5 Lockdown Tips For Staying Motivated and Keeping Positive

Sophie's Tips

A national lockdown is daunting enough on it's own, and that’s without adding home-schooling, working from home, not seeing our friends and family, plus everyday life into the mix. We know it’s been tough for everybody, but as we are now coming into the heart of the lockdown, we thought we’d share our tips for staying motivated and keeping positive!

  1. Start the day the right way - A cup of positivi-tea or your morning coffee (whichever you prefer) and a healthy breakfast to kick start your day. Whilst eating your breakfast, think about five things that you are grateful for today, they can be as simple as ‘I’m grateful for blue skies and the shining sun’ or 'I'm grateful for a hot morning cuppa'.

    5 Lockdown Tips For Staying Motivated and Keeping Positive
  2. Exercise - If you are beginning to feel down or low, head out for a walk in your local area. It’s good to get some fresh air, clear your mind and have a moment enjoying the great outdoors. Exercising is a great way to boost your mood as it releases endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in your body. 5 Lockdown Tips For Staying Motivated and Keeping Positive
  3. Video chat with your family and friends - It’s not the same as being able to hug one another we know, but right now it’s the next best thing. Speak to your loved ones as much as you can over the phone and through a video call. You can plan virtual events like quizzes, bake-offs or even have Friday night drinks or a virtual dinner party with your friends. 

    5 Lockdown Tips For Staying Motivated and Keeping Positive

  4. Plan your day - No matter what situation you are in, whether you are home-schooling or furloughed, working from home or even a key worker, write down a plan for each day. Creating a plan can give you something to focus on, something to achieve, or it may just help you organise your hectic day. It’s also so satisfying ticking off everything you have completed at the end of the day. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to fill your day with too many things, it could be as simple as just getting out of your PJs today! 

    5 Lockdown Tips For Staying Motivated and Keeping Positive

  5. Use your time wisely - When you've got nowhere to go or nobody to see at the weekend, it's so easy to spend it tucked under the duvet watching movies, but try and spend this time wisely. Do the things you love, whether that's painting and drawing, doing some DIY around the house, reading or even writing your very own book. You could also use this time to learn something new, perhaps a different language or maybe learning to knit. 

    5 Lockdown Tips For Staying Motivated and Keeping Positive

For those of you who are home schooling at the moment, read our blog on keeping the kids entertained throughout lockdown. What's keeping you motivated and positive throughout lockdown? Let us know below in the comments.


  • Yes Tracey! Daffodils would be a lovely addition to the range. Something that I could look forward to bringing out once I have put the Christmas regalia away.

    Katie Lee on

  • Hi team, started buying your beautiful products in earnest last October. I have tea towels, oven gloves, pot grabs & mugs galore . ( my husband loves the large mugs for his latte) I would love to see a range of daffodils. Delicate flowers on a background of pale primrose or something. Nothing too flowery as your Sophie Allport not Kath Kidston but I really think daffodils (or blue bells) would be gorgeous. As in gorgeous only the way you can do it. Just a thought

    Tracey Scott on

  • Hello! Just wanted to tell you how much I love your products and beautiful designs. Before Christmas I fell in love with ‘Home for Christmas’ and bought lots of presents for loved ones – aprons, mugs, jugs, tea towels etc. in both our local cookshop, Dinghams, and in our local Hilliers Garden Centre. Since New Year I’ve decided to treat myself ! to a few things which I ordered online. All the items brought a smile to the faces of myself and my family – thank you. I have also just read your five lockdown tips which are excellent. With best wishes to you and yours in these unusual times. Kind regards Alex Jensen, Winchester.

    Alexandra Jensen on

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