It seems crazy to refer to this post as a bucket list, because I would never choose to be in isolation and away from all my family and friends. However, I read a quote today that really stuck with me about this whole situation. It basically suggested that you can take this time now as a second life. Treat yourself better, look after your body and mind, do the things you’ve always wanted to do and enjoy yourself. Although you can’t go out and do everyday things, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy having time for yourself. Take the chance to learn a new hobby or catch up with old friends. So, I really want to try and embrace the time I have in isolation and do some of these things, and I thought I would put them together and share them with you. Maybe just to give you a bit of inspiration or just so you know what I’ll be doing with my spare time, away from working.
This one is not at all inspiring but just realistic. As much as I would love to say I’m trying out loads of new things, I’m actually spending a LOT of time watching tv and catching up on all my current series. Oh and also starting some amazing new ones. They are a great escape and also really help to pass the time. I love to do something creative whilst I’m watching, just to keep me relaxed and away from my phone.
A few recommendations: Instant Hotel, Liar, Dynasty, Good Girls & Styling Hollywood.
These are an amazing way to keep a physical copy of all your favourite memories and moments. I have a few and I’ve been loving spending time just updating them all. I got lots of photos printed out, look online for the places with discount codes as theres so many at the minute. Then already had lots of different scrapbooking papers and just enjoy making them look really creative and fun. They’re something that takes a lot of time and concentration and now is the perfect opportunity for me to get them all done.
I’ve spoken about this so much, so I’m sure you all know, but I’m just really loving interior design at the moment. As I’ve got more time on my hands, I’ve been such a Pinterest addict and loving creating mood boards on ideas for decorating my house. I’m actually so into it that I really want to do an online interior design course. Nothing big or fancy, but just to find out some of the basics, as I find it so interesting.
This is a goal I’ve had for 2020 and so far I feel like I’m doing okay. Overall I just really want to make more conscious effort to read more and try and read a book every one to two months. I love reading and it’s such a nice way to escape and bring quarantine I want to try and force myself to get away from screens and enjoy some time with a good book.
A few of my favourite authors: Ruth Jones, Caroline Roberts & Jenny Colgan. I especially love the last two for an easy read which are a true escape from the rest of the world.
Since starting this blog 8 years ago, I’ve been on such a journey. I’ve gone from posting weekly, monthly and even daily, along the way. When I’m not blogging I feel like a little part of me is missing and honestly when I come back and start typing away again I instantly feel me again. So I want to dedicate more time to blogging and creating content. I think so far I’m doing okay, staying consistent and now also posting a mid-week post too.
I want to use this time that we’re indoors to just have a general refresh. Restyle up my room and swap out all my winter clothes from my wardrobe. Spend more time on myself and working out regularly. Have a good tidy round and a declutter if I need to. Just get all the little jobs done that I’ve been meaning to do for ages.
Since moving to London and joining the gym I’ve been loving working out and going to gym classes. It was an escape and just a time to unwind. Now I can’t go to the gym I’ve really been enjoying doing different online classes and keeping myself fit. I just feel like it really helps me to feel good in my body and mind. Some of my favourites at the minute are from Les Mills, and I love the Barre workouts.