Monday, January 25

Tag: Lockdown

The lockdown has stolen my fashion identity
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The lockdown has stolen my fashion identity

The novelty of lockdown has well and truly worn off. Last Spring, I wrote about the joy of dressing up in lockdown, waxing lyrical about the positive impact clothes can have on mental health. I thrived off wearing a different dress every day, and invested in some new wardrobe pieces – thanks to the money I was saving on commuting – that I knew I’d love forever. Well safe to say, those days are long gone. Put simply, somewhere between lockdown 2.0 and lockdown 3.0, I lost my fashion identity Now my wardrobe consists of an endless rotation of sweatshirts and joggers (matching if I’ve really gone all out), and knitted co-ords. Even putting on a pair of jeans feels like a herculean effort, and I haven’t looked at a banana bread recipe in months. ...
A psychologist shares 11 key ways to protect your kids mental health this lockdown
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A psychologist shares 11 key ways to protect your kids mental health this lockdown

Top tips for safeguarding your little one's mind, from The Psychology MumThere’s been a whole host of support offered to adults during the Coronavirus pandemic. When the crisis hit the UK last March, government ministers were quick to set up monetary support for the permanently and self-employed. Their schemes aimed to help anyone who was suddenly or unexpectedly out of work. Here at Marie Claire we’ve run guides to burnout, managing COVID-induced money worries and coping with redundancy. We penned a round-up of the best mental health apps for adults feeling depressed, stressed, anxious or fatigued, alongside a whole ream of health and fitness content (hey, home workouts) aimed at making sure you’re staying in top physical shape from home, too. But what about the child...
This lockdown, women's careers have been hit hardest: 13 expert tips for future-proofing yours
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This lockdown, women's careers have been hit hardest: 13 expert tips for future-proofing yours

'There's a triple burden on women at current: lockdown impacts their workload, career, and mental wellbeing disproportionately.'We bought you news of the she-cession in November – that is, when stats showed the female unemployment rate at 17%, compared to 13% for men – and yet, new figures released last week reveal an even further insight into how much female career progression is being hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In short, coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on working women compared to men. Alongside the pressures of homeschooling, childcare, and managing a full-time career from home, working women are facing limited support and sparse resources. Unsurprisingly, many are struggling with their mental health. A recent TUC survey found 90% of women in a sur...