Tuesday 7 April 2020

Putting A Positive Spin On Lockdown

Lockdown. It's becoming a global thing right now, what with COVID-19 creeping its way around the world. We all know that viruses don't travel - but we do. We travel, and that's what has spread this virus. So, the answer is to stop moving and let it run its course, and lockdown is the best possible solution here. In we go and in we stay until the powers that be deem otherwise.

The thing is, lockdown is - quite frankly - boring as hell. We are not adapting well to being told to stay indoors and not travel or go anywhere other than a quick walk or run per day. We're only allowed out to get the essentials, from the household groceries to the vape shop on the corner. However, with all the negativity that comes with lockdown, did you know that it's possible to put a positive spin on it? You've finished everything you had lined up on Netflix, and you've read every book in the Game of Thrones series - you're bored, and yet here you are still waiting to do something more productive. Let's take a look at things that you could do to be more positive and productive while the word has hit pause.

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Get Rid Of Bad Habits
Start with you. If there is one excuse we all use when it comes to bad habits, it's that we don't have time to work on them. Well, now you're in lockdown. It's the perfect time to learn to live without a vice you've relied on. Give up cigarettes, quit the weekly wine bottles or simply stop shovelling down junk food - and you'll come out of lockdown healthier than ever!

Learn A Language
This is the time you have now to learn something new, and a language is the best thing that you could learn right now. It takes time to get to grips with the syntax and pronunciation of a new and exotic language, and you have the time to do it. A language is complicated to learn, but with the patience and the timing, you can come out of a locked-down society with a new skill under your belt!

Declutter The House
The amount of times you've put off this particular job is likely to add up. Locking down means that you'll be taking time in your home, among the mess and the clutter. You may not be able to get out to the dump, but you can certainly create a pile of things to go to the dump and sort through everything in the closets through the house. It's time!

Adopt Healthy Eating

With the absence of the gym, you need to figure out a way to work out anyway. Your home workouts can be one thing, but the best way to look after your health is to start eating healthier at home. Choose better meals and ensure that you are not snacking to excess - which is hard enough to do in lockdown! Focus on better habits for a healthier future.

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