While we enjoy spending time within the four walls of our home, we asked creators how they are keeping themselves entertained and why you should stay at home. Eltoria chats to us…
How are you spending your time while social distancing?
Eltoria: I’ve actually been extremely productive. I’ve been creating a lot of content, exercising, doing up my garden, de-cluttering wardrobes, re-decorating, working on new projects. It’s been extremely fun!
I have also been making up free beauty packages for key workers. Usually, I donate these products to women refuge charities, however, given the current circumstances, I haven’t been able to donate. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to create these packages for our amazing key workers so that they can be enjoyed when they have time to themselves. So far I have given away over 500 packages.
What is your go-to activity when you need to switch off from the world?
E: 100% exercise. I definitely feel a lot better for it! When this is all over, I’m definitely going to be making more time for exercise into my schedule.
Do you have any tips for staying positive and healthy at home?
E: I think the key is to eat well and keep your mind and body active. It’s very easy to get yourself in a rut so setting a schedule is absolutely vital. I like to schedule my days in advance by making to-do lists, that way, I have clear goals that I want to achieve for that week.
Can you recommend something we can do to relax at home?
E: Although keeping up to date with the news is extremely important, however, when this all started, I found myself watching the news 24/7 which began to negatively impact my mental health. So instead I’ve been listening to calming music playlists on YouTube and I’ve been discovering some really awesome podcasts (my fiance and I absolutely love Joe Rogan). I’ve also been creating many TikToks which have been super fun to do.
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Why is it so important to follow the government guidance?
E: The more people that follow the guidance, the quicker this will all be over… for everybody!
What advice would you give to anyone who might be struggling at the moment?
E: To anyone struggling, try and believe that in the grand scheme of things, especially in your lifetime, this is a fundamental ‘blip’. There is light at the end of the tunnel, this isn’t forever, so set yourself some new goals and learn something new. If there’s something that you always wanted to learn or try but never had the time to do it, now is the time to do that.
What content of yours can people enjoy during this time?
E: I am still doing my beauty unboxing videos so head on over to my YouTube channel to check that out (I shall also be posting my garden and home improvement updates too). I’m also uploading every day on my Instagram – DIY beauty IGTV videos, Instagram stories, fashion posts, and of course, cute videos of my micro pig Milo.
Eltoria’s beauty packages for key workers will be made available via her website on Sunday 3 May at 6PM BST.
Answers collated by Lucy Cooksley.
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