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
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
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
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!
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!