Even though it was an inevitability, hearing it was still grim. We’re heading into another lockdown. The COVID-19 numbers in London and there South-East have been pretty frightening for the last few weeks. Something had to be done.
So, along with everyone else, I’ll be staying at home, except for exercise, food shopping and a small number of emergencies.
It’s not something I’m looking forward to, but I’m more confident I’ll handle it better this time round. Last year’s initial lockdown was so sudden, like something out of a film. It was surreal and bizarre. Now, seeing pandemic statistics in the headlines almost seems…normal?
Anyway, I know what works for me: routine and lots of exercise. Just as well I got that Apple Fitness Plus subscription!
When I’m not working, I’ll be running, doing yoga, practicing mindfulness meditation, reading and making my way through my Netflix backlog. While there won’t be much in the way of content for this blog, I know I’ll be able to keep myself active and entertained.
Both @TheFrankFlyer and I will be working from home, so it will require a bit of flexibility and creative use of our apartment’s limited space. Looking at things another way, we both have jobs – so it’s a nice problem to have.
I just hope the rollout of the vaccine can be expedited so this lockdown doesn’t damage too many business or too many people’s mental health. I’m well aware I’m incredibly lucky to be both employed and all my family have so far remained well. All the same, the last year has been an absolute hell scape, so the sooner we can start returning to some semblance of normality, the better.
Right now, I’d settle for being able to sit in a coffee shop and read-slash-intensively-people-watch for a couple of hours. Hopefully it’s something I’ll get to enjoy again before too long. Along with eating out, travelling, hugging my friends and seeing my family.
Onwards and upwards.