Wherever you are in the world, you may already be in lockdown, or maybe it’s looming. Many questions enter our heads, but what’s the one thing that keeps you sane and happy?
For many, it’s food. Whether you like sweet or savoury – it’s comforting. Plus, it can’t talk back like our friends or family can. Who needs a reality check when we already get that daily shock factor whenever the news comes on. Let me just soften the blow with this black forest gateau… Don’t worry the reality check can come once lockdown is lifted and I theatrically take the black sheet off my mirror to unveil the ‘new’ me.
For some, there’s arts and crafts. Making a new garment can be therapeutic, but also a pain in the backside. And I’m not even talking about accidentally sitting on a needle.
Shopping is something that the retail sector loves, but our credit cards hate. But aren’t love-hate relationships some of the best? Until the bank manager gives us a call and the bills arrive, ignorance can be blissful.
The daily walk (applicable to certain areas of the world depending on your area’s lockdown rules). Walk’s are great. Time for reflection. Inhaling and exhaling fresh air into your lungs. BUT, we’re knocking on winter’s door. Foggy/rainy/freezing days… I’m shielding from COVID, I don’t really want to invite pneumonia into my home either if I can help it.
Leisure clubs are shut. All means of having fun or exercise are off limits. How many interesting sports can you do on a winter’s day? 0. And if you think of one, you may need help.
As you can see, especially throughout lockdown, I’m a glass half empty kinda gal. I would say the one thing that soothes my mind is a car ride. There’s nothing like a drive to take your mind off life’s worries. Plus, in cars – there’s heating! Win win. But in lockdown, you’re not even meant to do that unless you have a very good reason. “Is sightseeing good enough for you, officer?” I’m sure you can hear my sarcastic tone through the screen!
But I can’t be the only one out there? Can I?
What helps you through these challenging times? Are you finding it difficult to keep your spirits up? Do you prefer life in lockdown or everyday regular life? Did you enjoy this post? Comment below!