Surviving lockdown at home.
Well, there are certainly worse places to be.
Waking up in with a roof over my head, running water and heating was certainly the highest on my gratitude list.
I showered and dressed straight away and had a bowl of feel-good cereal. After doing my third load of washing and organising what my work commitments my look like for the next week, I felt pretty awesome. I opened the garden door to my very unkempt garden but breathed in deep the fresh morning air.
Then I dipped.
A negative story shared by an unsuspecting colleague caught me off guard and left me feeling worried and tense. A flurry of overwhelm returned. What is happening? How long for? Will I be safe? I’m sure these are questions most of us are cycling through in our minds and the answers can’t come soon enough.
Does this change anything for my antenatal care? I spoke to my midwife department again today to figure out what my options were. I’d encourage anyone who is pregnant right now if you haven’t already to contact your maternity unit so you know where you stand with regards to appointments, safe delivery of your baby and aftercare.
I’ve not quite made a list of things I want to do for the next 12 weeks yet, but it’s coming. For now, I think I’ve just adapted to the thought of being socially distant and isolated. Though I look forward to all the things I can and will do going forward.
Whatever happens, I know I want to thrive for the next 12 weeks not just survive!
Find ways to connect, be productive, be happy and positive and optimistic about the future.
Today the government announced that the schools will close on Friday for the foreseeable future. It feels like we are getting one step closer to full lockdown. But in a funny sort of way, it’s nice to feel like we’re all a little more connected, in a disconnected kind of way.
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