I hope you’re getting through it ok, and that you’ve stayed well. Well both physically and mentally I mean – both are important.
I know so many people are really struggling with this lockdown. I think it’s the relentlessness of it all, coupled with the fact that at times it feels like there’s no end to this tunnel, let alone the sight of light at the end of it.
Today I’m having one of those more difficult days, having had a bad night’s sleep last night. Partly as a result of having (virtually) attended a very interesting and inspiring zoom presentation yesterday evening – difficult to mentally switch off afterwards.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, my way of getting through it is to:
- be grateful (for all the material benefits I have, and the work commitments I don’t have, and the sunshine)
- take things one step (one hour) at a time
- small goals for the day – prepare a meal for this evening; a few small household jobs; a walk
- enjoy what I can do, and not fret about the rest. Tea, armchair, knitting, podcasts all beckon today
Our oldest family member had the first vaccine dose last weekend. And the best news of all this morning is that d-o-l is going to have the vaccine today. She works in a special school, has been working throughout all the lockdowns (whatever you’ve heard about schools being ‘closed’, they weren’t and aren’t for staff, nor for vulnerable children). She’s already caught covid once and passed it on to oldest, son, so we’re very relieved that she at least will be protected from the worst.
Oh, and I opened a box of chocolates sitting around since Christmas.
Take care, and I’ll see you again soon xx