Surviving lockdown is real.
My first trimester was filled with nausea and extreme tiredness. If I’m honest, I might have even slept my way through the first few weeks.
Now in my second trimester, I was excited that my energy levels were finally returning, and my heightened sense of smell finally diminishing.
I had just breathed my first sigh of relief after the 12 week scan and was now finally feeling a bit more like myself. All my gym classes had been booked, work was booked, and my social calendar beginning to fill up. Things were looking good.
I was determined to still feel as much myself as possible for as long as possible, till baby arrives, and hopefully beyond. In many ways I still am but of course, the landscape has changed.
Today the government announced, not only is Coronavirus a viral global health pandemic but an economic one as well. One likely to crush our economy in a way we weren’t prepared for. But we certainly hope to recover from. When? Is anyone’s guess.
Your health is your wealth. Your health is so precious and so fragile. That includes your mental health. One minute I’m planning what to post next on Instagram, planning for motherhood. Now I am trying to figure out how to navigate not touching my face.
I’ve made a list of things to do during the coronavirus lockdown, so surviving still feel productive and occupied. But before I can get into any of that, being practical is the next first step.
What do I need to be safe and survive?
I’m sending my husband a shopping list of things to get as I’m now avoiding large crowds and groups.
I’ve made a list of things practical things to do in each area to ensure the basic foundations are laid for what may be a long road ahead.
I encourage everyone to think about what’s important to you and try to figure out a way to incorporate this into your day or your week, so you keep the good vibes going. Check out my Surviving Lockdown checklist here.