What I’ve stopped doing:
Wearing my contact lenses.
Wearing make-up. This happened around day 9.
Having longish nails. Cutting them seemed the most sensible option.
What I’ve started doing:
Using tweezers on my eyebrows for the first time in years.
Brushing up on secondary school maths.
Beginners yoga and Pilates via YouTube and Instagram, one of the Joe’s many online workouts and even a Ballet Barre warm-up class (no talent for ballet needed whatsoever).
Making home schooling work for us. School’s in session mornings only and even then, the timings are flexible.
What hasn’t changed:
Getting up at the same time each day (that’s usually between 06.30-06.45).
Showering, teeth cleaning and getting dressed. I know some people are fully embracing the 24/7 pajama life right now, and I have zero judgement on that, but it’s not for me. Staying in my pajamas and not brushing my hair all day isn’t good for my mental health (although it turns out that I can live without wearing make-up).
Making the bed. I always, always make the bed. It is such a simple thing, but makes our room feel clean and orderly and sets the tone for a good day. Plus, it takes 2 minutes and there is nothing I like better than climbing into a made bed at the end of the day.
Going to bed at the same time (that’s usually between 22.00-22.30). I usually manage a few pages of my current book once in bed, but I’ve been known to go to bed around 21.30 if I want a proper read.
Going outside. I really enjoy my daily walk with Tilly and I’ve given the garden more attention than its had in years.
What have you stopped/started doing in your Lockdown Life?