With a 3rd lockdown upon us in the UK and Ireland, plus COVID-19 prevention measures in place across most of the world, we wanted to check in on you all. How are you doing, really? Whilst we may not all be in the same boat, we are all in the same storm and it’s more important now than ever to be checking in on your friends and family. Taking 2 minutes out of your day to simply ask “hey, how are you doing?” could mean more than you realise.
As we’re still allowed outside for our daily exercise, why not take part in a litter pick? Going for a walk outdoors is great for your overall health and wellbeing, and integrating a litter pick into your walk adds an extra dose of goodness. You’re helping yourself and helping the planet too. Double brownie points.
If you’d planning on going litter picking we ask you to follow these simple guidelines to keep you as safe as possible.
- Make sure you wear gloves
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more before and after you litter pick
- Maintain social distancing from others
Don’t forget to snap and share your hauls! Hopefully it’ll encourage others to join in too. Take a photo of your litter pick and tag us on socials using the hashtag #2minutebeachclean, #2minutestreetclean or #2minutelitterpick, plus @ us on @2minutebeachclean, @2minutestreetclean and @2minutelitterpick
It’s become a lockdown tradition of ours to revisit the #2minutesofpositivity campaign every time we find ourselves confined to our homes and gardens. The concept is simple. Make sure you do something every single day, even if it’s only for 2 minutes, that makes you happy. A smile goes a long way and you never know who may be in need of a little positivity. It doesn’t have to be a huge act of happiness. If anything our 2 Minutes of Positivity campaign is about finding joy in the little things. Go for a walk or run, practice yoga, sing and dance around your front room or simply enjoy a cup of tea in bed before you start your day. By taking 2 minutes out to do something that makes you happy you’ll put a positive spin on your whole day. The effects will be longer lasting than you think and during times of lockdown it can be a really valuable coping technique.
Above all, remember to take 2 minutes for yourself if you need it. If you need us, just reach out. Stay safe 2 Minute Tribe!