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Our lives have changed rather dramaticaly over the last few weeks, and this means we are indoors the majority of our day.
Once we have our daily work and chores out the way, it’s important for all if us to have some down time. Self isolation is not a fun position to be in on the surfce, but we can take some positives from being at home. Use this opportunity to slow down and become more productive in the home, and you will start to feel fullfiled.
Below are some fun and relaxing ideas of things to do to escape the crazy life we are all currently living.
Maybe you haven’t painted since school, maybe you had great plans of picking up a brush last year, but never did. Now is your chance to get your creating juices flowing. Head to Amazon or Hobbycraft for basic art supplies
Paint anything and everything. Just letting you mind wonder and find one escapism will do wonders for your mental health right now. A great starter book for daily exercises is 365 days of Art
Plant some seeds
Spring has sprung and with the clocks going forward this weekend we can start to feel rejuvinated and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Of course we are not having a ‘normal’ Spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we normally would.
Get yourself some plant pots, some seeds and soil, and get messy. Watch your seedlings grow over the coming weeks. This will give you purpose and an element of responsibility to help your seeds to grow. This is a great activity of you have kids. You can try growing anything from flowers to vegetables. Check out Amazon.co.uk for all you needs, including starter kits.
We all have odd jobs in our homes that we never got round the finishing. Whether it’s a loose cupboard door, an unpainted wall or a putting up some pictures. Use this time to get these jobs done. You will feel positive from completing this tasks. All good for the mind.
Needlepoint and knitting
Try something new like knitting or embroidery. It’s proven that these type of hobbies are stress releaving. Craft something for someone, or knit a blanket for your home. Whatever it is, you will get satisfaction in what you can achieve. And with time on our hands, you can dip into it for a little bit each day.
Make sure you all take time out for yourselves, and do a little something you love each day. We will get through this!