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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in lockdown

Although the word on the streets says they are easing the lockdown measures, many people I know are still in lockdown. It can be very tricky to maintain a healthy lifestyle in lockdown. Many people find themselves indoors all week and getting little or no exercise. This is not good for the mental or physical health. Which is why we all need to find a way to carrying on maintaining a healthy lifestyle in lockdown. Here are some ways you could go about doing this –

Eat and drink healthy

I have detoxed myself from my favourite soft drink – Cocacola. This was not planned. I just found myself not having the urge to drink it as much anymore and I slowly realised I have not drank it at all for almost 3 weeks. This is a huge deal because I was pretty on a can a day for ages and that was me being good. On somedays I could find myself drinking 2 whole cans of it. I am glad I am off it. It still feels like a dream. I never thought I would see this time in my life where I drink water like it is the sweetest drink ever.

Eating and drinking healthy is so important, especially in this lockdown. I am glad I am able to do this effortlessly.

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Stay active

I have 2 active children so staying active is really easy. They keep me constantly on the move both indoors and outdoors. We go for regular walks and the change of scenery and fresh air does wonders. We try to step outside everyday for a few minutes and it really helps.

Get good sleep

I am sleeping a lot ealier these days. I am usually in bed by 10:30pm now and this is super early for me because I was a midnight owl some months ago. Going to bed earlier allows me wake up earlier. It also allows me start my day with a clear intention and I love it. If there is one thing you do for yourself this period, try to get some decent sleep. It helps loads.

Have a routine

I work from home and homeschool the kids, so having a clear but flexible routine helps us stay on top of our to-do lists. Having a routine also helps my state of mind. I like knowing what needs to be done and when. It gives me a sense of control.

Switch off the news

I don’t watch the news at all but I now many people find the need to keep up constantly with the press. I get the facts online and zone out the rest but I never watch the news. If you must watch news, I would advise you to minimise your viewing as much as possible and just take out the bits you want. I think it helps your mental health when you don’t constantly have the news on 24/7.

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Mediate

This lockdown has led me to meditating even more and I am loving it. Meditation does wonders for the mental health, especially when you mediate with a clear intention.

How are you maintaining a healthy lifestyle in lockdown? Please share your tried and tested tips below. Have a great week and be safe.

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Charity of the Month – My CWA

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world, The lockdown is still on where I am and we are still trying to adjust. The pandemic and lockdown has made it even harder for charities to operate. There is a lot of uncertainty and many jobs are at stake. Many have also lost their source of livelihood, which is why I can completely understand how donating to those in need may not be on your mind at the moment.Having said that, the fact remains those in need are even more in need now with the Coronavirus pandemic. Charities are having to work even harder to help those who are able to reach out to them. Which is why it is important to give to the charities dear to your heart whenever you can. You may feel like your donation is too little to give but every little helps, and that donation you think is too small may put food on the table for someone in need.

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Charity of the Month – My CWA

The charity of the month this May is My CWA, formerly known as Cheshire Without Abuse. It is a  Cheshire-based charity supporting families affected by domestic abuse. This charity has been in operation for over 40 years now and they help domestic violence victims. My CWA provides temporary safe accommodation to domestic violence victims. The charity also offers drop-in advice, legal clinics and a wide range of support groups and recovery programmes. There are also counselling and specialist children’s support programmes.

I think My CWA is offering a very important service in Cheshire. The charity has changed the lives of many domestic violence victims. This is one charity worth supporting especially if you live in Cheshire UK.

You can read about other amazing charities I have written about here. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead.

 

 

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