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Your Guide To Surviving Lockdown 2.0

With the second wave of Covid-19 emerging across the country, a 10 pm curfew and government guidance encouraging working from home, where possible, a second lockdown seems imminent, albeit with lighter restrictions on liberty and lifestyle.

Though the thought of spending the coming months in varying degrees of isolation is an unappealing one, we suggest embracing JOMO – the joy of missing out – and leaning into the opportunities that imposed downtime brings: time to rest, restore, learn and live life at a slower pace.

To which end, here’s our guide to surviving – perhaps even enjoying – lockdown 2.0.

Smythson notebooks

Start Journaling

At the risk of understatement, this year has been a tumultuous one. And one that has, for many, brought forth a range of emotions, fears, ideas, inspirations and changes. Studies show that the act of journaling by hand activates more parts of the brain than typing and can help the subconscious to better process thoughts and memories.

Choose one from Smythson, perhaps customised with your initials or favourite quote, to record your experiences, thoughts, plans or imaginings.

Flowers by Moyses Stevens

Bring The Outside Inside

It’s rainy and cold, yes, but a bunch of fresh flowers will not only brighten your space but can also have positive effects on your wellbeing. A Japanese study showed that looking at fresh flowers can decrease stress by enhancing activity in the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body’s rest and digestion response. Other research showed that when there were plants in the rooms of post-surgery patients, they required less pain medication.

Arrange a weekly delivery from Moyses Stevens to bring a little joy to your home.

Image: Kari Shea via Unsplash

Stay Strong

Keep working out. The connection between mind and body is undeniable, with your body releasing a slew of feel-good hormones after exercise, reducing stress and improving sleep quality.

Many of Chelsea’s boutique fitness studios are still running online classes so you can stay in shape while you stay at home. Whether live-streamed or on-demand, try Barrecore, KXU and Heartcore.

The White Company

Level-up Your Sleep Space

The new 10 pm curfew provides the perfect excuse to adopt a policy of early bedtimes. Upgrade your bedding at The White Company, which makes the squishiest mattress toppers and truly luxurious bedding. Add a spritz of lavender pillow spray from Votary or Olverum and drift off to hours of restorative sleep.

Olivia Von Halle pyjamas

Lift Your Pyjama Game

Because a major upside of locking down is the option to wear your PJs all day. But last-minute Zoom calls are a real thing, so make sure to wear a pair of Olivia Von Halle’s unfailingly chic pyjamas, which not only look smart when video conferencing but could legitimately be worn with heels to a cocktail party.

John Sandoe Books

Get Your Geek On

It’s the perfect time to start working your way through your literary bucket list. Head to John Sandoe, a proper book shop, for both classic novels and stimulating new reads.

Need some inspiration? During lockdown 1.0, bibliophile Emilia Wickstead shared some of the books that have inspired her collections on Instagram, including “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell and “Entertaining is Fun” by Dorothy Draper.

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