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Spring Cleaning

Make the most of your time at home by carrying out a thorugh Spring Clean which will also help reduce the risk of spreading germs.

Within the community, although the Great British Spring Clean has been put on hold you can still help by wearing gloves and picking up litter on your daily exercise walk.


DIY Home Improvement

Many DIY stores, including B&Q , Homebase and Wickes, are providing a home delivery and / or Click and Collect Service so you can plan / do a variety of Home Improvement prjects:


Keep Fit

Fitness

Not online? Try BBC Breakfast – The Green Goddess BBC One 6:55am and 8:55am Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Sport England – Stay In, Work Out      

Chair-Based Exercises

Move It or Lose It

Age UK

Fitbit Challenge

If you enjoy a challenge and own a Fitbit – you can connect with your friends via the app and start a Fitbit challenge


Emotional Wellbeing

Meditation and Mindfulness – Practice being fully present in the moment and observing thoughts without judgement.  Start by sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and bringing your attention the breath and how your body moves with each inhale and exhale.

Journaling – Get your thoughts on paper to release them from your mind and allow worries and problems to seem more manageable. Try bullet journaling.

Practice Gratitude – When we feel grateful the brain releases dopamine, a feel good chemical. Studies show that by simply writing down three things you are grateful for every day for 21 days can rewire your brain to be more positive.

Mind UK


Creative Activities

Draw, colour, write your memoirs, write poetry, write a book, write a play, read physical & kindle/ebooks, knit, crochet, make gifts such as jewellery making kit, bake, play board games, puzzles, word games, play cards, sing, cook, paint, do a photoshoot, organize your cupboards, de-clutter


Music

Have a Dance Party at home – dancing is a great way to exercise, and all you need is some music to dance to. You can always dance by yourself, but some people have been using social platforms and even video conferencing software (such as Zoom) to have remote dance parties on the weekend while they are stuck at home.


Books, Reading and Learning

Online Book Clubs

Learning

Bird Watch – You could input your finds on the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Bird Track website or App.


Virtual Tours

Museums

Adventures


Activities to try with friends

  • Decide on a film you are all going to watch in your own homes and make telephone calls afterwards to discuss it.
  • Use FaceTime, Skype or other video chat services to have a coffee with a friend from home.
  • Quarantine Bingo

Advice for parents/carers of children and young people

Online sources of help for young people and parents/carers include:

If you are a parent of young children, you may be wondering how you are going to keep your sanity without resorting to using the electronic nannies that are online games and the usual You Tube fare full time. Here are some ideas to keep your little ones entertained and maybe yourself too!