20
Apr

The Antidote to Isolation Newsletter | Week 4

We recently sent out the fourth of our series of weekly emails offering help, advice, messages of inspiration, deals, freebies and a chance to smile during this tough time. We will turn the email into a blog post each week for those people who prefer blog content.

 

The Antidote to Isolation

Welcome to our weekly antidote to isolation, this week we have a few suggestions on keeping mentally and physically fit, cracking music and of course a few laughs. Enjoy!  

🙋 Say hello

 

1.  Fun & Frivolous

One World: Together at Home

If you missed this fantastic broadcast or just want more, be sure to jump onto iPlayer to check out the One World: Together at Home virtual concert. Featuring Billie Eilish, Rolling Stones, George the Poet, Little Mix and many, many more this is well worth a watch.

Cooking During Lockdown

As well as keeping your health in check, cooking is a way to bring some routine to your days. There is also great pleasure to be gained from cooking something from scratch. The folks at Bon Appetit have loads of recipes, cooking resources and a wealth of advice on cooking at home during lockdown. Choose from resources such as  ‘89 recipes with 5 ingredients or fewer’  and  ‘37 recipes that freeze really well.’ 

 

2.  You’ve Got This

Our Guide to Coping and Thriving During Lockdown

The coronavirus has completed turned many of our lives upside down. From having to leave University, to cancelling exams, to being away from our family, friends and partners for an extended period of time, it is an extremely difficult time for sure! In this guide, we hope to spread some positivity, as well as giving you some tips on how to deal with different aspects of the lockdown. Have a read and please let us know if there is anything we can add, edit or even if you feel we have just missed the mark on something.

Stephen Fry’s Tips on Managing Anxiety

We love Stephen Fry. So when we saw his video for the BBC on managing anxiety we had to share it with you. Have a watch, there are certainly a few tips we have taken from it.

 

3.  Show me the Money

Run for Heroes 

The Run For Heroes campaign is asking people to do three things: run 5k (remember social distancing), donate £5 and nominate 5 people on your social media to do the same (tag @Run.For.Heroes). All proceeds got to NHS workers fighting Covid-19. Their new target is an amazing £5 million! Check out the Instagram page here.

Last Call – £50 Amazon Vouchers

There’s a few hours left on our Amazon voucher giveaway (competition closes today at 8pm). All you need to do is sign up for a free 6-month account here and email us ([email protected]) using subject Amazon to be in with the chance of winning £50. One lucky winner will be picked at random.

 

Meme that made us laugh

We have to 🤣 or we’ll 🙁 

 

 

Quote that made us think

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  

Dr Suess. This has never been so apt.

 

Music that made us dance

Interested in hearing Kris’ tips on getting into the music industry? Read our interview with him here. Oh and be sure to check out his new single Naïve, out June 5th.

 

Moments that made us smile

This group was formed after identifying a shortage in supply for scrubs to frontline NHS staff. If you have sweet sewing skills, this facebook group is for those who would like to contribute towards making and supplying local hospitals with desperately needed scrubs for front line workers.

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