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Top 5 Easy Things to Keep You Busy during Lockdown

It's already been a bumpy start to 2021, not quite the beginning we had all hoped for, but there's plenty of fun activities to keep spirits high and minds busy. Here's our top 5 things to keep busy during the UK National Lockdown. 

Make your own DIY Bath Bomb Kit


Fancy creating your own confetti bath bomb and then enjoying your hard work in a relaxing self-care bath surrounded by flower petals? Well in that case, you need one of our brand new DIY Bath Bomb Kits. Choose from a range of our home grown flower petals to go into your bath bomb and from two different fragrances too, Coconut Milk and Honey, to Rich Almond & Plum. They will make your home smell amazing whilst you're making them and also when you use them, double whammy! 

You don't need any special skills to make this DIY Bath Bomb Kit either, and you can always gift one of your bath bombs to a friend or loved one. It's always wonderful to receive homemade gifts!

Reflect with a Wellness Journal


It's OK to not be OK right now. We're all feeling the strain, but we can get through this. Papier have a huge range of Wellness Journals where you can collect your thoughts and emotions along with goals, habits and things you're grateful for. Practising mindfulness and expressing yourself at a time like this can really help maintain a good level of mental health.

Have Fun and Play Games


Games are a great way of unwinding, why not play cards with your household, or even a cheeky game of triominoes? The first UK lockdown saw the rise of the online quiz, maybe it's time to shake it up a little, with game of Drawful, where you guess what others are drawing?

Create a DIY Dried Flower Wreath


If you're feeling creative, and love flowers, you could make yourself a stunning DIY Dried Flower Wreath in time for Spring! These rustic wreaths make the ideal finishing touch to your home decor, hang your wreath on your front door, in the window or place flat on your table as a centrepiece. 

Choose which dried flower colours you prefer in your wreath and get everything delivered to your home. You could even get a few friends in on the action, by having kits delivered to their homes too, and make your wreaths together via video chat! A virtual wreath making day, it will feel like they're right there with you, can you pass the scissors!

Explore new walks around your home


Make sure to get your much needed exercise, it's good for your body and mind. Take the dog for a walk and safely explore your neighbourhood. If there's a public footpath that you've never ventured down before, why not find out what's at the end? Just make sure to follow the government guidelines at all times and keep everyone safe. 

Be kind to yourself 

We hope this has given you a few ideas of things to do, to keep you busy during Lockdown, we'd love to hear your ideas too. What's been keeping you busy?

Just remember not to put too much pressure on yourself, it would be amazing to learn a new language, read all those books you've been meaning to read, or bake every form of banana bread there is, but if you don't have the energy or drive to do those things, it's OK. Sometimes you just need to watch a bit of Netflixs and take it easy. Just do what you can and stay safe. 

Love as always SP xx 



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