With most of the world in self-isolation, we asked creators how they are keeping themselves occupied and why it’s so important to follow the government advice. Beauty vlogger James Welsh fills us in…
How are you spending your time while social distancing James?
James: I’m just working! As a YouTuber who works from home, not a lot has changed! But at the weekends I’m doing all the jobs I’ve been avoiding for many many months. Like a spring clean….but every weekend!
What is your go-to activity when you need to switch off from the world?
James: I love walking my puppy. But my daily skincare routine is a super important ‘me time’ moment that I try to do twice a day to switch off from the world.
Do you have any tips for staying positive and healthy at home?
James: Making a daily routine and sticking to it, Monday to Friday, like a work or school day helps massively. And don’t work in the living room! I made that mistake when I first started working from home and I couldn’t relax.
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Can you recommend something we can do to relax at home?
James: I’m obsessed with animal crossing right now. Sounds silly but it’s so nice to be able to escape to a far away island for a few hours… even if it isn’t real! There’s also a free animal crossing app.
Why is it so important to follow the government guidance?
James: We all want life to go back to normal as soon as possible. If we don’t follow government guidelines, we don’t know how much longer all this will have to go on for. Staying home is not only keeping ourselves safe, but also those important people who are working to keep our world moving.
What advice would you give to anyone who might be struggling at the moment?
James: There’s so much important information online, but also so much misinformation about what’s going on. Both can be scary! So it’s important to switch off in the evening and put your phone down. And FaceTime absolutely everyone! Everyday! Stay social.
What content of yours can people enjoy during this time?
James: I have loads of videos explaining how to make the most out of the skincare products you already own and how to hack your current skincare routine. Small changes that you can work on whilst self isolating that will make a big difference to your skin!
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