Updated: May 14, 2020
It’s no secret that swimmers work the hardest, commit most of their time to training, and "live, breath, and sleep" swimming* (of course i’m biased). So it’s totally normal to be feeling a little lost during this lockdown period. The first few weeks I really struggled with finding my feet and finding a purpose.
If this has been you at any point as well give one of these tips a go:
1. Set an alarm
It’s really easy to get into the habit of staying in bed till 12pm when you’re probably used to waking up at 5am. By 12pm you have usually you’ve had swim training, ate breakfast and most likely had 3 lessons at school. Setting an alarm is the first step to keeping some form of routine and normality during lockdown. Let’s face it – when things do start to get back to normal you’ll be the one to struggle to most if you’re used to staying in bed all day.
2. Plan your day
It’s 8.30am and your alarm has gone off! The same time every day. Get up, make the bed, have breakfast and start your day. Every Sunday try and plan at least one or two activities per day for your week ahead. They could be anything from a home workout, a walk, a spot of gardening, some time for baking, a movie night, quiz night, or even learning something new. Last week I even spent an hour trying to learn to juggle.
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3. Eat healthy (with the odd slice of banana bread)
It’s easy to fall into a bad routine with your d