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Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation
What helps to keep you happy during the pandemic? This is a multiple choice poll.PositiveWellbeingModAdministrator318 Voters
Please select all that apply:
Sorting things out
Music - though difficult right now
Staying isolated ensuring, if I am covid-19 positive, I will not pass it on to anyone and also it works the other way. Stay and keep safe and follow the rules
My self care routine is keeping me balanced
Walking my dogs daily.
Netflix and vodka o'clock(sorry it's true)nearly 7 months in now.
maggie......join the club,my relaxation is vodka too.
Phew at least i'm not the only one-don't get me wrong i do spend the day being industrious-like keeping a largish victorian house together and running around after an 11 week old kitten.Quite honestly i rather like being locked in it gives me a chance to do all the things i never had time to before like Mandalas and writing and also reading.Happy day's.Best wishes Maggie.
Being beside the sea gives me great peace and happiness as does sitting in the car whilst reading beside the sea.
I potter around my garden most days which helps pass long days.
My wife makes it great. I have everything I need in her.
That's so sweet. 🙂🌸
Yes Marnie, that is sweet
Once in a while someone amazing comes along....
And Marnie, here I Am!!! 😘😘 😁😁xx
Reading and Garden
Music in all it’s variety.
Music and reading but mostly my yellow Labrador❤️xxx
Getting jobs from the back burner done !
Music, reading and recognising that ‘down days’ will pass.
learning a new skill online
Covid lockdown no family allowed from different households
I have been living on my own for 17 years, I'm an independent grumpy old bugger, but I will survive this pandemic!
Being outside in the garden, walks and yoga which I started in lockdown
Praying. Reading. Taking care of houseplants.
Speaking with people, I live alone, my online basic music course, days when my rheumatoid arthritis is being good, those days are happy, pain days are not.
Reading crime novels, working on my computer (not too smartly though), worrying about the worldwide conspiracy to deprive us of our civil rights and liberty through isolation and prohibitions.
Not being able to see my family not because I am isolating, I miss my Grandsons terribly so its spurred me to clearing stuff out and knowing it's going to a good cause, sitting on my balcony tending my plants and being able to go for long jaunts in my powerchair and friends. I'm so grateful that I am a half glass full person.
Also looking forward to moving home soon.
Sunny weather as it means I can get out more for exercise.
Besides exercising + enjoying surrounding tree & birds: Reading ++. Mobile phone invaluable for keeping up with friends, Zooming, surfing the internet. TV.
Watching TV; engaging in Social Media site such as Health Unlocked and other sites I am interested and involved in; reading, learning new things; keeping abreast of the latest C19 developments; shopping online
Music, reading and being creative.
Gardening. Watching the birds, bats and hedgehogs as well as a couple of resident frogs!!Sanity saver!!!!
TV of course ....
Walking the dog, cooking, Nature and family
I enjoy photography also
Getting things done early for Xmas🎅 A lil tipple of wine now then is a blessing 😀😀
Following the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers ( and Fantastic Football), and WisconsinBadgers!
Keeping up with family and friends via zoom , talking with people socially distanced with mask on - I'm at my door and they are on the pavement, reading and TV and anyone who can make me laugh 😂 Bazzak I hear you all say!! I'm a glass half full person
Take care and stay well everyone!!
Love and hugs to you all Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗🌈💜
That I have a job, that I'm able to go to. Work in property management which is concerned essential.
I would also have said exercise but I’ve had very bad flare of rheumatoid arthritis so I’ve been very limited time do any exercise.
Healthunlocked helps me to create other interests, ‘talking’ with other members, a interesting learning curve.
Communication with my close family. Normally by telephone and emails.
A good night’s sleep, most essential.
Walking when I can, sadly mobility problems, so very often impossible.
Exercise and having a routine
Listening to music whilst crafting
My family, my little dog, my parrot, HU, football, and reading!
I love being able to walk outside every morning
and to listen to music.
Yoga, knitting, reading
listening to music
Having my husband with me-don't know what I'd do without him !(He looks after me-and cooks very well)!
Also reading / Netflix/ feeding various cats in my garden-Adult colouring books!
My faith in God
What an excellent poll and what has kept me happy and sane during this year and my top one is Exercise/fitness as I have cycled and walked miles and the weather helped enormously. Seeing my granddaughters when we were allowed to was wonderful and that's my second one. It's good to keep a sense of humour and I love nature, hence the walking and I have a cat.
Most of all hope as it's kept me going through many really bad times I know some have give up and think the virus will get us all so there not bothered about wearing masks there living for the moment but putting others in danger, no one feels comfortable in a mask, I spend most of time away from people and in open spaces luckily I live close to a park, I live in hope they will find a vaccine in my mams lifetime
I'm a bit of a sucker for Candy Crush, computer games, (all of the old and slow variety) and YouTube.
Sunshine. I'm seasonally affected, and a grey and wet day gets me into a very grumpy mood!
What helps to keep me happy during the pandemic is Puzzle books, Watching films and series on planner and reading.
I love listening to audio books!
I’m enjoying catching up on all those niggling jobs Ive meant to do about the house
the other thing that helps me is my congregation. we meet on zoom several times a week.
I did lots of painting in the garden, planting & general sorting of the garden, started baking again, which I have continued to do, grandchildren have loved it, as many of my neighbours too , wouldn’t want it happening again tho, 😊
Going to work.
I have found positive health benefits during lockdown from the way that NHS front-line staff have been able to connect with us - the patients - and offer a brilliant service taking account of our needs. I've commented on this on aftercancers.com/corona-chr...
Crystal ball reading
Gardening. Catching up on outstanding jobs around the house, including decorating
I do not think there is much to be positive about when at 82. one is a full time carer, if that is not enough in dreadful pain down as urgent with NHS based on the two reason. When my pain became serious I notified my G.P. back in January, I had two cancelations at the start of the pandemic, as soon as the restrictions were lifted the spinal team moved all the stop, got me an MRI scan at a mobile unit, followed up by a Consultant who stated that I needed three urgent spinal injections, ever since it has been like a brick wall trying to find out about the waiting list, I have been trying this past 5. weeks through all avenues to no avail. Mat Handcock said the NHS is open for business. Give us a break. Hermes.
YouTube waterfall/birdsong videos on TV (play all day), Honest Guys Sleep Meditations (especially "Everything will be Okay"), outside deck with plants (now being prepared for Winter use as well), recumbent exercise bike, needlework kits, new healthy recipes, day trips to nearby parks / places to walk.
Reading is a must, and listening to cricket and watching some old movies on DVD
Upland Bird Hunting, Pheasent/Quail. Spending time outdoors hunting with Son and or friends!!
Being fortunate that as I teach I am able to actually go to work and see people
Fighting to keep my job
Arts and crafts
I am fortunate to be able to work online. My work is fascinating and keeps me extremely happy.
i am sorry but i have been depressed as my sight has got worse and i am having trouble with most things
the internet, TV and phone calls
My music collection
Walking my dogs and speaking to my daughters.
Unmentioned in the vote (for me) is #1 GOD . I realized how much I take for granted the technology, and devices we use to access sermons, music, dance, reading, and other virtual events/seminars . We have to use Wifi to communicate on HealthUnlocked, so I am thanking GOD for all of the things mentioned in the vote, and these aforementioned other blessings Amen !
I have read 25 books since March. I am also a fan of crossword puzzles, trivia games.
I listen to Joyce Meyer to get my head out of the dirt. So many quotable lines, and she has both short and longer videos/radio podcasts on YouTube. Helps me grow a little more each day, and gives me a new topic to discuss later with family and friends. A big issue was not having much to catch up on, but now we have meaningful discussions.
Watching Mr Bean clips on You Tube. watching music reaction videos. its so lovely seeing someone listen to a song for the first time. a new generation discovering Simon and Garfunkel. Enjoying cooking basic wholesome foods like stews, bread and apple crumble. Love nature especially in the Autumn.
Dyscalculia is a blessing in disguise
*SINGING REALLY LOUDLY during a car ride
*Church activities! (Teaching Sunday school again)