WHAT TO WATCH/READ/DO WHILST SELF-ISOLATING

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Since we are a good few weeks into self-isolating, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon, I thought I’d compile a big list of my favourite shows/books/podcasts/hobbies that you can dip in and out of, and come back to this post if you need some inspiration or you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’. All of these things are proving to me such a great distraction to me right now, especially because the news is so tough to see at the moment. I think reading a few chapters of a good book before bed, or enjoying a cup of tea sat outside whilst listening to a podcast are all things that can add small joys into our days, and we need them more than ever right now. So, lets go..

TV SHOWS

  • You (Both seasons on Netflix)
  • Love is Blind (Netflix)
  • Jane The Virgin (All seasons on Netflix)
  • Grace & Frankie (Netflix)
  • Workin’ Moms (Netflix)
  • Marvellous Mrs Maisel (Amazon prime)
  • Race Across The World (BBC)
  • The Nest (BBC)
  • The Split (BBC)
  • Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (Netflix)
  • The Stranger (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Locke & Key (Netflix)
  • Narcos (Netflix)
  • The Circle (Channel 4)
  • Gogglebox (Channel 4)

 

BOOKS

  • Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • Small Great Things
  • Daisy Jones & The Six
  • The Giver of Stars
  • An American Marriage
  • Eve of Man
  • Vox
  • So Lucky
  • The Cows
  • The Girl He Used To Know
  • The Light We Lost
  • In Five Years
  • Mixtape
  • The Jetsetters
  • The House We Grew Up In

 

PODCASTS

  • Sh*gged Married Annoyed by Rosie & Chris Ramsay
  • One Step by Ingrid Nilsen
  • Yoga Girl Podcast
  • Happy Place by Fearne Cotton
  • The Fringe of It By Charlotte Jacklin & Liv Purvis
  • Deliciously Ella Podcast
  • Things You Can’t Ask Yer Mum By Lindsey Holland and Lizzy Hadfield
  • Get Your Glow Back by Madeleine Shaw
  • What I Know Now by Amelia Liana
  • Talking Tastebuds by Venetia LaManna
  • Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker
  • How To Fail by Elizabeth Day

 

10 (more) THINGS TO DO IN SELF-ISOLATION:

  1. Exercise. Whether that’s on your daily walk or at home, it honestly will make you feel so much better.
  2. Start a craft project. I’ve got a scarf knit-kit that I’m really looking forward to do!
  3. Bake something tasty. I’ve made banana bread, easter nests and cookies so far.
  4. Declutter and re-organise your home. Don’t forget to pop on a good playlist!
  5. Create. Whether that’s writing a blog post or an Instagram picture.
  6. Facetime a loved one. Always a highlight of my day.
  7. Have a movie night. Re-watch one of your favourites for ultimate cosy vibes.
  8. Give yourself a pamper. Hair wash, face mask, manicure- the lot!
  9. Switch up your social media. Have a look at who you’re following and maybe find some new accounts.
  10. Make something for somebody else. Whether that’s a care package or posting a book to a loved one, it’s so nice to do.

 

How are you doing in self-isolation right now?

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