Staying Healthy (both mentally and physically)

Sunday 29 March 2020

I know this is my second blog post about self-distancing and the nationwide lock down, but it truly has taken over everyone's lives, including mine. It seems that all we talk about right now is the virus and the precautions we taking to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

From a personal level, I am finding it hard to stay healthy whilst in lock down. Going outside seems daunting and I live in a city, where it can be extremely busy, even if it's just going out for a walk. 
I do try to go out every other day. I go up to my local walking trail or down to the beach to walk along the coast, but apart from that, I really haven't done much besides from working from home. 

However, I am finding a few,easy ways to remain healthy both mentally and physically. 

Thank you to all my friends and family members who have not become fed up yet with my constantly facetiming them. 

I am lucky enough to be living with my boyfriend, someone I annoy on a daily basis whether we are in quarantine or not. But I know others aren't as lucky and are currently self-distancing by themselves. 

If this is you, don't forget to keep in contact with other people. FaceTime them, message them, write them a letter and send it by carrier pigeon, do something! By keeping it contact with others, it truly can lift and elevate your mood. 

You are not alone, everyone is the same boat, so don't be afraid to reach out.

Look at self-distancing as a chance to connect back with your bodies needs. I for one, always forget to drink enough water. I am usually in an office, in and out of meetings and writing for hours on end, meaning pretty much all of my brain capacity is taken up. 

I always forget about having a glass of water! However, since I have been working from home, I have had not excuse. I have been having one glass of water an hour! I also would like to take this moment to talk about another, healthy water alternative that I have been enjoying.

Introducing... drum rolls please... 

Ugly drinks

 *This item was gifted*

I first tried Ugly drinks back in January & I have looked back since! Just in case you haven't heard of them, Ugly is a drink which is only contains sparkling water and natural flavourings. There is no sugar or nastiness in them!  They are an excellent alternative to your eight glasses of water you are meant to drink in a day.

 *This item was gifted*

My personal favourite is the Peach however, I am starting to be swayed by the triple berry flavour. Honestly, they have become one of my favourite beverages and they are truly getting me through this self-distancing period. 

Whilst isolation is a way to improve on yourself and finding the time to actually achieve things you have been putting off, it is also a time to relax and unwind. People tend to move full-speed in life, never giving a second thought to their body or minds. 

Yes, you can use this time to do a million things OR you can do nothing. Nobody should judge you for either. I know that personally, I spend my life working, which I enjoy. I felt forced to slow down at the beginning of this pandemic. How dare this virus stop me from going to work? However, I have started to release that whilst, yes, I am being forced to stop and think. I have also spent a lot of time watching really good films, experimenting with cooking and just hanging out with my other half.

In short: You do you.  

Finally, take those vitamins. Remember all those vitamins you promised yourself you were going to take? Yeah, now is the time.

Thank you for reading, see you next week!

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~some items in this post were gifted but all opinions are my own~

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  1. Quarentine is driving us all mad but the silver lining is that we can actually do the things we've been putting off. Like learning new things or embarking on new creative projects

  2. Yeahhh this isolation sucks but I do wanna try one of those drinks they look good

  3. Great post, the ugly drinks looks refreshing! Glad you are following a little routine to keep healthy x

  4. I struggle with drinking water too. I haven't heard of those drinks before but they definitely sound tasty. Great post

    1. They really are! Thank you for your wonderful comment x

  5. Some great thoughts here - FaceTime has been the saviour for my daughter to stay in touch with her school friends, I don't know what we'd do without WhatsApp! x

    1. I have facetimed my mum every single day this week! It has been my saviour too!

  6. I love almost everything peach, but I have never heard of Ugly Drinks before. Since staying hydrated is key to staying happy, I will have to try them if I can find them.
    The upside of staying home is I can finally get the little things done. :)

    1. Me too! I am trying really hard to drink a good amount of water & read more!


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