While it might seem like a great idea to spend your lockdown days as if you’re on holiday, this will probably lead you into bad habits, lower your mood, and negatively affect your sleeping and eating patterns.
Having a plan for your day is very important, especially if you’re not able to work at the moment.
If you don’t have a diary, find a large notebook, or order one online if you’re unable to get to a local shop.
You should now be able to see the time you have for leisure.
If you usually have a long commute or long working day, you’ll be amazed at how much time you’ve got available for yourself.
If you don’t know what you want to do in your leisure time, start by writing a list of everything you enjoy, from crossword puzzles to mountain hiking.
Other ideas include tidying cupboards, piling up unwanted items ready to take to a charity shop, and sorting your digital photos.
Then if you’d like more ideas you can do some internet research for hobbies and interests.
Now you have a list you can choose from.
Keeping a diary in this way is different to keeping a journal, and if you’re not used to having a diary you might be surprised at how much more efficient you become.
The most satisfying thing for me, is ticking off everything as I get it done!
On to tip # 8