We recently sent out the sixth 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 | Star Wars, Savings & Stoicism
1. Fun & Frivolous
May the 4th Be With You
We couldn’t kick this off without mentioning May the 4th, a day when Star Wars fans across the globe celebrate Lucas’ famous franchise. There’s no denying that the Star Wars Universe has led to some amazing content. For a full Force fix, be sure to subscribe to Disney+ to watch The Mandalorian and the recently released The Rise of Skywalker. A couple of our favourite pieces of Star Wars content can actually be seen for free though, made by fans. Two of our favourites include Darth Maul: Apprentice and Vader vs Kenobi: Reimagined.
Things to do at Home During Lockdown
You might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun! From cooking and redecorating to meditating and playing with your pooch, here are 7 of the best new gadgets that can help get you through the lockdown.
2. You’ve Got This
Five sayings from the Stoics for Enduring Hardship
We feel there is a lot to be learned from Stoicism, especially right now. Check out these 5 sayings on enduring hardships. Here is our favourite:
‘Love of bustle is not industry — it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind.’ Seneca
The pressure we feel to be productive is often the result of anxiety. We’re seeking to distract ourselves from our unexamined worries. Idleness can be useful; it allows us the space to explore and soothe our troubled mind.
We’re always on the lookout for tips and techniques to make our days more productive and fulfilling. Morning pages are a great way to empty out the noise from your head allowing you to start your day with the right mindset. As Julia Cameron states on her website, “Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages – they are not high art.” The video is only 2 and a half minutes long so persevere, for many people this can be an extremely helpful exercise in clearing the mind and setting yourself up for the day ahead.
3. Show me the Money
20% Off GLOSSYBOX
Our lovely friends at GLOSSYBOX are offering our readers an exclusive 20% off your first box. Subscribe to one of their plans and use the code GLOSSYFRESHER to redeem the discount. Check out the Ts&Cs below* Enjoy!
A Month of Free Magazines
If you are missing your favourite magazines why not download Readly. You can get unlimited access to 4923 magazine titles including top UK titles (newest and previous issues included). You can download and read offline on any devices. You also get 5 user profiles so you can share with flatmates and split the cost. Another positive is that there is no contract so you can cancel anytime. Readly are offering one month free (£7.99/month thereafter)
Meme that made us laugh
Quote that made us think
“Your focus determines your reality.”
Qui Gon Jinn. We couldn’t help ourselves 🤣
Music that made us dance
Moments that made us smile
It’s an old one but a good one. Last Star Wars reference, we promise 🙂