AD – This post contains gifted items but all thoughts are my own
I think if there’s one good thing to come out of this complete nightmare, it’s the sheer amount of positivity radiating from people at the moment. Us Brits, we like to think we’re miserable and sarcastic but when it matters, we know how to pick ourselves up and ultimately, pick others up along with it. I’m sure you’ve seen an abundance of these “things I’m loving in lockdown” style posts so far and today I wanted to share my own.
On a whole, I’ve not found lockdown too bad. I work from home anyway, as blogging is my full-time job, so apart from the slight decrease in work coming in, not much has changed in that regard. I still have a lot to do, all the time. My main challenge at the moment is the increase in distractions and also being SO TIRED all the time. I’m struggling so much to get up in the morning now, whereas I used to be up at 6:30 every day, bright and ready!
But anyway, today’s post is about POSITIVE things that I’m loving during lockdown at the moment:
Who’d have guessed this would be on the list? I was SUPER late to the Disney+ party but I’m so glad I finally got it. I’ll be doing a separate blog post about the things I’m loving on Disney+ but it’s provided me which well needed entertainment and distraction over the last couple of weeks!
Amazon wish lists
I think the Amazon wish list craze has been a lovely little bubble of positivity floating about. I’ve done two of my own threads and managed to treat around 15 people to gifts and had around 13 goodies in the post myself – which seriously put a smile on my face. I hope this craze lasts all year!
As I just said, blogging is my job so thankfully, I’ve still been able to get work, make money (albeit maybe not as much) and work on my blog for the future. Right now, I’m really focusing on boosting my views so I can apply for a higher paying ad network. But blogging always makes me happy and I’m so grateful I have this job (and hobby) to keep me occupied and content every single day.
I’m also extremely grateful to the brands who I’ve been able to work with during this time. One particular brand, who made me VERY HAPPY in lockdown with this stunning delivery was Daisy London. I received this piece from the Estee Lalonde collection to feature in a blog post and I’ve just been googly-eyed over it since it arrived.
Their collection of Women’s necklaces is stunning and I’m so happy with the piece I chose. It would look perfect as a layered necklace with other pieces as well. The box is stunning, the bag is super cute and I also received a print along with my delivery – which was a really lovely touch as I’ll be putting that up in my office, when it gets built!
The gorgeous little sun design is just perfect right now as a little reminder that things won’t be this dark forever.
Manifestation and crystals
I’ve always been interested in this woo-head type stuff, like manifestation etc. But only within the last few years – since COVID-19 really took over the planet – have I properly dove head first into it. It’s making a huge difference to my mental state. I signed up to Abundance Academy run by Victoria from The Manifestation Collective and invested in this gorgeous crystal necklace from Cosmic Crystals.
And thanks to those Amazon wish list goodies (which were mostly books!) I have a lot of great reading material at the moment. I’m really grateful for this extra time to dedicate to reading as I’m getting through more books than I have in a while. I’ll also be doing a separate post on my lockdown reading list soon! Check out my Goodreads if you’re interested in what I’m reading!
The warm weather
Oh the weather has been an absolute delight hasn’t it? I can’t imagine how miserable it would have been if it’d been cold and non-stop rain. I’ve been exercising and doing Yoga in the garden almost every day and it’s been a real joy to be able to spend a good amount of time in the warm, fresh air!
The Last of Us
Last Christmas, I received The Last of Us Remastered game on PS4 but hadn’t gotten around starting it – until now. Which is the PERFECT time to start a game all about a viral outbreak. Trust me. But anyway, I love gaming and I love horror so I’m thoroughly enjoying playing The Last of Us right now!
Learning how to play pool
My Dad and boyfriend (whom both live with me) love playing pool and snooker and at the beginning of lockdown, decided to get a pool table (not a full sized one obviously). I’ve been leaning how to play and I’m thoroughly enjoying it so it’s nice to be learning a new skill during this time, too!
What are you loving in lockdown at the moment? I’d love to hear it in the comments!