How to Keep Busy During Lockdown

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Sarah Peddie

To stop the spread of coronavirus, many national governments have told their residents to stay indoors to save lives.

Being stuck indoors can be difficult for most of us when our lives are usually busy. Here at Odyssey Recruitment, we have put together a helpful guide on how to keep yourself occupied and safe during quarantine.

Take a break from the screen

Try your best to not get too bogged down with the news and put on some healthy boundaries around your consumption of TV, radio and online news. Yes, it is good to stay well informed during a global pandemic but limiting our news consumption as you will constantly hear the same news bulletin over and over again. 

Try to limit your time on social media and messaging electronically, although it is great to stay in touch with family and friends during this time, being stuck looking at a screen all day can make us lose sight of what we really wanted to do with our day. Make sure you do something productive and don’t waste the day away.

Make sure you exercise

Some of us may be able to go outside and do some exercise whilst keeping a safe distance from others. Exercise can help get out of your head and take you away from reality. If you cannot get outdoors then join an online class and get your daily exercise.

Reach out to others

Too much time in isolation can lead to loneliness and also depression so make sure you reach out to others when you can.

Remember that everyone will be in the same position and in quarantine so do not be afraid to reach out to people. If you reach out to someone who is not available then don’t stress about it and dust yourself off. Someone out there will appreciate your call.

Accomplish small things

Choose a couple of small things that you can accomplish in a day. It could be a piece of work or decluttering your wardrobe - set yourself small goals that you will be able to achieve and you will feel good about the day

Acts of kindness

The focus right now is to care for the elderly and most vulnerable but also people who live on their own. Isolation can take its toll on a person's mental health so check up on people who are living alone and make sure they are doing OK. If you are feeling well then offer to help them out like do their shopping or walk their dog.

Stay safe and keep others safe by following government guidelines.

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