Staying positive and motivated can be challenging at the best of times, especially during the coronavirus lockdown. Although times are very uncertain it’s crucial that you understand that you’re not alone. Everyone is struggling in one way or another, let’s pull together and get through this.
The best way for you to stay happy and productive during the lockdown is to get into a routine. Not just any old routine, one that you enjoy and one that you love to wake up to every morning. Throughout this blog post, we will be providing some guidance on ways in which you can create a routine, one for happiness.
Waking Up In The Morning
For those who are no longer working it’s easy to slip out of routine from the moment you wake up. With all this extra time on your hands, you can find yourself sleeping the day away. Start your day off right with an early start, give yourself the extra hours you need to get on with your day.
Not only will an early start allow you to spend more time doing the things you love but it will also help you feel a lot better. Consistency in your sleeping routine can be very positive for your mindset, a small change to the time you wake up in the morning can do a whole world of good.
Starting The Day With Exercise
When you have nothing planned for the day ahead of its easy to get a bit down in the dumps. When this happens it can be difficult to find a reason to get out of bed, leaving you curled up in the sheets for the best part of the day.
By starting your day with a nice walk or cycle ride you will be starting your day off with a bang. It acts as a natural alternative to an energy drink for the rest of the day ahead. Filling your body with serotonin is the recipe for a happy and positive day.
Dig Into A Nice Healthy Breakfast
After your morning exercise, its time to get stuck into a delicious breakfast of your choice. Say goodbye to the traditional fry up and make yourself a nice light and fresh breakfast.
Starting your day with a breakfast full of plenty of fruit can be a great day to kickstart your daily intake of nutrients. The saying has always gone “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and its really true. Start the day off right and eat the breakfast your body craves.
Get Into An Old Hobby
What better way to spend your day than falling in love for a hobby that was once forgotten due to the businesses of daily life. Now, this extra free time you can really get back into whatever makes you happy, this could be music, art or fishing.
Making the most out of this extra time on your hands is exactly what you need to stay positive. This is especially true if you find that you’re struggling to get to sleep at night. Your body naturally struggles to get off to sleep if you haven’t done much with your day. That’s why it’s crucial that you make the most out of every hour of daylight, regardless of the weather outside.
Experiment With Your Cooking
So, its time to stop for lunch, instead of making a boring old sandwich you can take the time to try to make something new. You may never get such a good opportunity to take on new recipes again, so why not make the most out of it.
Imagine being able to come out the other side of lockdown with an array of new recipes that you have mastered along with the re-found love for your favourite hobby. If you achieve this you can honestly put your feet back and say “Yes I made the most out of the coronavirus lockdown.”
Adapt Your Afternoon To Match How You Are Feeling
Okay, you have just had an amazing start of the day, but something comes up, regardless of what this maybe you need to mould your afternoon round what’s right for you. This could mean you have to pop out and do some shopping, it might just be that the perfect opportunity has come along to meet some friends in the park. Keeping your routine flexible is key to staying motivated and happy during these difficult times.