5 things that living in lockdown has taught me

I just want to start my first blog on here by saying hey! I hope that you’re having an awesome day and I’m really happy that you are here reading this. I hope that your time in lockdown has been alright, it’s pretty crazy when you think about it. The entire world has just completely stopped for just a little while. Obviously, some places are beginning to go back to normal which is amazing and I can’t wait till the U.K. can go back to “normal”. I just don’t think it will be the “normal” we are used to things will be different when we come out but I hope it’s for the better. If anything I hope that everyone will come out of this as a little bit of a better person than they went in.

I wanted this first post to relevant to the current situation, being stuck at home, because I think everyone can relate to me when I say I’m sick of it at this point and I just want to go back to before. However, it has made me think a lot about myselfs and has helped me to develop as a person both physically and mentally by just spending some real time with myself and really getting into my own head.

Heres 5 things that being in lockdown has taught me

  1. It’s always been a daily thing in my family that we all sit around the dinner table and eat our evening meal together. As we have all gotten older it’s not as often that we are all there every single day which sucks. Being in lockdown, however, has made me realise when things do go back to ‘normal’ how much I will miss that little bit of time. From the many random topics, we come up without of nowhere, the tears of laughter that we can share to playing quizzes every evening on the Alexa. As much as my family have driven me insane over the last 2 months they are pretty awesome and I’m very very lucky to have them all.
  2. The internet is an awesome place. I have met a lot of people online and I guess it’s a social normal nowadays. Now I’m not encouraging anyone to just go and talk to strangers online because not all of them are genuinely nice and decent people. However, some of them are and within a few FaceTimes and a few days of messaging they can become such a big part of your day just by being there for each other. A random Instagram DM or Facebook message saying ‘hi’ can turn into a pretty cool friendship if you are willing. Even though you have never actually met before you’re just there for them and vice versa. You can just sit and listen to how their day has been and how they are coping and they will do the same for you. I love the fact that the internet has helped everyone to become so supportive of each other.
  3. This one is a little bit deep. As much as I put it out there that I’m this super confident and happy person just like every other person on the planet I have my good and my bad days. One day I’ll feel amazing and be really confident and the next maybe not so much. Learning to cope with both kinds of days is super important for your mentality and everyone does it differently. In my case, I just need to learn to love myself and be happy with the way I am regardless of what anyone thinks. That sounds super cliche typing it but it’s so true and I think everyone should be constantly trying to develop themselves as a person. I guess that’s half of the reason behind setting up this blog.
  4. Resistance bands are a total lifesaver when it comes to working out and I cannot imagine my life without them now!
  5. Puppies are the best. They are the most loyal friend for life you can ever have. With just a little head tilt and a nose boop they can flip your mood in a second. Picking up the endless dog poop, however, isn’t quite so fun.

As much as this time has been full of a lot of sadness, gloom and real hardships for everyone. In a way, it’s given us the opportunity us to realise what we all have and take steps forward in our lives that we may never have without this what feels like an endless amount of time to fill.

On that note all I have left to say is, take things one day at a time, it’s a crazy time we’re living in but we will get through this.

Stay strong,

Cerys

XOXO

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