Self isolation isn’t something that we do every day, and many of us are used to coming and going in our busy lives. A lot of people are worrying about the loss of contact with their, friends and family as well as missing their normal daily activities. We would like to give you some resources to help keep you busy and active.
Looking after your mind
Mental health is something that we often forget about. We get so busy getting wrapped up in our lives that we don’t realise the effect life has on our mind. It is important that we all take time out of the day to pause, reflect and breathe. Doing simple things like breathing exercises, stretches even switching off technology can help your mental health.
Visit Mind to find out more.
Even though you might not be able to physically meet up with your loved ones during this time, there are other ways that you can stay in contact with them.
Arrange a time to call your friends, so that you can have a catch up and check in with them to make sure that they are doing okay. If you have a computer, tablet or smart phone you can use Facebook, WhatsApp or another app to create a group chat with your friends or family all together.
Learn something new
Being self isolated means that you have plenty of time on your hands. Rather than just sitting in front of the TV (which is fun to do sometimes) why not learn a new hobby or skill. Maybe you have always wanted to learn a particular skill, but you haven’t had the time previously. You could learn a new language. Learn how to knit or crochet, download our free lemur knitting pattern here. Complete an online course.
You don’t have to exercise out of your home to stay active. It can be as simple as turning on the radio and get dancing to the music, or using a work out DVD. Some people will have a whole workout routine at the gym but are unsure how to adapt this for home workouts. You can find lots of hints, tips and guides on the internet and YouTube has demonstrations to help you to exercise at home. Armchair exercises are simple to follow and all you need is a chair, the NHS website has some exercises you can follow. The BBC have some hints and tips for you to stay healthy from the comfort of your own home too.
Julie, one of our Inspirational Women, has shared some tips on our blog including The Cuppa Routine!
Take A Virtual Tour
Enjoy of the worlds hidden gems from the comfort of your own home:
- The National Gallery
- Paignton Zoo
- The British Museum
- Acropolis Monuments
- The Louvre
- San Diego Zoo
- Hawai’i Volcanoes
This amazing charity have some advice to support loved ones on their website.
How to support your loved ones if you can't visit them in person?
Spring Clean Your Shoes
Give your footwear collection some care to keep them looking their best with our shoe care collection.
A little care and attention can prolong the life of your favourite Hotter styles.
Keep your mind active with some free brain training apps like Lumosity