Furlough Doesn’t Need To Be All Doom and Gloom: What I learned When I Was Given Time To Reassess

  1. Keep in touch with friends and family, even if it’s just over the phone
  2. Explore the outdoors: go for a walk, a run, a bike ride, anything!
  3. Get a sweat on: exercise releases endorphins and makes you feel good
  4. Plan ahead: write a list of everything you want to do once you’re out of lockdown
  5. Look after number one: take care of yourself — if you’re having a down day, acknowledge it and don’t shy away from negative feelings, talk about them and revert back to your future plans
Jake Cawdery, Operations Director
Jake has long been an Arsenal fan!
  1. Don’t be a stranger: pick up your phone and keep in contact with friends and family
  2. Explore the outdoors: go for a walk, a run, a bike ride, and listen to the wind
  3. Get a sweat on: exercise releases endorphins and makes you feel good about yourself
  4. Roll, don’t scroll: play board games, quizzes, crosswords, sudoku — anything other than aimlessly scrolling through social media to fill time
  5. Plan ahead: take an afternoon to write a list of everything you want to do once you’re out of lockdown
  6. Make the kitchen your friend: cook good food from scratch, having the time to piece together your own meals is super rewarding
  7. Look after number one: take care of yourself and even if you are having a down day, acknowledge it and don’t shy away from any negative feelings, talk about them and revert back to your future plans
  8. Remember the good times: revisit those nostalgic memories and let them serve as a reminder that more good times lie ahead
  9. Spring clean: tidy that wardrobe you have been putting off for months, give your kitchen a spruce or, if you like suffering at the hands of hay fever, get outdoors and do some gardening
  10. Netflix and chill: take it how you like!

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