Life in the time of Covid.19 – Self isolation as a teenager. Day 3

Day 3: getting into the swing of things

When I woke up this morning my room was a mess. I’ve spent quite a lot of time in it lately so I suppose that was always going to happen.  I decided then that cleaning it would be my first task of the day. I put on some of my favourite music and danced around as I tidied. This made the job more fun for me, but perhaps less fun for people downstairs 🙂

For the next few weeks of ‘lock-down’, as well as getting exercise and fresh air, I’ve decided I’m going to eat as healthily as possible (as long as we can get the food we want at the shops). So, for today, I made my own “Buddha bowl”. A ‘Buddha bowl’ is a super healthy meal consisting of rice, seeds, lettuce and one type of protein, for example, meat, fish or tofu. I chose salmon and fresh veg for my lunch today.  It looked fabulous and tasted delicious!  I realise that some foods may get less available as time goes on, but for now I’m lucky to have enough.

During a time like this I think it is very important to stay healthy, due to being indoors most of the day and not being able to socialise. I think we need to make sure we’re looking after our bodies by using the time we are given for our daily exercise but also by eating healthily and looking after our minds.  At least we know more about mental health than we used to, and I’ve seen lots of social media posts about keeping well.  To look after my mental health, I’m going to try yoga, which I’ve always been interested in but haven’t had time to try.

After spending most of the day indoors, I went out for my exercise with my dog around my neighbourhood.  I made sure to stay at least 2 metres away from other people – but it seemed like other people were doing the same.  It was good weather today which made my walk enjoyable.  It’s definitely starting to feeling like spring at least.