Lockdown Life Update: How Have I Been Coping & Keeping Myself Motivated

As I’ve now been working form home for 6 weeks and we’ve all been in lockdown for 4 and a half weeks, I thought it was about time for a life update. Just to catch you up on how I’m finding lockdown, what I’ve been doing and how I’m trying to keep myself motivated everyday. It’s such crazy times at the minute and I can’t honestly ever remember a time when I’ve spent so much time inside, with not one single plan to look forward to. I like to have those weekend’s away, holidays, time spent with family and a meal with friends to keep me motivated through the week. I’m such a social person and thrive from being around my loved ones, so I can’t wait to give them a big hug and just spend a night catching up and chatting.  

I usually love busy weekends and hate the thought of a weekend with no idea of what I’m going to do. So these lockdown weekends have been a real challenge for me, more than through the week. I’m still working from home and so I have a really good routine that helps me to stay motivated and have time to relax and wind down. Working out is a great way for me to just finish my work day and switch my mind off. Some of my favourite workouts are from Carly Rowena, she has so many amazing workouts and she’s posting new ones every day during lockdown. I’ve also been loving doing Body Balance, Les Mills Barre and just going for long walks to clear my head, and enjoy the amazing weather we’ve been having recently. However, at the weekends it’s so hard to enjoy them. I try to spend time on self care, pampering myself, as well as catching up on tv and with my friends and family. But it’s not the same as going out, being busy and making plans to discover new places. How are you all finding the weekends, what have you been up to? 

I’ve also been finding it super hard to be motivated at the minute. Of course I’m still working so I’m in that routine but it’s still hard when most of my friends and family aren’t working. I just want to be able to spend time with them, but of course we can’t. I’m finding that if I really make sure I have wind down time, away from a screen it really helps. A good book, cleaning or just pottering around and tidying helps me have that little break and also massively helps me to stop getting square eyes. Music is also a great way for me to get into work mode. I’ve been loving listening to throw back playlists, musicals and anything else that makes me feel happy, whilst I’m working. It helps the day go quicker, and I also love having a good sing along to keep my spirits up. 

I thought I would share just a few of the little things I’ve been doing to keep me happy, motivated and just distracted from lockdown. Hopefully you can pop some of these into your routine’s or have already been doing them. I would love to know what you’ve been doing and if there’s anything new I could try…

  • Taking Time To Myself
  • Read A Good Book For A Few Hours
  • Workout Everyday & Release Those Endorphins
  • Plan What You Will Do After Lockdown
  • Self Care & Pampering Myself
  • Focusing Your Free Time On Something New - Mine is my Interior Design courses
  • Arrange Time To Catch up With Friends & Family
  • Be Present & Try Mindfulness
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2 Comments

  1. Laura Jones
    26th April 2020 / 12:24 PM

    I love reading your updates Rachel they truly inspire me x

    • rachelydia
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      26th April 2020 / 12:25 PM

      Thank you so much, I’m glad your enjoying them x