Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Some Things to Remember as We Enter Lockdown 2

I’m sure that we can all agree that 2020 has been a pretty strange year, and some may even go so far as to say it’s been a bit of a write off. I know for me personally, I had so many plans and things I wanted to do this year, and pretty much all of them have had to be either cancelled or postponed. As the UK heads for its second lockdown, it’s safe to say that we are all going to be impacted in various different ways. From not being able to see family and friends in person, some may be impacted financially or be stuck in the limbo that is furlough, while others may take a knock to their mental health.

 

I’ve put together 10 little reminders that will hopefully help with adjusting to lockdown two point O.  

 

                                          


1. You’ve already done this once, you can do it again.

Doesn’t need much more expansion that that really, we’ve literally already done this. If you can do it once, you can do it again, and many of us will have hopefully learned what best works for us.

 


2. It may not feel like it now, but it will be worth it in the end

I know it sucks, but if it helps people in the long term and saves lives then some short term restrictions are worth it.

 

3. It’s okay to feel and express your emotions

All of them. Don’t bottle things up, you are allowed to be happy, sad, angry, frustrated or all of these things at once. Done before or not, we are living in a very strange and stressful time at the moment.

 

4. We can still socialise and see each other virtually

Remember that just because we have to distance physically doesn’t mean we can’t still keep in touch with each other. Technology today means we have a vast array of options to choose from. Do remember though, that not everyone will want to reach out, so don’t begrudge people if it feels like they’ve dropped off the grid – but do check on them.

 

5. Do things that make you happy

Those nice things you do for yourself to treat yourself from time to time? Do them on the regular, you deserve it.

 

6. It’s okay if you aren’t productive

As much as now might be a great time to learn a new skill or find a new hobby, don’t pressure yourself. Just do what you can do and celebrate the small wins. People handle things in different ways, so don’t compare yourself to others.

 

7. Don’t focus on what you can’t control

If you can’t change it, don’t worry about it. It uses up energy and gets you absolutely nowhere. Try to focus on what you can control and can change.


8.Try to go outside every now and then

You don’t have to do it every day, nor do you need to run a marathon or do anything strenuous, but a little time outside in the fresh air every now and then will do you good.


9.  You really don’t need that much loo roll

Yes, this is here to add a little humour! Although I have to say I was pretty perplexed in the first lockdown as to why, or all things, loo roll was what people were panic buying. Now as we enter the second lockdown, I’m even more baffled as to why people are doing the same again.

 

10. Enjoy the positives

Many of us spend a lot of money in rent or mortgages for homes we barely get to spend any time in. I for one intend to enjoy the extra time in my home, and hopefully I’m manage to pluck up the motivation to do the various bits around the house that I’ve been meaning to do.

  

That sums up my post for today. Just remember to stay safe, take care of yourselves and be kind to yourself.

                                           


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