This is a new category or series I was thinking about introducing as part of my website. Here I can share my thoughts on life being on lockdown. If you live in Australia, then you would know that we’ve been in some sort of in and out of mini or extended lockdowns for most of 2021. At present, the lockdown in the area I live in have been extended for an extra month and in saying that, I think it may even continue to be extended again.
Honestly, this lockdown has done my head in. It has hit me hard. I’ve experienced major anxieties, panic attacks, insomnia, sleep derivation, fluctuations of weight, lack of exercise, depression and the list can go on. The first lockdown we all experienced in 2020, surprisingly wasn’t too bad. I didn’t mind being at home and having my boys around me, but this time, it’s been busy, hectic and simply chaotic.
I was just chatting to a friend of mine who asked me if I was doing okay during our lockdown and I told her that I didn’t normally like to admit when life’s been a bit tough. I like my space and this time around it’s been hard when you can’t have it.
My boys are being home schooled and I, being the main carer for my boys, whilst the husband works has been a struggle. Having to balance time for myself and for my family is really hard. Right this very moment, I realised was the first time in weeks that I have had an empty room to myself and can type this post. Currently, listening to Alyssa Lenore vlogs on youtube and my girl Xena the Frenchie snoring in the background.
And yes, that bottle of bougie sparkling water is empty. It was gifted to me and one I had always wanted to try.
I hope you’re all keeping well and safe. x