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The Lockdown Silver Linings Tag

And here we are on another Wednesday! As we wake up on what is my 5th Wednesday morning off work, today I am taking part in the Lockdown Silver Linings Tag.

The Lockdown Silver Linings Tag was created by Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy, and I was tagged by Claire from Our Favourite Jar. Be sure to check out Claire’s Lockdown Silver Linings by reading her post found here! The rules of the tag seem to be quite simple – list 5 silver linings to come out of this lockdown, and tag 5 people to share theirs.

 

Some of you may remember the post I wrote after 2 weeks of lockdown. I discussed a few small silver linings at that stage, and was sceptical that the lockdown would only last 3 weeks. Unfortunately I was right to be sceptical, and now I’m wondering if we will ever be allowed out again! But possible negativity aside, shall we look at my silver linings?

 

Lockdown Silver Linings #1

Spending Time Outside
This has to be the first because it is one I have really missed. With the weather having turned brighter, I have been able to get out into the garden and weed, plant, paint, anything and everything! We’ve had a couple of barbecues, the front garden is looking the best it has since we moved in, and I’ve even managed to build up a bit of colour!

 

Lockdown Silver Linings #2

My TBR Pile is reducing!
Well, it would be if I didn’t keep adding books to my Amazon Wish List. But what I mean is I finally got finishing a book I’ve been reading since Christmas, as well as a couple more books that have either arrived from Amazon or have sat on my bookshelf since my days in Glasgow.

 

Lockdown Silver Linings #3

My hair!
Right so this one sounds weird when I just say it like that, but my hair is now getting used to being washed less frequently. As a result, it is softer and smoother, and definitely less frizzy when I do wash it! I haven’t quite built up to the “no hairdryer” trend though – that’s something I just can’t see myself doing.

 

Lockdown Silver Linings #4

My health
Before lockdown was officially called, my WW classes were called off – it would be hard to socially distance in them, so it was just easier to stop. So whenever work stopped, I started the Joe Wicks PE classes on YouTube. Meant for kids, but killing me, I was doing them pretty regularly the last few weeks! Then I decided to sign up to his 90 Day Body Plan, so when I receive my meal plan and exercise routine I’ll be ready for it. I’ve also cut down my coffee again, and have been drinking a lot more water than I would’ve been in work, so there’s also that! I’ve been (mostly) sleeping better, and overall I just feel so much better.

 

Lockdown Silver Linings #5

Communication
Possibly a strange one, but has anyone else found that levels of communication have increased? Since lockdown began, I’ve actually had over-the-hedge conversations with my neighbours on each side – probably more in the last 2 weeks than in the whole 18 months of living in this house! We FaceTime Mum’s mum every Saturday for a “virtual pub”, we’ve been taking part in virtual pub quizzes, and everyone just seems to be communicating with each other more – it’s lovely to see!

 

I Tag…

So Jordanne, Joy, Ellie, Emma, and Areilia Skyes , what are your lockdown silver linings?

 

And if I haven’t tagged you, still let me know your lockdown silver linings in the comments below – let’s spread that little bit of positivity around as far and wide as we can!

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24 thoughts on “The Lockdown Silver Linings Tag

  1. I love this tag so much. It is so easy tp get sucked in to negativity but this keeps things light and its so important to remain positive.

    We have yet to have a conversation with our neighbours, one side is in spain and have been for 6 months and the others are just a little quiet. I am going to offer an olive branch today though, spread some love!

    Take care x x

  2. It really is! So thank you so much for tagging me ๐Ÿ’–
    We just started talking one day as we were gardening and they were in their garden (one side). Then because the other side is currently doing up their driveway and garden, she came to the door to talk about the hedge we share, but still – it was the first I had chatted to her! An olive branch is definitely the way to go ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. What a brilliant and positive tag! I know that the situation is awful but I’ve actually found so many silver linings- like you said, communication is better, people on walks typically seem more friendly and likely to say hello from a distance, and I’ve LOVED spending more time with my partner as we’re both workaholics usually! I hope you’re keeping well.
    Soph- https://sophhearts.com x

  4. Wow so many silver linings there Soph! ๐Ÿ’– itโ€™s true, you get a few grumpy faces when you go out on a walk but the majority are friendly! Plus, what better time of year to be told to stay home and go for walks in your local area? Hope youโ€™re keeping well xx

  5. Haha pizza for breakfast sounds like the perfect way to start the day! Unfortunately itโ€™s too cloudy today for us to even have morning coffee outside, but itโ€™s lovely and peaceful at least! xx

  6. We’ve been outside loads too. However this is leaving our lawn patchy where the boys are running around and the moss has come away. It’s going to need repairing sometime.
    Other than that, I’m so much busier than usual. I’m still working, and planning the boys’ school work, and everything else.
    Loved hearing what you’re up to. x

  7. Youโ€™re right, there are so many things to be grateful for while stuck in lockdown. I am enjoying sitting in my garden a lot!
    Rosie

  8. Such a lovely tag idea, we all need some positivity, love the silver linings you mentioned. I know I’ve definitely been spending more time in the garden and being creative. Thanks for sharing beauty and happy Friday!

    Tx. // Tajinder Kaur

  9. I love this tag so much! I sit with my kids to say what we are greatful for each day! Iโ€™m enjoying the freedom to Play with theM without worrying about what we need to do next, where we have to go itโ€™s wonderful!
    I wish I could use a hair dryer but washing my hairs a challenge in general!
    Fab post!
    Sarah

  10. My tbr pile is definitely reducing as well! I wish I could get outside though, my weather where I live has been so gloomy. Awesome post!

  11. I Love this tag ๐Ÿ˜‰ for me, I kept my full time job since the begenning of the Lockdown but anyway, working from home allowed me to get time to cook a lot of new recipes ๐Ÿ˜ and the most important starting my blog โ˜บ๏ธ

  12. What a great tag.
    I can identify with the hair part. My husband and I have been taking turns walking the dogs during the lockdown. So I did 3 weeks of it – morning and evening and washed my hair twice a day after each outing. Now this last week, he’s been doing this and since I’m at home I’m washing my hair only on alternate days. Much softer and curlier, like you said! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I too have started connecting a lot more with old friends.
    This is my first time on your blog and I’m certain I’ll be back for more.

  13. I love this idea of spreading positivity! Would love to do this on my blog since everyone needs some of this. My silver lining is that I’ve become creative with cooking – from dinner to cocktails to baked goods. It’s been fun!

  14. Oh please do do this on your blog too! Iโ€™d love to read it ๐Ÿ˜Š and thatโ€™s great! Creativity when cooking is needed sometimes, just to have or try something different ๐Ÿ’–

  15. I love this!

    Itโ€™s great to look at the good sides of lockdown and not just focus on all the negatives.

    The other silver lining I have is the amount of money Iโ€™ve saved! My food bill has gone up and all the usual household bills remain the same, but apart from that spending has been minimal. Itโ€™s a lovely feeling knowing I have extra money to saved!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing you silver linings! I think for me my silver lining has really been embracing what brings me simple joy. Like my plants, trying new recipes, and writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. This is such a positive post, well, my silver lining is, a friend of mine that I’ve always wanted go reach but couldn’t finally reached out to me. Thanks for sharing your’s .

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