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Tune in to Tenebrae – isolation edition: Ellie Minney

Posted on 7th May 2020

Almost 7 weeks in, plenty of us are struggling with lock-down life. Soprano Ellie has been isolating with her toddler, and has shared her top tips for surviving quarantine – although we have to disagree with her about the Easter eggs!

  1. Wake up at a sensible time.
  2. Make a list every day of the things you want to achieve. These can be quite basic, like scheduling exercise, showering before midday, etc.
  3. Dress for the social life you want, not the one you have.
  4. Try to make an enjoyable phone call at least once a day. Being on hold for 3 hours to HMRC does not count.
  5. Limit screen time. 8-9 hours a day is sufficient.
  6. Don’t make banana bread just yet. Save that treat for when things get really desperate.
  7. Get as much daylight and fresh air as you are able to, without taking the mick.
  8. Listen to cheerful, uplifting music. Now is not the time to discover Bob Dylan or The Smith’s. (If you’re interested, I too have made a playlist of happy music, chosen by my friends on social media).
  9. Cook, eat and drink as you would normally. Easter eggs do not count as one of your 5-a-day. The same applies for vodka.
  10. Go to bed at a sensible time.

Listen to our full lock-down playlist on Spotify here.