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Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation

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What helps to keep you happy during the pandemic? This is a multiple choice poll.

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Sorting things out

Music - though difficult right now

Being outside.

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.

Marnie22 in reply to Big_Dee

That's so sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒธ

BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to Marnie22

Yes Marnie, that is sweet

Once in a while someone amazing comes along....

And Marnie, here I Am!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜xx

blackbeauty99 in reply to Bazzak

Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

Marnie22 in reply to Bazzak

That's what I love about you Bazzak ......... your modesty! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒธ

Oldham65 in reply to Marnie22

I agree ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘


Reading and Garden

Music in all itโ€™s variety.

Music and reading but mostly my yellow Labradorโค๏ธxxx

Getting jobs from the back burner done !

Music, reading and recognising that โ€˜down daysโ€™ will pass.

Reading novels

learning a new skill online

Therapeutic poetry/lyrics

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 Xmas๐ŸŽ… A lil tipple of wine now then is a blessing ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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 โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’œ

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 Iโ€™ve had very bad flare of rheumatoid arthritis so Iโ€™ve been very limited time do any exercise.


Healthunlocked helps me to create other interests, โ€˜talkingโ€™ with other members, a interesting learning curve.

Communication with my close family. Normally by telephone and emails.

A good nightโ€™s sleep, most essential.

Walking when I can, sadly mobility problems, so very often impossible.

Being outside

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.

Best Wishes,


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.

MidoriVisually impaired

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!

Iโ€™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 agree fellowship throughout the week plays a major role in mental wellbeing. I do wish there was more outreach for folks self-isolating at home.

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 , wouldnโ€™t want it happening again tho, ๐Ÿ˜Š

My garden

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...

Palm reading

Tarot reading

Crystal ball reading


Gardening. Catching up on outstanding jobs around the house, including decorating

Hermes 123.

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.

I can't help but smile when I see my dogs twirl when they know we are about to go on a walk.

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 ! :)

Online sermons have been a big deal for me. I can pause and rewind certain parts, so I am more likely to take notes. It is also easier to take notes at a desk than on a notepad on my lap in actual service.

Amen Sister :)



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.

Paperwork too

Dyscalculia is a blessing in disguise

*SINGING REALLY LOUDLY during a car ride

*Church activities! (Teaching Sunday school again)