How to stay well while you stay home

While Melburnians continue to stay home to help protect one another from COVID-19, it has never been more important to nurture mind, body and spirit.

Here are five simple ways to prioritise your wellbeing.

1. Walk

Kick the dry leaves, watch the birds and, most importantly, exercise out in the open with a solid stroll.

Melbourne’s parks and gardens have ample space for everyone to get moving and delight in the seasonal changes. Check out top walking spots near you on the What’s On Melbourne blog.

2. Cook

Eating well and spending time in the kitchen with family is one of the pleasures of the colder months.

Queen Victoria Market can be your first port of call for ingredients for fresh produce and specialty foods for a cosy cook-up. Check out the market’s new pre-order and pick up service.

Many other city food stores are open for grocery collections or delivery to your home. Discover some of them on the What’s On Melbourne blog.

3. Photograph

Capture this moment in history. Not everyone feels like writing a journal, so taking photographs is another creative way of keeping a personal record when it seems life is changing fast.

Taking a moment to pause and compose a scene  – whether you find inspiration around your home, or during your daily exercise – can give us a new perspective on our city.

For inspiration, look back through time in our City Collection and or check out Six old Melbourne photos we love on the What’s on Melbourne blog.

4. Grow

Nurture plants big and small to fill the home and garden with greenery and even feed yourself. Plant vegies year round in the backyard so the whole family can harvest the good stuff and reduce food waste.

Read up on what to plant in pots on balconies and sunny kitchen benchtops, and which plants attract wildlife, in our Urban Planting Guide.

5. Learn

Stay informed and learn something new by listening to some of Melbourne’s finest minds.

Revisit our recorded Melbourne Conversations to learn how Melbourne meets the challenges of public health, education and technological change, or find out what’s on offer from our libraries.

You can even explore Melbourne Museum online to discovergreat stories of our past and present. For more iconic online experiences, visit 9 ways to enjoy Melbourne from home.

Want more wellbeing tips?

To find out more about how to support your wellbeing during this unprecedented time, read Top 5 tips for wellbeing during social distancing.