Collaborative Post¦ It might not have been the year you envisaged but instead of feeling defeated regarding the lockdown situation, (which we are hopefully heading towards the end of), try to embrace the situation of spending more time at home. There will most likely be plenty of tasks you can do around the home that you wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do.
Having more time to enjoy cooking family meals each night is certainly a good way to ensure you are all eating healthily and not relying on unhealthy foods. It enables you all to sit down and enjoy spending time with each other and creating lovely fun memories in the process. It is certainly something your children will look back upon fondly.
Being able to spend time with your little ones is certainly a bonus of lockdown. Now that they have returned to school, instead of focusing on home learning, you can now do more fun, creative activities with them instead. Painting and drawing is an enjoyable activity to do with the children and allows them to be creative which is certainly good for their development.
In a household with children, finding some quiet time to yourself is most likely a rarity, but it is important to look after your own wellbeing. Try and have a nice relaxing bath, light some naturally fragranced candles, treat yourself with your favourite hair and facial products, read a book and give yourself a pedicure with some soothing music in the background.
No doubt you will have plenty of loved ones and friends whom you did not get a chance to celebrate with in person, so why not prepare a personalised surprise or send flowers for a birthday gift. This will ensure they know that you are thinking about them, even if you cannot currently spend time with them in person.
There will undoubtedly be some DIY tasks that need attending to around the house that you could complete. Small things such as oiling a creaky hinge, tightening a loose drawer handle, or filling any holes in the wall with a polyfiller are all tasks that can be achieved gradually each day. You will feel a sense of achievement knowing that you have finally amended these little tasks that all build up over time.
Now that Spring is arriving, it is the perfect opportunity to sort through clothes, shoes, books, dvds, children’s toys, any other items in your home to see whether there is anything you can get rid of. You could start preparing bags of items that you could take to the charity shop once they reopen in a few weeks time. Any items that are still in perfect condition could also be sold online as well. This will also enable you to earn a few extra pennies.
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Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
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