The past week life in lockdown has felt like a long one, the days never-ending and far too much whizzing through my mind. Certainly, one that I’m thankful to bid farewell to and hope that the feeling of failure I’ve held on to all week subsides much sooner than I expect it will.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to start focusing on monthly goals. Sharing them on here as an opportunity to inspire you to set your own goals. As well as a way to make myself accountable for them.
As busy as November has been there have been lots of chances for celebrating life’s #littleloves. This year has been unlike anything we have experienced before, yet one, for the most part, we are stronger for. Whilst I wouldn’t wish the virus on anyone, the prolonged time together in lockdown as a family this year has been much needed.
Hands up, who stole at least two days of my week? I can’t believe how quickly this life in lockdown week has flown by. Although I have been quite productive this week, there are still things outstanding on my to-do list which is frustrating me.
Truth be told we have been living in somewhat of a bubble since life in lockdown began. Even before that really when news of COVID-19 started to infiltrate all the media outlets.
The first full week of November has brought us the start of another lockdown. As well as two of the children’s birthdays. Not to mention the returning to schooling the Autumn half-term holidays. A busy week around I’m sure you can agree. We were somewhat ready for the chaos of the birthdays and luckily were prepared for the closure of non-essential shops during life in lockdown.
This time last year I decided to bite the bullet and treat myself to a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. As I look back now I wonder how I managed with it. It’s so convenient to indulge in a chapter to two first thing in the morning, during my lunch hour or after the children have gone to bed.
This week we greeted the half-term holiday like a long lost friend. The week long break from school is always welcome after the beginning of the new school year. Having been off school between March and September, I think that Roo and Tigger were looking forward to the time at home with open arms
Autumn days are in full swing with the leaves falling from the trees, the wet and windy weather and the darker days. Life is continuing in somewhat lockdown., opting not to venture out unless necessary. Falling into a pattern of school runs, work, family activities and general family life. The half-term holidays brought us all together with What The Dad Said also off work. Allowing us some much-needed family time and a chance to celebrate Halloween at home.
Having felt a little out of sorts month I have been indulging in some much-needed self-care. The opportunity to hide away from the pressures and strains of real-life and taking the time to read and relax when needed. Something I feel a pang of guilt about, however, I know that when I am feeling overwhelmed I need to step back instead of attempting to plough through and making myself feel even worse.