It definitely seems like Covid is everywhere this December, I’ve been in isolation since just before Christmas (worst timing possible!) and I’ve been quite determined to embrace it, even when I’ve not been really feeling up to doing very much! So, the question is: How do you make the most of covid isolation!
First thing though, please don’t push yourself too hard or far – after all, chances are if you have Covid, you probably aren’t feeling great right now! However, there are definitely some things you can do from the comfort of your bed/ room/ flat (delete as appropriate!) such as:
- Try and move a little bit each day. I’ve been doing some very gentle yoga most days, and it has made me feel better!
- Increase your fruit and vegetable intake. I know this one is normal for every day life, but try and go above and beyond this week. My easiest way to do this is roast a huge pan of Mediterranean vegetables at the beginning of the week, and eat them for lunch every day with some scrambled egg on toast. 10/10 for easy, tasty and nutritious!
- Catch up on your reading list. I’ve put this one on the list, but if your headache is anything like mine was, you may not feel like picking up a physical book. However, it’s a great opportunity to listen to audio books! I love audible, and have got through an extra book this week – thanks isolation and headache! If you are looking to improve your mornings – I recommend The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod, have a read of my post.
- Give yourself some pampering time. Before Christmas, I was so busy, I rarely had the opportunity to look after myself properly, and do hair mask, face mask, full exfoliation etc. Now I definitely do have the time for it, and I am embracing the opportunity to enjoy myself!
- Clear out your home. This is always something I find satisfying, and to be honest, no matter how ill you feel, you can do something tiny. You can start small, maybe just tidy out your bedside table, then when you feel like doing something bigger, tackle part of your wardrobe or kitchen! This will not only get you up and moving, but it’ll help give you a sense of achievement.
I hope that this list has given you a few ways to pass the time productively in isolation, and if you are struggling from Covid, I really hope you feel better soon! If you have any other ideas that you think I should include, let me know in the comments!