Things I've Learnt In Quarantine

United Kingdom

As we slowly get back into some sort of normality, quarantine has given many people time to reflect on life and myself included. I thought now might be a good time to share some of the things I've learned whilst quarantining. 

I think everyone can agree that 2020 has already shaped up to be a pile of rubbish, let's all hope it gets better. Thanks to Coronavirus I think everyone has learnt something about themselves, something good or something not so nice.

So what did I learn?

1. How much I miss not living 2 hours away from family.

2. How much I binge watch old classics.

3. How much I struggle with working from home. Hello, procrastination.

4. How much I value my sister's company and living together.

5. How much I miss being with our pets. Can't wait to give my boys big fat hugs when I see them again.

6. Family really is everything.

7. How much I miss going off for a wander around London.

8. I thought i would struggle not going outside for days, I actually haven't missed it as much as I thought I would. Definitely an indoors person, Thanks Introvert Simone.

9. Although I'm more of an introvert than an extrovert, I do miss face to face contact especially when you are deaf/hard of hearing, despite enjoying my own company.

10. I need to do more self-care and how much I value my naps.

11. How to make homemade cheesecake. OMG heaven!

12. My attention span is minimal, I really do zone out.

13. I truly value that phones exist so I can call my nana, hearing her voice always puts a smile on my face.

14. Going to the supermarket really is stressful, like a game of dodgems.

15. Rest and downtime is ok, it's needed.

16. Communication and social interaction is under-appreciated and underutilised as human beings.

17. I'm more than happy to rock that PJ's life.

18. The littlest things mean so much more.

19. There's some idiotic people out there, and I have a strong dislike to rude and opinionated people. Humanity is questionable.

20. You easily forget what day or time of day it is.

21. I should take up journaling again.

22. I actually don't mind cleaning when there's not much to do.

23. Adversity and tough times help us grow.

24. I really like snacking on biscuits, whether its the middle of the night or not.

25. You kind of need to spend time with yourself to know yourself.

26. Every day is a new day.

27. I really do spend my time being a fangirl and i'm not ashamed of it.

28. Mental health really takes a hit. This lockdown has been tough on my mental health.

29. You miss having a good routine...

30. Technology is a blessing.

31. Online friendships help you get by. 

32. It's ok to feel burned out.

33. Mixed emotions are also ok and normal.

34. The grass isn't always greener on the otherside.

35. Our countries leadership has a lot to be desired.

36. Making dalgone coffee is pretty addictive.

37. I'd rather do anything else than my current university assignments.

38. I'm always craving chocolate and or cake even if it isn't classed as an essential item.

39. The British really are questionable people...

40. Laughter is the best medicine.

41. How much i wish our flat allowed animals.

42. I'm rubbish at being organised, I like to go with the flow.

43. Key workers really don't get enough credit or money. 

44. I should appreciate nature more, the beautiful scenery and the pretty flowers.

45. We will never be as ready as we think we want to be.

46. I should take up more hobbies and read more.

47. We can do without.

48. Self-care and self-love is a never-ending journey.

49. The four walls of your flat will probably make you question everything from life decisions, society and so on.

50. I find making playlists therapeutic.

51. You are your toughest critic.

52. Common sense isn't that common at all.

53. We should reconnect with ourselves and take care of our mental wellbeing more often.

54. There's nothing wrong with embracing your inner child.

55. Studying from home when you have little to no motivation is hard.

56. I've become very lazy with skincare, I'm lucky if there are days where I actually make an effort to look after my skin.

57. Freedom is a luxury.

58. Appreciate what you do have and not what you don't have.

59. It's possible to experience multiple emotions at once.

60. How uncaring we are towards nature and the environment we live in.

61. There's a part of me that misses putting on makeup and the other is happy that my skin can have time to breathe.

62. I should be outdoors more often and experiencing the world of nature.

63. Always have a hand sanitizer in my bag.

64. Just because I don't feel accomplished after I've done something, doesn't mean it isn't an accomplishment.

65. How much I miss having hugs from my mum and nana, definitely going to hug people more often.

66. It's ok if you aren't always being productive at home.

67. Music adds much-needed colour to the long bland days spent indoors.

68. I'm anxious about what people think of my social distancing practices, am I doing this right?

69. Video chatting still turns me into a nervous wreck, what if I can't hear them. Do I look bored, do I look tired? I feel it.

70. I'm craving a glass of rose wine, although I'm not a heavy drinker.

71. There's so much inequality in the world right now, it's become more apparent. 

72. I am resilient and so are you.

73. We take our freedom for granted and still have so much to learn.

74.  Those who refuse to wear masks are arseholes

75. Use your privilege for the better.

76. Although I struggled to start with, I've grown to like doing my course work whilst in Lockdown

I hope you are all staying safe and please remember to wear a mask if you can.



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