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Applejack’s Top Tips for Staying Inspired in Lockdown

We know first-hand how challenging this latest lockdown has been and with at least another couple of weeks on the cards, it can be hard to stay motivated and inspired during this time.  

We’ve compiled a few of our top tips on what we’re doing to stay inspired in lockdown and wanted to share them with you!

Staying physically active:

Whether it be a short walk outside in the sunshine, a hit of tennis, a Pilates class, throwing around a footy with the kids… getting your daily sweat on is essential. You might have seen our recent takeover at The Butler, as 98 Sydney is running outdoor 1:1 covid safe training sessions on our terrace. If you’re stuck for inspiration, check 98 training for some great workouts and tips, plus follow The Butler on Instagram to catch all the pics, videos & workouts going on at The Butler. Find out more here >

Keeping your mind active:

With more free time on our hand, now is the perfect time to learn something new. From free Tafe short courses, to reading a new book or learning a new skill, we encourage you to put your mind to the test throughout the week. Check out some free Tafe short courses here >

Staying social:

We know this is a tricky one right now, but a simple phone call, FaceTime or Zoom group chat can really lift your spirits. Saying hi to your local barista each day or going for a walk with a friend, keeping connected has never been more important.

Sending a kind note or message to someone you love: 

Sometimes a simple message can go a long way, checking in on friends and family can make an impact bigger than you think. Check out The Botanist Kindness store for a unique way to show someone you care.

Planning out your week: 

Having things to look forward to throughout the week, however small they are, does wonders for motivation. A daily coffee from your favourite café, a walk with a friend, a swim in the ocean, cooking your favourite meal; getting organised and having things to look forward to are a simple way to stay motivated at home. 

Try out a new recipe or meal:

Whether that means cooking up a storm or supporting your local takeaway businesses, trying a new recipe or meal can be a great way of changing things up! Check out our Applejack recipe blog, we have a number of delicious recipes that can put your cooking skills to the test. 

Sometimes less is more, enjoy this time:

Don’t always think that every day or week you have to be making the most of this time and achieving crazy goals, sometimes just relaxing in front of the TV with your family or housemates can be pretty great. 

These are just a few of our top tips for surviving lockdown.

We would love to hear your tips, how are you staying inspired during lockdown?