So I’ve been planning on doing a ‘What I do in a day’ post for some time now, but never got round to it.. So I figured, since we’re still in partial lockdown, it would be good to share the things I get up to.
I usually wake up around 6.30am, I prefer this time because it allows me to spend a few minutes in bed waking up before I have to get on with my day. I ALWAYS make my bed, without fail. It’s a good way of making sure I don’t get back in it. I then open my windows (if it isn’t raining).. fresh air in the bedroom is always a good thing.
I then rush downstairs to see my dog.. you’ll probably already know she’s my baby, so I make sure she has been outside and had her breakfast before I get on with my day.
Coffee, my next thing to do is make a cup of coffee. Yes I’m one of those people who are addicted to coffee and cannot start their day without it. Whilst the kettle is boiling, I go around the house and open up all the curtains and blinds to let the sunshine in (if there is any). I love bringing as much light into the house as possible, it sets me up to have a good day.
If my mum is awake by this time, I like to get my cup of coffee and go and sit with her and my dog in the living room for 30 minutes or so. My mum and I talk a lot, we’re very open and discuss everything with each other. So spending that time on a morning to have a chat is perfect and I do this whenever I can.. she’s precious and time spent with her is precious too.
Then I like to get on with my day, I start it as early as possible, just because I feel way more productive first thing. So I will either get in the shower and go out for a walk or I will do my home workout and then get a shower. It changes each day.. getting out in the fresh air is so important during this time.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast so I always make sure I have it! I used to be terrible at this and would do anything to skip it.. until I realised how important it is. If I’ve done a workout, it’s usually a protein shake and some fruit. If not, I’ll maybe have some toast or cereal.
Something I’ve started this lockdown is growing my own fruit and veg. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never really got round to doing. So next I would go out into the garden and water them. I’ve got strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage and butternut squash. And so far, they’re looking good.
Then obviously comes the washing up, cleaning away any pots etc.. you know the boring adult stuff that never seems to end. Saying that, I do quite enjoy doing a bit of cleaning on a morning, it helps organise my mind.. and the more organised my mind is, the more productive my day will be.
I’ve spoken about meditation and affirmations quite a lot on my blog, so this is the next thing I would do. I like to do it fairly early on in the day, just because I’m fully awake and this allows me to get the most out of my meditation. I do it for about 5 or 10 minutes each day, without fail. I also look at my vision board, if you have one, make sure you check in with it multiple times a day to get the most out of it.
If I don’t have much planned for the day, I’ll do a bit of reading next. I absolutely love reading. I could honestly spend all day doing it. I try and limit myself to 30 minutes or so for the time being, because if I don’t.. I don’t end up getting anything else done.
Then the most important part of the day (for me anyway).. writing blog posts!! I spend a few hours everyday, preparing posts, writing them up, taking pictures etc.. basically anything blog related. I can honestly say, this is the part of my day I look forward to the most. Lockdown for me has allowed me to spend much more time creating content that I know you will all love. That’s why I made sure I incorporated it into my daily routine, so I can spend as much time as possible, writing for my blog.
The rest of the day is basically winding down. I’ll have my dinner (we call it Tea in Yorkshire). I’ll watch something on netflix, maybe do some more reading. Sit outside in the garden with my dog if it’s nice outside. I like to get everything done throughout the day and then I can spend my evenings relaxing and preparing myself for the next.
And that’s it! Lockdown day complete. It’s very different from my usual day post lockdown, but I’ve managed to do my best and make the best out of the current situation. I’ll look back on this one day and be amazed at how different life was..