How I’ve Been Revitalising Myself During Isolation

There are days when I feel amazing and like I can take on the world, like anything is possible and nothing can drag me from my dreams. And then there are days that make me feel sluggish, lost for life, craving a Netflix binge and getting through an entire tub of ice cream in one sitting, dairy free of course.

Doesn’t it seem like we’ve now had entire month of the latter feeling?

For the past few nights, I’ve been waking up at random times in the night (around 2am) with a desperate angsty feeling to get back into normality. As announced, and thanks to the nature of my job, it seems we are still a long way away from what was once normal. Next week in New Zealand, we will drop down to Level 3 meaning pretty much everything stays as normal except we can now order takeaway food and liquor. What more could we need?

My random awakening in the night has led me to believe I need a little revitalising. I think the fact I’ve gone from being overly productive to not moving from the sofa some days has got me a little down. That being said, I love a new challenge so I have decided to embark on a new yoga journey. I am not a yogi. I never have been. I’ve been to the odd class but would never go so far as to say I have any idea what I’m doing beyond a downward dog.

But so far, so good! I’ve been following Yoga by Adrianne on Youtube which is a super basic place to start plus the 30 day Home challenge is perfect for keeping me on track. After my chilled hour of yoga I have been enjoying a refreshing juice to make me feel even better.

Mango Juice Recipe

Buy this:

  • 100g Frozen Mango
  • 1 Mandarin or 1/2 a Navel Orange
  • 200ml Coconut Water

Do This:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until combined. Serve with ice and enjoy!

I’ve been doing this routine for a few days now and I already feel so much better. I feel like my mind is more calm and adapting to this situation that I guess is no longer new. I’ve found that when I go outside for a long walk and enjoy the calmness in the air and the last days of heat we have here I have better days where I can think clearly.

How have you been coping with Self-isolation?


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