stopping you being in contact at regular intervals, daily if possible, as this will be good for everyone’s mental health.
Whether it’s a text, a phone call or perhaps even a video call, there are plenty of ways to hear from and see those loved ones.
- Ensure you get enough sleep
Its seen as the magic eight hours, but barely any of us manage this amount of sleep with the hectic lives we lead and the demands of a work-life balance.
See this as an opportunity to catch up on some shut eye, ensuring your mind, body and soul is refreshed for the day ahead.
Avoid staying up late because there’s no work to travel to and set yourself a routine just as you would in normal times.
We may be confined to our houses, but we are allowed to exercise daily and we should 100% use that opportunity to stay healthy.
Exercise not only makes us look and feel good, but it also releases positive endorphins in the brain, giving us more motivation to do the daily tasks that are in front of us.
- Eat healthily
Supermarket stocks may be bare, but it shouldn’t mean we have to reach for the phone and the nearest take away all the time.
We just need to become more creative in our cooking. Prep meals for the week ahead, and make good use of the freezer, these can be vital for storing frozen vegetables, meat and carbs such as rice.
- Limit screen time
This is especially important if you spend your 9-5 working from home in front of a computer. Try and minimise phone and TV time as much as possible to give your eyes and brain a rest, instead opt for reading books, or another pastime.
- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
With the days and nights seeming longer than ever, it can be easy to reach for that beer, wine or spirit earlier than usual.
Try and stick to the same routine as before the lockdown and you should be fine, whether that’s keeping weekday drinking to a minimum or only drinking on the weekend.
- Avoid being glued to the news
Something we’re all guilty of, but believe it or not, the news stations and the papers have very little positive news to report at the minute.
Listening to all the negativity will only make you feel worse.
- Use the time to complete those jobs you’ve been putting off
That fence or room that needed painting, the mounting ironing pile or that garage clear out, now is the perfect time to get those jobs out the way, especially with no socialising available.
- Save money rather than spend it
Just because you’re saving yourself a small fortune on going out, eating out or even fuel perhaps, don’t use the extra income as an excuse to purchase unnecessary items like clothes, alcohol or fancy food. Instead, put the extra money into a savings account, and once we’re out of lockdown you’ll have a tidy amount to put towards whatever you want, be it a holiday, car or home improvement.
- Pick up a new hobby or even a profession
Learn that language you’ve been desperate to do but never had the time, train for that career you never got the chance to pursue, whatever you’ve been putting off, now is the time.
(Please note the above video was recorded on 13th March)
If you’re still struggling or want some advice on how to cope with the lockdown, get in touch with me on 07857010262 and I will be happy to try and help.