A little update from home today as we are currently in lockdown, It’s been a funny old time for everyone hasn’t it? I seem to have learned quite a lot in the past few weeks of slowing down and taking things in.
- I love walks with my family, even if the youngest tries to fight his way out his buggy like the tazmanian devil!
- My kids are so helpful, clever and really all round good kids. Something I never seen much of before while we were just in a rut of school, tantrums and homework.
- My house doesn’t need to be spotless at all times, not that it ever was anyway 😅 This just aint happening so i’m embracing it!
- I really do love my job, it’s my absolute passion and I feel lost without it. I appreciate my staff, clients and friends so much more. I feel really grateful.
I also think it’s made me think that we should really all take some time to ourselves every once in a while. Although a full on lockdown for at least 6 weeks is a bit extreme it is good to just slow down a bit. I’ve taken the time to learn new skills and brush up on old ones, putting myself in front of the camera to showcase them too. That was new to say the least! As they say, life begins outside your comfort zone and that’s where I like to be.
So while we’re all in lock down, of course with the exception of our key workers – A MASSIVE THANK YOU to you all, what a job you are all doing keeping us maniacs calm, looked after, full bellys (maybe a bit too full mind you). I want to talk about what we can do for ourselves. A lot of us, like me, are at home with the kids doing school work and putting a load of pressure on ourselves to who can do the best Joe wicks work out, the best paper machete sculpture…..to be honest, I’m just surviving! So what can we do to make this time for us as well? Like they say on an a plane…you need to fit your own oxygen mask before you help anyone else or what use would you be to them? So here’s a list of some of the things that could help or that I’ve found to help me through this and please know I’m not the easiest person to relax!
- Go long walks and take in your surroundings.
I have been trying to get out a walk each day as much as I can, we have an amazing walk way just 5 minutes from my door step with woodland and the River Clyde, It’s just so pretty. I never really appreciated it much before now, but I am always glad I went once I get home from a walk there.
2. Learn something new.
I have been using my time to brush up on old skills. You may have seen some of my little tutorials on the facebook page. I have loved doing this, it just reminds me why I love hairdressing so much and helps me keep my creativity going. I have also enrolled on a business management course, a marketing course and a new weave method all online! Fair to say I have been busy.
3. Spend time with family.
I am so lucky to be at home with my kids and my Husband, meaning I get to spend the time with them that I have never been able to before. It’s been great watching them everyday especially my youngest who has been putting words together and learning different things each day. I have been feeling pretty blessed with that one.
4. Have a wee “Glowup”
I actually text into my group chat this morning with my friends and told them I was having a pretty crap day, feeling sorry for myself. I just felt sluggish, my hair was a mess, my eyebrows would put a Yeti to shame and I feel like all I have done is eat….really all I have done is eat to be honest. I decided I would go for a shower, wash and dry my hair, pulled the tweezers out and shave my legs. What a difference I felt even after just that and then once I added a bit of make-up, I felt so much better. Something just as simple as taking some time for yourself….go for a wee bath, tweeze and shave your body hair, just do what makes you feel good.
I absolutely love to meditate, it just calms my crazy mind. I’m not saying I really know what to do, but I do try. I downloaded an app called Breethe and there is some free meditations on there that I really recommend. It’s just good to switch off from all that’s going on just now.
Anyway, I hope you are doing well just now and I can’t wait to see you all again soon.