Hey guys, it’s been one weird crazy year so far ?! So all over the news and EVERYWHERE is the c word…. I wanna speak about the background struggles of being in quarantine, losing the routine of day to day life, communication with friends and family and just so bloody normality. I am so grateful that I have my job and I am able to go to work because if I didn’t I think I would quite literally go insane.
It’s definitely hard to admit when you need help, and for a long while I put it to the back of my mind and convinced myself I didn’t need help and that I was fine. I haven’t felt myself lately and when I say lately I mean about half the year. I feel like I’ve lost who I am, things I loved, things I used to look forward too. I stand in front of the mirror and I don’t know who is looking back at me, and whoever is looking back at me I don’t like. I say all this because being in quarantine definitely does not help the mental state. You can’t see your friends and family as and when you want and sometimes it just all gets on top of me. I know I haven’t been the best of friends to my gals and the worst thing during this period is that I just can’t see them. I think they felt that they didn’t really know me, how to be around me and mostly I don’t think they really wanted to be around me because let’s face it, I wasn’t the same ‘fun’ me that I once was. This breaks my heart to think about because all I ever want is to be there for them forever. I once saw a tweet saying ‘if you’re girls aren’t you’re biggest fans then you’ve got the wrong mates’ and I really felt that. This is a time where we all need to be there for eachother❣️ Hopefully this will be onwards and upwards from here and well be out of lockdown soon!!!
I think losing the reality of life and kind of daily routines, although I’m lucky that my routine hasn’t changed much, it sucks when it gets to the weekend and you can’t go out, enjoy the things that we once took for granted, even just going for breakfast or just going round someones house. It sucks. Absolutely sucks. Heres a few tips to not being bored in the house…
Do some kind of exercise:
It’s definitely great to get out and breathe in fresh air, especially if you’ve been furloughed or even working from home. I have started on couch to 5K as its a great way to build up to running 5K. Its 30 minutes of being outside which is a great way to get fit and also just to get out of the bloody house..
Check up on your friends:
It really feels great and warming when your friends check up on you, I think anyway, and it just feels like really caring. With lockdown happening rn, some people have it harder than others and its just really important to just make sure that they’re doing okay in this time. It’s deffo a time that you can get trapped in your own head and your thoughts and it can be a scary place. I honestly can’t wait for this to be over and to give them all a big hug omg!!!
Keep your head up:
This time now is a perfect time to start saving your money for when we are out of lockdown. If you’re working and earning or even on furlough, this is a great time to put the majority of your pay check away because lets be honest when can you ever save like half your wage when we are allowed out… Keep your head held high as we are ALL in this together (cliche I know) but we are. We have to support each other and build each other up through this tough period and just bloody be there for each other. Its hard not seeing family and friends, especially when shit things are happening, but we just have to make the important phone calls because, trust me, your grandparents are always happy to hear from you over the phone! This is also the perfect time to experiment with your hair….make up…. but don’t go too crazy lol.
I hope you have enjoyed this very random blog post?!?! Its just nice to know that there are things you can do during this lockdown that will keep you sane, and that you need the people you love around you more than ever. Stay safe everyone and just keep being fab!!!!!