By Sarah Gill
During this period of isolation, it’s easy to let cabin fever get the best of you. While it may seem like there’s nothing to do apart from binging Netflix and drinking copious amounts of tea, there are plenty of things you can do that don’t involve being slumped in front of the television.
Get out into nature
There’s nothing better than a good old walk to keep your head clear and your lungs healthy. Of course, keep out of harm’s way and don’t go getting too close to anyone, and perhaps bring along your four-legged friend for some company.
Set yourself small and achievable goals
Whether it’s a photo a day or a fitness goal you’ve been hoping to achieve, now is the time to work your way there. Write yourself a little list of things you’d like to accomplish and gradually tick them off, one by one. Who knows, you might end up starting your own podcast by the end of this quarantine!
Be a good Samaritan
There are tonnes of folk out there isolating on their own, elderly people afraid to go out to the shops and frontline staff too busy to cook themselves a warm meal. While you’ve got some extra time, why not check in via Facetime, offer to do a restock or whip up a hearty meal for a neighbour.
Get yourself organised
Exams may seem like the least of our troubles right now, but they’re looming all the same. Set yourself up a nice little desk area, organise a to-do list and lay out all the tools you’ll need to nab a 1:1, because that certainly beats last minute stress any day.