Everyone’s lives are slowly going back to some normality. Mine included, I’ve been back at work, done more shopping and been to more places, but what does this mean for our lifestyle?
During the lockdown, many people have found better ways to enjoy and use their time. we’ve been exercising from home, taking long walks, enjoying family time, decorating, binge-watching Netflix and so much more. For some this may have been a silver lining, I think so too.
Here are some lifestyle changes I’ve experienced since and during the Covid-19 crisis. My hope is to inspire you to think about the positive changes in your life since lockdown and what it will mean in the future.
I’m exercising from home
There’s no reason you have to say goodbye to fitness while gyms are closed. At the beginning of lockdown I bought some resistance bands, they’ve been a god send! I thought i just had to do cardio to tone up but with the weight resistance bands I’ve toned up my legs and arms.
I’ve also discovered many PT’s (Personal Trainers) putting videos on social media of body workouts that you can easily do without weights. My time in the evenings is now spent exercising, I’m now motivated and getting endorphins flowing round my body.
My steps a day have tripled
Working a desk job, means I’m busy during the day, but on the weekends I’m getting out an about in my local area. I’m doing three times the amount of steps I used to, it’s brilliant!
The fresh air keeps me from feeling too cooped up at home, plus getting out in nature helps me to be happier and more positive! The pictures below are from walks I’ve been on – The Dream, Sutton Manor – Beeston Castle, Cheshire – Sherdley Park, St Helens.
The supermarkets are manic, but I love fruit and I’ve been eating more of it while I’ve been at home. By being at home it means there is more time to cook proper meals with proper food.
Strawberries, Blueberries and Pineapple are my favourites, and when I’ve been going shopping these are top of my list! Healthy eating is the way forward!
My friends and family are closer than ever
Everyone’s social life has taken a massive hit, but this doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch with people. In the last month I have been seeing friends on socially distanced walks around the park. It’s been great, although we had been facetiming each other there’s nothing better than seeing them face to face.
During lockdown, my family and I have been doing weekly Saturday and Sunday dress up dinners. It’s been so fun and has definitely livened up the monotonous weekends where we don’t do a lot!
My wardrobe is finally getting organized
It’s hard to find the time to sort through your wardrobe, especially when working. But when we had a rainy day I did just that. I even sorted out lots of stuff in my room and had about 15 bags of rubbish for the tip. I even spent three hours queuing to get into the tip haha!
Lockdown was the perfect opportunity to clean out old items and start fresh with a more capsule wardrobe.
Having extra free time has meant that I’ve also been able to spend a bit more time on my blog. Before, I would procrastinate by going out shopping and sniffing all the fancy soaps in Lush or be I’d stuffing my face at Wagamamas!
I’ve been able to work on posts in the evenings as well as being able to spend my lunchtimes commenting and reading on other blogs too. In turn, my blog has grown massively and I couldn’t be happier.
So what lifestyle changes have come about since the drama of Covid-19?
Life is going to be very different from now on, but this doesn’t mean that what you’ve accomplished during lockdown has to disappear! We’re all bound to have a new appreciation for things now, EMBRACE IT!