5 ways to stay positive and proactive at home

June 3, 2020

After recent government announcements, it is clear that the ‘stay at home’ message still remains in place for Scotland. With this in mind, we have put together a list of ideas to help you stay positive and proactive whilst we continue to stay at home.

Use your green space


Luckily, the weather has already started to pick up and since summer is only around the corner, why not invest some time into gardening? Karen Laing from Laing Landscape Design is offering remote planting advice, planting plans, garden consultation and garden audits to help you use this time to improve and better enjoy your outdoor space.

No garden? Alternatively, you could create some beautiful houseplant displays, and grow your own herbs and vegetables on a windowsill. You can buy a variety of botanical goods from Grow Urban and get everything you need delivered to your door.

If gardening isn't your ‘thing’, you can always use your outdoor space to have a luxury picnic. There are plenty of shops open in Edinburgh such as Taste Back who are offering free delivery services during lockdown on fresh groceries to help you make that perfect picnic.

For those with a sweet tooth, the treat boxes from Abbi’s Pantry would be the perfect compliment to your garden picnic.



Styling by the Seasonal touch


Unleash your inner creativity


Looking for ways to brighten up your home? The Seasonal Touch could be just the place for you. This local business offers advice on how to decorate your home whilst also selling some unique, quality products which are, wherever possible, sustainability sourced too!

If you already have an eye for design and looking to take your creativity a step further - Fabric Focus offers a variety of materials to choose from including dress, curtain and craft fabrics which can be delivered straight to your door.



The Nihongo Japanese class


Learn a new language


Now is the perfect time to learn a new language and take advantage of the wide selection of youtube videos and online tutorials available to you.

For something a little more interactive, Nihongo Connection provides a free Online Japanese Conversation Club every Friday or if you are completely new to the language then there is also a beginners bootcamp option available.


Maintain a regular exercise routine

Missing the gym? Well since your muscles don't know whether they are in a gym or at home, why not create your own fitness space? If it’s group workouts you're missing then Revive is a great example of a local business which provides personal training and group fitness classes via Zoom. undefined


Try a new recipe

Cooking can be an excellent way to spend time during lockdown, especially when it comes down to enjoying the results! There are thousands of online recipes available to choose from so you can find the ideal one for you.

If you are looking to recreate the perfect pizza from scratch and are still struggling to get your hands on some flour, ‘Just Dough It’ are offering a full pizza kit to make yourself for £6.50.

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