Posted in Life

Self Isolation Diaries: Day Five

29.06.21

This has gone so quickly, I can’t believe it’s the last day already.

I wanted to get a few bits done but also make the most of the last day to chill out. Dale was also home so we took Reggie out together and had a fairly chilled morning.

I have this habit of making a to do list that’s way too big to manage, so there’s still a lot that’s not ticked off… I wanted to get at least one more room ticked off so I focused on the hallway.

The hoovering needed doing again because Reggie’s fur is just everywhere, all the time. It’s no joke when people say that Corgis shed like crazy! The stairs also always end up super cluttered so I cleared them and cleaned up the skirting boards. I tidied up all my candle making stuff too because that always seems to end up in a proper mess… I wanted to make more today but somewhere along the line it didn’t happen. Maybe at the weekend I’ll try again!

As it got later in the evening, I felt like I needed a bit of a self care routine to relax before going back to work. I put a face mask on and also painted my nails. There’s something very calming about doing my nails, so I tend to have a different colour on each week.

I also thought it was best to do another covid test, which was luckily negative.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

All in all, it’s been nice to be home for a few extra days although I also know that going back to routine and normality at work will be good for me. I am tempted to do more diary posts like this though!

If you have enjoyed this style of blog post, be sure to let me know in the comments.

Posted in Life

Self Isolation Diaries: Day Three

27.06.21

Today I was a little more productive, although I still didn’t really get up and do anything until around midday. It’s just too easy to be lazy when you’re at home with no plans. There is so much I could actually do, but I just can’t be bothered.

Knowing I still have two days at home doesn’t help. It’s that “I can do it later” mentality that I’ve always had, leaving things to the last minute… I just can’t help myself.

Then again, why am I beating myself up for not being productive enough? It’s really not the be all and end all. I do this on a never ending cycle though… make a mammoth to do list and then berate myself when I don’t get it completed.

Sometimes, I like to take a leaf out of Mrs Hinch’s book and do a “ta da” list instead. It’s a good way to reflect on the things you have achieved, and actually it’s always surprising to find that you’ve done a lot more than you think!

Things I did get done today:

⁃ Wash load on and hung up to dry

⁃ Cleaned out the dishwasher

⁃ Dishwasher load

⁃ Cleaned down all the surfaces and the hob

⁃ Played with Reggie

⁃ Unboxed my wax melter

⁃ Made content and interacted with other bloggers

Ok, so it’s not the hugest list and there’s always more I could have done, but I don’t think I totally wasted the day!

It’s Monday tomorrow and I find I get more done when it’s a weekday and I’m at home. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m so used to being at work or whatever… but yea!

This evening we rewatched season one of Sex Education, as the new season is coming soon… also had a takeaway for dinner but I just had a chicken wrap to try and keep it moderately healthy. I’d like to lose a bit of lockdown weight now, as I’ve let it linger a little while! I’ve stuck with it as best I can for a few days now… we’ll see how I get on!