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5 simple ways to stay positive during isolation

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During a time of uncertainty, it can often be difficult to keep yourself motivated and driven especially if limited mobility often leaves you reliant on mobility aids like curved stairlifts. Without the option of going outdoors, seeing friends and family or meeting up with close friends, it has become accustomed to find other ways to keep ourselves motivated and driven to be productive day by day. Continue reading to find five simple ways to keep stay motivated during the lockdown.

Learn a new hobby

Learning a new hobby will not only keep you occupied, it means that as soon as the lockdown is lifted you will have a new and exciting hobby to enjoy with your friends and family. There are no rules when learning a new hobby, you might enjoy puzzling, reading or want to start painting.

Popular lockdown hobbies:

  • Puzzles
  • Reading
  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Walking
  • Bird-watching

Get organised

With more spare time on your hands, getting your house and belongings organised can be a great way to pass the time. Start simple and organise things like your clothes, folding and putting them away, moving onto food cupboards and other storage spaces.

Places/things to organise:

  • Clothes
  • Kitchen cupboards
  • Photos
  • Phone/computer

Keep in touch with friends and family

Just because you cannot see them in person, doesn’t mean that communication with your loved ones has to stop altogether. There are plenty of streaming services and video-call apps that can make talking to your family and friends easier than ever.

Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are all popular choices for those wanting to get in touch with loved ones. Why not make the chat a bit more exciting with a quiz or some fancy dress?


One way to stay positive during a time like this is to improve our wellbeing. There are a number of ways to do so, one of them being meditation or relaxation sessions. Meditation relaxes the mind and allows us to switch off into a state of relaxation. Allow yourself 10 or 15 minutes a day to enjoy a session of rest to ensure you have a positive day.

Do some gardening

If you are lucky enough to have a little outdoor space to enjoy whilst in lockdown, then some light gardening can be a great way to relieve any unwanted stress or worries. Tackle that flower bed you have been putting off or plant a few new flowers ready for the summer months. You can order some seeds online from places like Amazon so there is no need to leave the house.

No matter how you are occupying your days, why not try some of these simple actions to keep you positive and happy during this time?

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