Welcome to part 3 of our Self Isolation Survival Guide! You can check part 1 & 2 here, which were focussed around activities for little ones, both generally and age specific! We will make sure you receive more and more ideas over the next couple of weeks, as well as blogs on our normal routine, as well as how to chat to your little one about the virus, but today we want to focus on you…
We would all be fibbing a little if we said we weren’t a little bit nervous about spending 14 days cooped up in a house with our little ones. As hard as we try to keep them constantly busy and tire them out with the little outdoor space we have access too, it will no doubt have moments of stress.
It’s really important to look after you, both physically, mentally and emotionally. We have asked around our team about how they will do it if they are put into self-isolation, and here are some of their best ideas:
There is a tonne of great stuff out there on YouTube, walking you through at home workouts, yoga routines and Pilates classes, meaning you can keep the heart beating a little quicker throughout self-isolation (if you feel up to it!)
One great example is “P.E with Joe Wicks”, which he is running Mon-Fri at 9am, starting from Monday 23rd. It is aimed at kids, so could be great one to do as a family.
Stick on your favourite music album/artists
One thing that is truly relaxing is a bit of nostalgic music! Whether it’s a certain song that transports you to a cherished memory, or an artist that always puts you at ease, put it on and enjoy!
Have a soak
If baths are your thing then what could be better? Fill up the tub with hot water, chuck in some bubble bath, light a couple of candles and shut the door to the world for half an hour!
Read a good book
There will be plenty of time to flick through Now TV, Prime and Netflix for the best new movie or highly rated boxset, but we recommend picking up a good book and diving in!
Learn about something new, get to know your favourite celebrity or sports star a little more or just get lost in a fantastic story!
Message a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
Remember you are not the only one in isolation, and communication, utilising facetime, skype, calls, texts or anything in-between is going to be vital to keep us all going. With a little extra time on our hands, it’s the perfect time to get back in touch with old friends or distant relatives and reconnect, as well as keeping in touch with our nearest and dearest.
Try cooking something new
Find a brand-new recipe, or just experiment with the ingredients you have left in the cupboard and fridge. Now could be the time to discover a brand-new family favourite!
Treat yourself to a take-away
Always a big win at the end of a week is a treat night take-away! As you will have seen online, a lot of local restaurants and cafes are moving to a delivery service to stay afloat, so why not try something brand new?
You are allowed out into the garden, so if we get some good weather why not get your finger green and start to get your garden ready for when this all blows over!
Rather than sitting stewing and thinking into the fact you’re in self-isolation, dream about life after Corona Virus!
- What are you going to do?
- Where are you going to go?
- What are you going to try?
- What are you going to start?
- Who are you going to see?
This whole thing will blow over soon, and we will all get back to normal in no time! For now, look after you and yours’s, and keep in touch!