Ted Winter – PT and co-owner of Storm Fitness – is back with a second instalment of how to stay well and remain positive during lockdown.
Go ahead, Ted…
If you’re like me, lockdown fatigue kicked in big time last weekend. Speaking to people about their experiences, a lot of good intentions to use the time wisely have come and gone and it’s all getting a bit ‘Groundhog Day’.
Many of us have found the days slipping by, wondering where the time went. We’re all missing the structure of work, our social life and all of the things we plan around our time off.
To counter the lack of daily structure, it’s essential we make a plan and try our best to stick to it. My advice would be to pick ‘ 3 positive daily habits’ that will help you stay energised and spread positive vibes.
Make sure you write the habits down, and that you have 10/10 confidence you can complete them starting tomorrow. Consider the barriers, and if they are likely to stop you from achieving the habit, then scale it back until you’re 100% confident you can achieve it.
An example of three positive daily habits could be:
– Take a daily walk
– Turn off the TV/phone 60 minutes before bed, this will improve your sleep quality
– Read one chapter of that book you’ve been ‘getting around’ to reading for years
Write these down, tell a friend or family member and tick them off EVERY DAY for a week. Then look back on Sunday, and re-evaluate the habits.
Did you achieve what you planned? How did it feel to get stuff done? Could you add something next week whilst maintaining 100% the three positive steps you’ve already taken? If you didn’t manage to get them done every day, try simplifying the habit and go again next week.
Focus on things that will pick you up, get you energised, and give you structure.
Ted’s taking on new clients online at the moment, if anyone needs help on how to get started, drop him a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.