As we all are aware, no one seems to know when this lock down/quarantine time will end and I think I’m becoming okay with that. I normally live such a structured life and everything has to go to plan and I’ve always got to be busy, but that isn’t the case anymore. I’ve been enjoying doing a little less and realised I don’t need to be busy 24/7 or ‘switched-on’ 100% of my time.
I’ve picked up a few hobbies and habits in which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed doing within this uneasy time which I have loved so much I want to continue them through to when the lock down is lifted and quarantine is over. Here’s a list of those hobbies and habits…
Reading most nights
I did used to read (not often I’ll give you that) but I genuinely can’t remember the time I was craving reading besides from now. I’ve done a blog post on my ‘To-Read List‘ in hopes to keep me never wandering for a book.
Putting aside time for my blog
I have always struggled to keep up with the blogging community and in general my blog (which is extremely sad, seeing as though it is meant to be my ‘escape’), but recently I’ve fallen back in love with everything to do with my blog and blogging in general. I have now gone self-hosted which has been an extremely big goal of mine since I started so I might even do a post on that process if anyone is interested? (It’d be a long one, warning you!)
Self care sessions
I am such a big advocate for taking time out to pamper and relax yourself, especially in times of uneasy and stressful circumstances and obviously more recently I’ve been booking them in like appointments, making sure I let myself relax. I wrote a post on everything self-care whilst in lockdown here.
Time with family and friends
Although I’m not in quarantine with my family I am still trying to stay connected to them and in the loop with what’s going on; even got my Grandma doing an online Aerobics class! I know I need to work on this as I get so heaped up in all the tasks/errands I ‘need’ to do that I miss out on hours of the day. This is something I will be putting at the forefront from now on.
All the Quizzes
Now, my flatmate and family can attest to this; I am shockingly bad at quizzes (all style/rounds), I thought I’d be okay at general knowledge as I feel I have a lot of ‘common/general’ knowledge, however I don’t think I quite won that round…. But they are fun I’ll give you that! I’ll stick to being the quiz-master.
As previously said I am normally on the go 100% of the time and busy 24/7 so I am used to the lifestyle of always being busy but I need to keep remembering and giving myself time off or just time to slow down because I really do have all the time in the world. I was reminded that the next time I’m going to have all this spare time to do with as I please is when I retire (yes, that made me sad!).
I hope this has made you think about the things you’ve been up to or learnt within this weird time. What have been your hobbies and habits you’ve picked up? Are they ones you wish to continue or ones you’ll leave for the quarantine memories.
As always and even more so,
Thank you for reading,