You have made it through five weeks of isolation. By now, had it not been for the Covid-19 outbreak, we know that a lot of you would have been attending Easter camps around the country and for many the disappointment is still quite fresh. However, we just want to say that don't let it get you down too much! We've rounded up a few ways that you can spend your time indoors. Keep reading!
Keep in contact with friends
One of the most important things about being in isolation is making sure you keep talking to people. Isolation can be tough, especially for your mental health, and it is integral that you stay in contact with your friends. Most of us are extremely lucky to have access to the internet and messaging services and it’s so important that during these times we check in on our friends, family, and loved ones.
Cook up a storm!
One of those things that’s easy to miss about attending Cadet camp this year is all that time spent learning new skills. A favourite Cadet indoor activity that you can practice indoors is cooking! Why not have a peek through your cupboards at home to make your very own survival dinner? Whatever you can source, remember the forces are used to improvising and adapting so utilise those ingredients well and be as weird and wonderful as possible! For more info on some great cooking tips, follow Royal Marines Colour Sgt, Mike Beaton on https://twitter.com/CommandoChef
Now is a perfect time to make use of all that time at home by exploring new skills online. The internet is overflowing with free online courses for you to sign up to – you can learn a new language, enjoy live cooking demos, and even attend virtual parties!
Tidy and organise!
As a cadet, you’ll know the importance of organisation and routine in the military. Now could be a good time to utilise these skills and turn them into something productive at home. Perhaps your wardrobe needs a spring clean or maybe those books look better in a colour-coded order? Tidying something up will not only eliminate the germs and dirt but can often help with your peace of mind. You'll feel much better when you've finished we promise!
… and breathe
Finally, this year our cadets have faced the disappointment of not being able to complete their GCSEs/A-Levels due to the ongoing battle with COVID-19. Understandably, it can feel like a lot of hard work has gone to waste, and we're here to say that nothing you have ever learned or achieved has been a waste! This is a tough time but try and see it as an opportunity rather than something that is lost.