Hey! How’s it going? I hope you’re managing to stay in and stay safe!
I don’t know about you…but, although I do miss getting out for photo shoots, I’m actually coping with the lockdown quite well. Maybe it’s because I was a bit crazy before but I’ve not descended into full madness yet (although if I need to go to the supermarket many more times I think I will!)
I’ve found that the best way to get through this…is to have a wife that decides you’re going to decorate the entire house! Whereas some people are struggling to find things to do, I’m struggling to find somewhere to hide from my every growing list of jobs!
Seriously though, the best way to cope with these negative, tough times, is with a positive mindset. Although I am a key worker by day, I am on reduced hours and have a lot more time at home. I am doing my best to focus on the positives and maximise the time I wouldn’t have otherwise had. So here are a few things I’m doing to get through and hopefully you’ll be able to take something to help you get through these unprecedented times!
1) Catch up on jobs.
Yup, that list of things you’ve been putting off! I’ve had a list as long as my arm for I don’t know how long, but there is no better time to start ticking them off. Actually, I’m quite enjoying doing all the DIY! I’m learning new skills, making the house look better and I feel really good when I get another job done. Not to mention the Hubby points I’m building up for when the pubs open again!
2) Learn something new.
There are so many things that I’ve always considered having a go at. From learning computer code, to picking up a new instrument and new photography techniques there’s an endless amount of information at our fingertips.
3) Make a change.
Your life has, at least temporarily, changed. So why not make changes that you want to be more permanent? My photography has generally taken a back seat at times. There has always been more important things to do, but not anymore. I’ve decided that this is the time to focus on my passion and really push forward with what I want to do! I’m making changes to my routine now so that they become habits that will be there even after this is over!
4) Look for the good.
With every sad, annoying, worrying headline, there is a happy, inspiring one. I honestly didn’t expect something to have driven such a physical distance between us, to have brought us together as much as it has! This situation is unifying, between everyone in the world! Find the stories that make you feel good, say hi to people you don’t know (from a distance) and don’t forget to smile!
5) Plan for the future.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll have always talked about doing things but never actually done it! Whether it’s something like a once in a lifetime holiday, or having a photo shoot with your family, plan what you’re going to do after this! We’ve currently got a jar with notes in that we’re going to do…things from wine tasting, to taking Sam to watch a Man United match, they all go in the jar!
If you fancy booking a little photoshoot to celebrate a new post lockdown life, don't hesitate to give me a shout!
Right, I think I’ve spent enough time away from the decorating now…Sam will be starting another room if I’m not careful!
So stay safe, keep busy and don’t forget to smile!