The Self-Isolation Diaries #7: A poorly PM and a poorly Mum, is this virus just going to get scarier?

I kind of miss the ‘good old days’ of early lockdown, where the things I was most worried about was how bored I was going to get, how access to evening snack-trips was going to be limited and the potential ruin of holidays.

With people who you’d seemingly think would be fairly resilient to the virus now getting seriously ill, the reality seems actually quite scary. Realise I may have been totally ignorant of this, as people were getting affected massively on a health level right from the outbreak, but this just hasn’t yet been my personal experience.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #6: Peaks & troughs of motivation

Since being in self-isolation – starting from the day we landed home from our honeymoon almost 3 weeks ago – my motivation has come in varying waves.

I don’t know if what I’m seeing is the norm, but my social media is full of people fitting into either one of two categories: Category A) Instagram lives every day, constant pics of their yoga session/HIIT session/weights session or Category B) people who are embracing the messy bun, constant PJs and biscuit tin.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #4: Anxiety & the weekend countdown…kind of

Even though I’ve been feeling lots better about being in lockdown/self-isolation for the foreseeable, my newly found anxiety symptoms are still appearing every few days or so.

I’m working out what makes the symptoms ease off, which helps, but it’s still frustrating. Yesterday’s bout of achey chest was seemingly brought on by feeling a little unwell. Nothing crazy or intense, but we’re all over-analysing every ache at the moment aren’t we?! I also read this story of a girl local to me who sadly passed away from the virus this week and had no underlying health issues. Very sad and scary stuff.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #3: Achieving things in lockdown

After saying yesterday that I was feeling a lot lighter about the whole lockdown situation now we have a bit more of a concrete idea of how long this could last (whether it will be 3 weeks or not is a different question, I know) and the launch of Disney+ UK only made that better. So I decided to delve into the creation of an actual ‘daily timetable’.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #2: Lockdown, £100 supermarket shop & Disney+ UK launch

Yesterday we got more ‘official’ rules and guidelines as to what ‘stay home’ means (in case it wasn’t clear enough) and, rather than feeling more stressed out about the limitations, today I’ve actually felt lighter than I have in around a week.

I think its partly because we at least have a potential finish date in place now – 3 weeks time, which takes us to just after Easter weekend – which is more concrete than I feel we’ve had so far. Even if it changes, it’s still something.

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