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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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Product Review: Alexa Echo Show 8

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I got this amazing Alexa Echo Show 8 some months ago and finally got the time to set it all up. Now that I have it up and running, I wonder why it took me so long to unbox it. It was so easy to set up. I had it up and running in about 5 minutes. It is super cool! I love the fact that I didn’t have to get it charged before I could use it. We are all loving our new Alexa Echo Show 8. It is such a cool gadget to have around the house. Do you have any of the Alexa devices?

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I got my Alexa Echo Show 8  in sandstone fabric which is basically white but it also comes in charcoal fabric which is black. Here are some of the great features of Alexa Echo Show 8 –

Some Great Features of Amazon Echo Show 8

8″ HD screen and stereo sound.

Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights and adjust thermostats.

Connect with video calling and messaging.

Display your Amazon photo albums.

Ask Alexa to show you TV programmes, films or the news. Listen to radio stations, podcasts, songs and audiobooks.

 

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PROS
  1. I love how easy it is to set up the device. It literally took me a couple of minutes to get it connected.
  2. It looks amazing on my dressing table.
  3. I love that it is compact and easy to carry around and store on the dressing table.
  4. It connects easily with the iPhone via an Alexa App.
  5. The sound quality is so crispy and clear. It can get really loud if needed. I love it.
  6. I love the high definition display so much. It is super pretty and clear.
CONS

None.

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Overall, I really like this Amazon Echo Show 8 device. It is my first Amazon device and I think it is super amazing. You can shop it via the link below and tell me what you think of it in the comment section here as well. Thanks for stopping by.

Beauty Muse: Marilyn Monroe

I have always been a huge fan of the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. Her stunning features makes her a great muse. She had the most amazing facial features. I have never seen a photograph of Marilyn Monroe not looking breathtaking. This woman was and still is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe had a signature red lip that made her face POP! Her classic red lip look has been imitated by many other beautiful women all over the world. Whenever I put on my Mac Ruby Woo, it reminds me of this beauty muse. Monroe is beauty goals all day, everyday.

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Marilyn Monroe’s makeup always looked perfect and she had the most amazing skin ever! Like I said, I am a fan of the popping red lips look. It looked amazing on her with her pale skin and blond hair. The swoosh eyelashes also created a sleepy eye look which complemented the red lips.

Marilyn Monroe Makeup Secrets

One of her makeup secrets is using petroleum jelly as a primer and highlighter. This gave her face a soft glow and highlighted the cheek and brows perfectly. You could try this makeup tip if you haven’t done so already. Her makeup game was always ace and it is still inspiring many looks in Hollywood and beyond today.

Marilyn Monroe’s Skincare Secrets

This Beauty Muse had the most flawless skin ever. It is clear to see she took good care of her skin. Apart from using petroleum jelly as a primer and highlighter, she also used it in her skincare routine. In an interview with New York Post, it was quoted that she also used it as a skin moisturiser –

‘I rub my entire body down with Vaseline and then get into a three-hour hot bath every morning. It gives my skin a shiny glow.’– Marilyn Monroe.

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I think Marilyn Monroe is a gorgeous Beauty Muse. Her beauty and skincare tips are still inspiring women all over the world today. What do you think of Marilyn Monroe? Are you a fan?

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