Find your something

I found my something is working out/fitness however, we all have to admit home workouts are not the same as going to the gym or working out outdoors. Being on lockdown has made me realise I need an additional something especially as a backup in case there happens to be another pandemic or lockdown in the future occurs.

Without realising, I found my something else is cooking. With restaurants being closed for most of lockdown and not be able to get what I wanted, I sent a lot of time between work, experimenting with dishes and getting creative during lunchtimes (as seen on my Instagram). Now… I’ve always been able to cook well but I spent this time making things I would never make and not sitting around bored or wasting away. This way my days at home weren’t all about work and I felt myself getting more creative each time. I had/have something that makes me feel self-accomplished and makes self-care more of a priority. I only tend to get creative in the kitchen once a week; having a hobby or trying something new doesn’t essentially have to be every single day.

Find something new and see how it makes you feel. Even if you try and hate it, at least you can say you tried it and can move onto something else.

Just think, if there is another pandemic in our lifetime, do you want to sit at home doing nothing for months on end or do something to keep you physically and mentally occupied?

Switch it up!

Sometimes you will find your environment has a negative impact on your mood, lifestyle and the choices you make in life. Just think about how long some of us have been on lock-down/in isolation for; being in the same rooms and environment constantly could drive the best of us mad.

You may find, especially if you have spent a lot of time in your bedroom or living room during lock-down, that you are too familiar or bored with your surroundings. In previous blogs, I’ve mentioned making small chances, eg. Changing your room layout or lighting candles to refresh your mind but sometimes it really just takes an added a personal touch.

By this I mean: creating your own area for indoor plants, creating and showing your own art work, making something new (a sculpture or piece of furniture), decorate photo frames or lighting, making your own candles or soap. Do something to add your own unique spirit to your room; something you can look at and think ‘wow I did that!’. Whilst keeping your mind busy, you are creating the environment best for you and whenever you need to switch It up again, you’ve got that new project, that new hobby to keep you on your feet.