I hope you are doing well and managing to keep active through these exceptional circumstances. I know that Netflix, Disney+ and sleep marathons are very tempting, but it is extraordinary the difference just a little bit of exercise can make to your mood! I understand that going for a 10k run may not seem so enticing to a lot of you, nor is it possible with the new restrictions (use that as an excuse!), but exercise does not have to be a gruelling challenge, it can be as simple as playing swingball in the garden, chasing with brothers and sisters, half an hour of yoga (from personal experience, I can confirm that this provides entertainment to the rest of the family too!) or mastering a new gymnastics skill. As much as social media is encouraging us to see the negative side of this, it really gives us a chance to slow down, appreciate what we have and not take ourselves too seriously.
The saying “hunger is the best sauce” is thrown around a lot, but in recent times I have come to believe that the best sauce is, in fact, boredom! I have to say that I fall victim to the temptations of chocolate on a daily basis, and that’s ok, so don’t beat yourself up about it. A little bit of sugar is good for the mind, just remember to balance it out with a little bit of exercise!
Hope I get to see you all again soon,
Please don’t forget to fill out the survey for the TY Active School Flag class: http://bit.ly/student_OL
For every 2 students who fill it out, U.L. will donate a euro to the school for sports equipment.