It seems crazy to think that this time last year we were at the beginning of the first lockdown, what a crazy time that was but at the same time I found it so refreshingly fun! I woke up to my mum baking something new every day, pie, bread, crumble, delicious! The sun was shining, the weather was starting to warm up and I remember thinking how mad it was that the whole world had been put on pause, no work, no socialising, nothing. If someone had told me then that a year on we’d still be locked down, well, I wouldn’t have been happy! But, here we are.. still on lockdown.. It’s weird because on one hand I literally cannot wait to get back to the way things were, shops and businesses re-opening but at the same time I’ve gotten so used to this new way of life, working online and from home, I feel like I’ve become a bear in hibernation, and every day life isn’t too hard and isn’t too easy, life is just right! BUT life must go on and I am excited for things to open and get back to the new normal.
It hasn’t been an easy ride this whole lockdown biz and it has affected the lives of many, God rest the souls of those who have passed. People have lost their jobs, it has had a massive effect on mental health and has made many feel stuck, so I can understand that getting ‘back to normal’ might seem a bit scary and it might make you feel anxious or worried but remember that we have all been put on hold so you shouldn’t feel like you need to have everything sorted, you might see people online who are powering through their business and things are on track for them but don’t let social media pressure you into thinking that you need to have everything figured out and ready to go to get back to ‘normal’.
Ease back into it, one step at a time, you shouldn’t try and rush into things just take one day at a time. You can do it, just take some deep breaths and relax your shoulders.
Try and write up 5 things to do in the day to prepare you for the relaxing of the lockdown – It might help to give you some motivation.
You can write up daily to do list the night before, don’t over load it, just start small, this way once things start to reopen you will have started a new routine of getting things done one step at a time.
Coming out of lockdown is a good thing, we will all be reunited and if the last year has reminded us of is that, the people around us are what is important, our health and the fact that we are alive! So don’t forget to tell those around you how much you love and appreciate them, don’t forget to show and feel gratitude for your health and be so thankful that you’re alive!
So to sum up coming out of lockdown:
Don’t let social media pressure you.
Take each day at a time.
Every one is on a different journey.
Share the love.
You’ve got this!
thank you for reading, catch you on the next blog.