Lockdown lows and 5 things I’ve learnt

I’m not sure if anyone else feels the same way but for me this lockdown has been way, waay harder then the first two. The crazy haircuts, hilarious Zoom faux pas and loungewear love of lockdowns past has been replaced with an almost depressed acceptance and no one seems to be laughing anymore.

I’m not sure if this is due to the wet and miserable January or the endless inevitability of it but it has become clear that this virus was not confined to 2020 but is slowly infiltrating it’s impact on 2021.

Thankfully the vaccine roll out seems to be offering a glimmer of hope and we can look forward to emerging from this strange moment in time to embrace and enjoy the things we used to take for granted.

But whilst I most certainly wouldn’t want to repeat the events of the past year, there are a few things that I have learned or done throughout this experience, some of them particularly surprising.

I miss exercise!

I never thought I’d miss the gym as much as I am at the moment. Whilst I have been doing home workouts throughout the pandemic I don’t feel as fit as I did before the lockdown. I thought I’d be more interested in the hairdressers opening but it’s the thought of the gym that has lifted my spirits the most.

Hair washing is overrated!

I stopped washing my hair as frequently over lockdown, mostly because it felt so dry and damaged throughout the first lockdown without my trusty hairdresser to save my tresses!

My hair has never looked so thick or healthy! This is definitely something that I will continue when normal life resumes.

Podcasts are a complete lifesaver!

I discovered a love of podcasts at the start of the year when I felt like I needed a little bit of a ‘lift’ and inspiration.

Particular favourites of mine include:

  • The Positivity Podcast – Paul McKenna
  • How to Fail – Elizabeth Day

Sunsets can completely change the outcome of the day

Living so close to the seafront, we have been fortunate enough to be able to take some of our walks along the waters edge.

The unusually warm days have provided a welcome relief from the damp winter chill and come with their own gift to the world……

……..Sunsets as spectacular as this:

I’ll admit that this particular image was captured by our lovely neighbours. It’s just too good not to share!

All animals really do need company

Pip has always been a largely happy rabbit; binking around the room and enjoying the occasional cuddle. However, the transformation this past year has been extraordinary. He has grown in confidence and has become more curious and clever by the day.

Mans best friend isn’t just reserved for dogs.

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