Oh well hey there! Reading this in your PJ's, or your yoga pants? That is totally OK! I've been there. BUT...I am here telling you how I have kept myself motivated in lockdown.
Now don't get me wrong, I've had those days sat on the sofa watching Disney Plus and eating my bodyweight in white bread, BUT it did NOT make me feel good at all. When I first heard that word 'Lockdown', I went from feeling slightly excited for having some time to get my shizzle together to the realisation that all my bookings were dropping off the calendar and I was soon to be penniless. That's right penniless! After building a business for 14 years, working my little butt off and feeling proud to be earning a living from something a love, all of a sudden it all vanished. So what did I do? I cried! Yup thats it, I just sat on the sofa and cried into a pillow. And you know what?! That's ok! I needed that energy release and I felt a whole lot better after I had let it all out.
I went through all my bills and axed anything I didn't need which saved me £800 a year. WTF!!! And then I realised this could be exciting! I could do some of the things I have always wanted to do. I could start teaching yoga online (I'm also a yoga teacher you know), I could start sharing my beautiful doTERRA essential oils with the world and I could get my bloomin ducks in a row with all the photography business shizzle that I have always wanted to sort out! Taxes, email lists, website updates...finally I had time!! However suddenly I realised I had a LOT to do. But I was excited, so I devised a plan to have some sort of structure to my day.
Structuring your day
Fortunately for me, I have 2 gorgeous dogs that keep my life fairly structured. We don't have a garden up in the Lake District, so these Border Collies need to get out several times through the day. If you don't have loveable and smelly dogs to take care of then I suggest you schedule your walk at the same time in the day so you make sure to get out! Also, get dressed! Even if that looks like activewear. Just get up, brush your hair and put clothes on straight away. Nothing is more depressing than sitting your jammies all day and feeling like you have no purpose.
Write a list of everything you want to do during lockdown. Have you always wanted to learn a new skill, create a website, a blog or learn to bake. Write them down and do them! That list might look like sorting and cleaning your house from top to bottom. Make all these things enjoyable, buy yourself a new notepad, put music of and burn your favourite candle and have fun having more time for YOU!
Take time Alone
Ok so this last one might be a little tricky for some of us but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. Time away from everyone in your house!!! You need you time! We all do. I know thats difficult right now, but if that means shutting yourself in another room to read a book, taking a long bath or going for a run, this is super important. We may like and love our families, partners, children or housemates but we still need time away from each other. Explain to them that this isn't about not wanting to be with them but more than you need a little self love.
I hope you all are enjoying Lockdown as much as me and enjoying more time with those people you love and spending time soaking up the gorgeous doing the thing you love!