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The most recent two weeks, I’ve been working on a few healthier habits that I can incorporate into my lockdown life, and hopefully life after lockdown too. Like the rest of us, I’m having up and down moments, days, and even weeks really, so if that’s you too feel free to take all of this with a pinch of salt, and just take it easy on yourself.
I feel like I’ve been on such a journey with exercise. Last weekend, me and my mum did a virtual 3 day fitness retreat which was filled with lots of high intensity interval training. I used to do that kind of exercise a few years ago, but I’ve lost confidence in myself with it and I haven’t done any since. Well, apart from now! I feel like I’ve fallen back in love with it and I want to do two a week, along with my running. I’ve also been doing lots of restorative yoga recently and I feel like it’s doing wonders for mental clarity and feeling more relaxed too.
less screen time
At the beginning of lockdown, my screen time was so high! Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a lot higher than I’d like it to be, but I’m slowly lowering it every week and finding things to do instead when I automatically reach for my phone. I’ve managed to finish off a small part of my craft project this weekend, and I love chilling out on an evening with a magazine for an hour without my phone too.
I’ve done so much baking this week, and I love it! I love that I can eat the mixture out of the bowl when I’ve finished (definitely the best part, and always reminds me off baking with my grandma when I was younger), and that I then have a week of yummy snacks for when I get hungry.
I’ve been tracking my cycle (which I’m sure is a whole other post in itself) but I’ve honestly found it so so helpful, and something I really want to continue. I feel like I’m finding out so much more about myself and my own body, and it’s a journey I’m really enjoying.
Making sure I get out for once walk a day at least (at the moment the UK government are letting us go outside for ‘unlimited exercise’) helps me stay feeling balanced and calm in the midst of this crazy world. Popping on a podcast and walking Harvey or going solo, gives my mind freedom for a minute or two and feels normal, which a lot of things don’t right now.
Do you have any healthy habits you’re working on right now?