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:

Disney+

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!

Blogging

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.

Reading

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!

143 Comments

  1. What a gorgeous necklace, I love the design so much. Simple but very elegant! I’m also loving manifestation and woo stuff during lockdown, it’s really helping clear my brain – as is reading, although I’ve not done a lot of it to be honest! I wasn’t that keen on Disney+ but I’m going to have to get it now Hamilton is set to be on it!

    1. The necklace is just stunning isn’t it. I love the design. Not keen on Disney+?! What’s wrong with you woman! Coming from the girl who doesn’t know what Hamilton is haha!

  2. Yesss, Disney+, reading, & the warm weather have been the BEST through all of this!! That necklace is soooo gorgeous, when I saw that Estee had a collection out, I knew that it was going to be stunning xx

  3. I love this post I am all about seeing positive side of things. This lockdown has certainly improved my productivity I wake up early and actually manage to complete my task list something I always struggled with earlier.

  4. That necklace is stunning! 😍 Disney+ is a godsend during lockdown. I hadn’t seen most of the Disney films until I got Disney+ and now I’m obsessed, definitely been a great distraction for lockdown.

  5. I have to say, I’m loving reading more, and sitting in the summer sun, like you too! Really grateful for this weather at a time like this. Having that extra time to blog is also nice, without all that commute time I have to usually go through each day!

  6. Is great to see posts like this one during these hard times. Sometimes people focus on the negative and forget about the little things we can (and should) apareciste through all the bad. During lockdown I’ve loved to dedicate more time to blogging and discovering other book bloggers, as well as having more time to read more and be with my family💖

  7. There are so many parts to this post that I agree with – particularly Disney+, it’s been a godsend!
    Also, yoga in the garden in this warm weather has been bliss – I’m glad you’re seeing the positives in lockdown!!!
    Hope you’re well and safe x

  8. I love that necklace. I’ve been enjoying just taking everything a bit slower & achieving all those jobs around the house I’ve been putting off for so long.

  9. I have been loving quite a few things during the lockdown, my life has changed quite a bit, I went from working 6 days a week to nothing so I’ve had a lot of time to do things like binge watch series, Declutter my flat and just have time to relax! X

  10. The warm weather has definitely helped more than I thought – even though we’re stuck inside. I almost appreciate it a lot more now!

  11. That necklace is absolutely beautiful!! It’s good you’ve been keeping busy during this all, this was a really nice post to read☺️

  12. I know what you mean about being tired all the time, I’m the same at the moment! Love that necklace also, so lovely. I’ve been loving the weather too, going on walks has been super relaxing soaking up the sun. Glad you’re doing okay!

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

  13. Oh wow! You are so lucky to work with Daisy London. I literally just ordered a necklace from them last night. I love the look of your necklace – so excited for mine to arrive! Great post x

  14. I love your attitude! There is something positive in every situation, we just have to find it. In my case I don´t work from home, so I do miss being able to go out of the house and interact with people during the day, but it has not been that terrible for me either. I try to focus on the positive.

  15. Aw I love that you’re seeing such a negative thing in a positive light! I actually love all of your answers especially the last of us as I’m a MASSIVE fan! can’t wait for the second one 🙂

    I have been loving having my little family altogether and going for long walks in the woods! I’ve also enjoyed doing a new online course 🙂

    Ashleigh – http://www.ashleighsmoments.com

  16. Lockdown doesn’t need to feel all that bad. Thanks to technology, we can keep ourselves busy. I need to do a better job of using Disney+!! I love that we can focus on blogging right now. There are lots of topics we can explore without letting the pandemic affect it. The necklace is super cute. Glad you have been keeping busy!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  17. I really feel like I’ve reconnected with my blog since lockdown began. I’m eally enjoying working from home and having the freedom to take blog photos and check posts on my lunchbreak!
    Rosie

  18. The Last Of Us is such a great game! I’m really loving Animal Crossing for its escapism, and I’m also loving how virtual events are so much more frequent now – I swear I’ve never been so social and active!

  19. I’ve really enjoyed reading these types of posts, it’s nice to see you enjoying so many things! I absolutely love that necklace too, it’s so beautiful 😍