I hope you are all safe and keeping well. With the current situation, most of us have a lot more time on our hands. For me, after two weeks of isolation, most of the things that I needed to do and catch up with are done. Now is the time when I need to get back to ‘me’.
It's the most natural thing in these circumstances to lose our discipline with time, exercise and diet. So let's not do that!
The lockdown will end, and if we have a plan for our long days, we will be ready for normal ‘life’ when this is over. Firstly, try to eat as well as you can. I know it sounds boring, but plenty of fruit and vegetables will keep our vitamin levels up. Be careful with the ‘carbs’ because we don't want to feel any more sluggish than we might already. It’s very important to stay hydrated, so drink regularly (not gin!!).
Really try and maximise the time that we have to go out for exercise. So work out when you need it most because it feels like a real treat now. What time is best for you? Morning to enliven you or the evening to wind down and reflect?
We're not in a rush anymore, enjoy your surroundings, don't just pass by. Breathe in the fresh air, appreciate the sky, grass, and freedom of being outside. Smile, it lifts your spirits, and you never know you might even get one back!
Lastly, plan. Give some structure to your day. Set times for exercise and food. Plan meals and whether you need to shop or not. Once the structure is there, we can fit as much or as little around it all. You will feel better knowing what to do next.
Most importantly, don't forget to fit the Easter Eggs in somewhere! 😊 Don't lose yourself 😉
Lastly, a big clap to everyone for doing so well and for supporting each other during these times. Have a lovely Easter and please stay safe.
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