Lockdown wellbeing tips

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

These are strange times. With many of us working from home, self isolating or navigating a whole new 'normal' it's easy to feel out of sorts.

Here are a few tips to help you adjust to this new way of living and keep your wellbeing in check...

Keep active

One of the cheapest and simplest ways to get active is to go for a walk or a run. As well as getting your heart rate up you also need to work on strength using weights or even your own bodyweight.

Eat a healthy balanced diet 

Tempting though it is to polish off that packet of biscuits the sugar high will just be temporary. Support your emotional health by eating a balanced diet with a variety of fruit and vegetables. If you feel well in your body, you'll feel better off in your mind and soul.

Drink alcohol sensibly

It's totally fine to have the occasional glass of alcohol but don't drown yourself in your gin! Alcohol has a depressive effect and can lower your mood and prevent you from getting good quality of sleep. Both are things that could result in you feeling less emotionally resilient.

Learn to relax

It's crucial to make time for yourself, time to relax and do something that brings you joy. If you don't look after yourself you'll find it harder to look after others.

Maintain support networks

Humans are social animals so make sure you aside time to speak to family, friends and colleagues. You could set up a regular chat to give you and your loved ones something to look forward to and establish a routine, which can help emotional and mental wellbeing.

Talk about your feelings

As a nation we are notorious for putting on a brave front but this can feel overwhelming so if you have someone you can talk to, please do. Be open about how you feel and be there for others if they want to open up.