This week is Mental Health Awareness week.
Looking after our mental health all too often ends up at the bottom of the pile when it comes to our list of priorities. Despite being so vitally important and now widely promoted, it’s easily neglected.
I think it’s fair to say that lockdown has proven, and is still very much proving, a challenge to our mental well-being. There’s no shame in admitting it.
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you my tips for surviving these surreal times and looking after your mental well-being.
Social media is very much a blessing and a curse. It always has been.
I didn’t think it was possible to become even more reliant on social media, but now more than ever we are clinging to it as our safety net. For most of us, it’s our number 1 means of keeping in touch with our loved ones and the outside world.
Unfortunately though, more time spent on social media has not come without it’s downfalls…
In case you were wondering, here’s what I’ve been getting up to during this funny old time. Here’s my lockdown in pictures.
2020 definitely isn’t turning out the way any of us planned.
Still, we have to keep smiling!
Here are some funny little things I’ve noticed during lockdown…
Have you already decided to start a new fitness regime when lockdown is over? In the current climate where we have to stay at home, it’s hard to imagine that your initial excitement to run off to the nearest exercise class or gym may turn into mild panic when the big day arrives.
Here’s my guide to keeping those nerves at bay when that day does arrive…
P.S Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!
“Workout at home,” they said.
“It’ll be easy,” they said.
“It’ll be fun,” they said.
Well they got the last bit right!…
Anyone else been swinging erratically between, “I’m going to use this time at home to relax and recharge,” and “I could be super-productive and get loads of things done,” this week?!
When you’re relaxing having family time you worry you should be cracking on with something and then when you are beavering away at something you worry you should be making the most of being at home!
Whilst it’s been a very surreal week, I have learnt a few things during my time at home…
What. A. Week.
I’ve found myself channelling Ross from Friends – “I’m fine!”
As I sit down to write today’s blog post I’m left wondering what can I possibly say that hasn’t already been said?
We’ve all seen the lists circulating on social media, “Fun things to do at home,” “Staying active at home,” and “Things that haven’t been cancelled.”
So instead, I’m taking a light-hearted look at working from home.
As someone who works from home in-between classes, I would like to share my experiences with you and prepare those of you now at home for what’s to come…
Just in case you were wondering…;)
Here’s an honest food diary from the last 6 days, warts and all!
There’s no special or restrictive diet going on. Just what I class as a reasonable attempt at trying to eat reasonably well with a very relaxed approach!
I’ve often read food diaries in magazines and newspapers and thought, “and where’s the rest of it?!” or “surely they can’t eat like that ALL the time?!”
I’m keeping it real here and haven’t missed off one late night snack! If you know me well you will know I can and like to eat like a horse much to the disbelief of many.
Oh, and it’s 6 days not 7 as I came up with the idea last weekend and blog day is Friday!