Lockdown Survival Guide
Maintaining healthy relationships and keeping in touch with your friends and family is really important. Some alone-time can be nice, but too much can make you feel really isolated. Be sure to keep in touch with family and friends via social media, video call, phone or text.
Look After Your Body
It’s really easy to neglect your appetite when you become immersed in a video game or find a steady stream of cat videos (no really, those things are addictive!). Likewise, it’s easy to finish an entire packet of biscuits when you have very little else to fill your day. But eating well and on time, is very important.
As well as eating well, try to engage in some form of exercise, even if you’re just sharing short dance routines on TikTok.
Talk About Your Worries
It can be scary to talk with others about your fears and anxieties. But, it’s very likely that your loved ones will be feeling exactly the same way. If opening up isn’t possible, perhaps write a journal or try to express yourself creatively. If you’re feeling especially down and don’t have anyone to support you, there are plenty of organisations on standby, ready to talk.List of UK Youth Mental Health Services
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger- TEXT ‘YM’ to 85258
- Mind BLMK – 0300 123 3393
- Anxiety UK – Text 07537416905
- Childline (For Under 19’s) – 0800 1111
- The Mix- 0808 808 4994
Get a good night’s sleep
Lots of the disruptions to your usual routine will be out of your control during this pandemic. But binge-watching Netflix until the early hours, every night, probably isn’t the best thing for your overall wellbeing. Devices, in moderation, are a great tool for keeping yourself connected to others and for keeping yourself sane during lockdown. But they shouldn’t interfere with you getting a good night’s sleep.
Don’t Stop Living
Lots of your weekly pass times aren’t available during lockdown- but there’s plenty that is. Enjoy attending music events? Tune in virtually. Lots of your favourite places will be hosting online events and many of them are free.
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