Ways to make sure the lockdown doesn’t take over your life

Ways to make sure the lockdown doesn’t take over your life



Of course, the sole purpose of this lockdown is to make sure we do not fall sick but on the other hand, we have to make sure that we make good use of it and not let it affect our sanity too much.


If you have never experienced a lockdown and do not know what to do, here is some advice on how to go about it.



The importance of having a routine

A routine is extremely important and there is no disagreeing with that. A routine will make sure that you do not miss out on things that are essential for your daily life like having your meals on time and taking a bath.

In order to set up a proper routine, one needs to divide all their activities into categories along with time slots to carry them out. From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, having a routine will give you a task to do every now and then during the day and won’t make you feel like you have nothing to do. Cooking, cleaning, exercising, working, etc., all of it needs to be done and having a routine will make sure you go ahead with everything.



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Fixing your meals

Now that you do not have a lot to do and can actually focus on your meals (a luxury most working people do not have in general), learning how to eat healthy is extremely important. Boredom often causes people to snack which can lead to obesity which can cause a number of heart conditions among other things and no one wants that. Take your time to prepare your meals. Do not rush. Put your heart and soul into it.

However, do not mistake investing your time into cooking to mean that you have to go all out every time you need to fix yourself a meal.



Ways to make sure the lockdown doesn't take over your life



Exercising is key

Since you do not have the luxury to go to the gym or even take a walk in the park, working out might become a task for you. However, exercising is one thing in this world that does not require anything apart from your body and there are plenty of online classes and live sessions on social media now that are helping people work out during the lockdown period.



Don’t forget to clean your house

Now that you will be at home all day long, there will come a point where you will start cleaning your house even if you do not like to do it. Since you will spending more time at home, it will get dirtier than usual and ‘cleaning’ should be a mandatory part of your daily routine and should be followed through with every day.




Ways to make sure the lockdown doesn't take over your life




Practice social distancing but do not forget to connect with people

Even though we cannot step out and socialise with our friends for the time being, it does not mean that we cannot keep in touch with them.

Even if you do not have anything to talk about, make sure you contact your friends and family who are not with you and spend time with them. During a time like this, human contact is the one thing we need to stay away from and it is also the one thing everyone craves. So, be thankful for technology and make the best out of it.



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Keep your mind busy and your brain entertained

Just because you are going to make a routine, it doesn’t mean your hobbies and interests cannot be a part of it. In fact, they are a vital part of your day and since you have a lot of time on your hands right now, it should not go to waste. Keep yourself entertained, pick up a hobby and give your brain some exercise too because your mental health needs that.

If you spend too much time worrying about things, there will be no end to it. Do the things you love and you will not regret any of it.



Focus on positives

One’s mental health can be under constant distress during a time like this but we should do our best in order to remain physically and mentally healthy. There is no doubt about the fact that it is a scary time and all of us need to proceed with extra caution.

However, do not lose hope and have faith that this will come to an end. If social media and the news really ticks you off and puts you under stress, take a break. You can choose to read about the updates by making it a part of your routine but do not obsess over it.


Do not lose hope. We will get through this. Stay clean, stay safe.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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