Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao celeb contestants are most definitely missing the carefree island life during this time of lockdown. A few of them shared with us how they've been coping with being cooped up at home.
We’re now firmly into week five of lockdown in South Africa and it's not clear when it will all end.
We caught up with some familiar faces from the popular SABC 3 show and asked them to share their top tips on surviving the rest of lockdown.
Wake up every morning and go to bed with affirmations such as: I am blessed and grateful for what I have, I am so fortunate, I have greatness within me and opportunities are all around me. The power of the mind is incredible. You have the control over your own thoughts and you can only think one thought at a time. So, make it a positive one every morning and every night, and you will start to see the fruit of planting positive thoughts into that fertile garden of your brilliant mind. Your subconscious only holds onto and "grows" what you feed it. It doesn't know the difference between positive and negative. The mind is powerful, make the most of it.
Working out is a vital part of keeping fit and healthy in everyday life, and it's even more important during the lockdown. I enjoy working out in the mornings as I get to start the day off on a good note. Keeping the mind healthy is just as important, and reading is a great way to feed your mind and to pass the time.
We could all do with some kind of an escape right now. While it’s not physically possible, the mind is a powerful tool. Put some tropical music on, lie down, close your eyes and then let your imagination take you to an island far away, where there are palm trees, unlimited pina coladas, dolphins swimming and so much more. Let your imagination take you far away.
If you haven’t already, set out a routine for yourself and add structure to your days. Try not to set unrealistic expectations for yourself in this time. Even if you set a few key tasks to cover for the day, stick to it. And make sure you add in a few breaks between the tasks – be it exercise breaks, time to sit in the sun or breathe in the fresh air- mix it up.
Everyday I video call a friend or family member to catch up, but more than that, I intentionally try and make them laugh during this call. This helps to relieve their stress and mine, and helps us both remember that there are still things to laugh about and be grateful for - such as the people in your life. I also watch a stand up comedy show every now and again so I can let out a big laugh. I always feel 100 times better and more optimistic about the lockdown after watching a good comedy show.
I believe the trick to staying sane during this time is to have a solid grip of the things you actually have control over. If you feed your mind with positivity and constantly keep self affirming, you won’t feel as despondent or anxious. Rest is another important aspect of keeping your mental game strong. And, taking stock of what’s really important, channeling your energies into positive things and recharging does wonders!
Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a relaxation of lockdown rules.
Hopefully, it's a sign will get back to normal sooner rather than later.
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