The Essential Lockdown Care Package

After seeing a post over on the British Black Girl’s Instagram , she created a ‘covid care package’, I thought this was something that was right up my street. I love the idea of creating care packages, so I thought I’d try my own virtual one for a change!

These times are tough, and many people are feeling down as we enter a second lockdown in the UK. If you feel you need a reminder or just a bit of inspiration during this next month or so, give this a read, save for future reference or share with others for a pick me up.

Ideas to stay organised:

The transition into working from home or studying completely online can be a difficult one. I know I prefer a regular schedule (which I’m lucky enough to have in some capacity, as my university provides blended learning). However, it can still be difficult not to procrastinate and get distracted by the little things around our homes. So, staying organised and on top of things is important. Here are my favourite ways to stay organised.

  • Write to-do lists every morning or evening (for the next day)
  • Try the pomodoro technique or something with similar timings to get things done
  • Write down what you have planned for the next week or two so you keep on top of things and stay reminded

Things to do other than work:

Once all your work is done, or when you need a break during the day (which is very important!), here are some ideas for things to do.

  • Keep in contact with friends (facetime, whatsapp, zoom etc)
  • Plan a fun night in for your family, friends or whoever you live with
  • Bake
  • Start that new idea and/or hobby you’ve always wanted to do
  • Organise your wardrobe/room/personal space
  • Self-care day

Different forms of exercise to do to mix things up:

Exercise is so important in the times where we’re restricted in the things we can do during lockdown! It can be boring and repetitive to do the same thing over and over too. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to get up and do something, or need something new to do, here are some different forms of exercise that you can try this month.

  • Long, daily walks
  • HIIT or LIIT workouts
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Jogging/running
  • Dancing

TV/Movie Ideas:

I’m a sucker for TV. Watching TV is my favourite way to relax, and I’m always watching my old favourites or the newest shows on Netflix. Here are my favourite lighthearted shows and drama shows (my two favourite genres).(* are my all times favourites)

Lighthearted:

  • Sweet Magnolias
  • Emily in Paris
  • Notting Hill
  • Masterchef (any – all of them are good! * – I’m a sucker for any cooking show)
  • Chalet Girl
  • Operation Christmas Drop
  • Holidate

Drama:

  • Gossip Girl (* – my joint first favourite TV series ever)
  • Prison Break (* – my other joint first favourite)
  • The Stranger
  • Suits
  • Selling Sunset (*)
  • Reign
  • Dynasty

I would love to know your favourite tips, forms of exercise and TV/Movie favourites in the comments below! If you enjoyed this, let me know if you’d like a part 2!

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