You probably knew this already.
But if the Covid-19 lockdown has you eating KitKats for breakfast and ordering pizza for lunch, rest assured: you are not alone.
A new survey shows that people across Ireland are eating, drinking alcohol and cooking more as we wait out the coronavirus restrictions.
According to The Zenflore Wellness Index, which looked at how everyone’s feeling at the moment, almost two out of three people admitted they are eating more than they normally would, while half of people said they are making poor food choices.
Two in five people said they are drinking more alcohol than usual these days, while two-thirds are cooking more while they find ways to entertain themselves while they hunker down at home.
And it’s no surprise; excess eating and drinking is a distraction and we’re all under pressure for various reasons.
Just over half of people surveyed said they are working from home, 70% for the first time in their careers. 48% of respondents said they are caring for children and one in four are caring for elderly and sick relatives too. Just over half of people said they were ‘stressed’ (28%) or ‘distracted’ (28%). Nearly one in five said they are ‘worried’.
When it comes to how children are coping, over half said their children are doing well while the schools are closed. One third said their children are not. More than three-quarters of people surveyed said they believe the Government is doing a good job at this time but a massive four out of five people are worried about the future of the economy.
It’s not all doom and gloom however; over two-thirds of people said they are positive about the future.