So we’re coming towards the end of May and we’ve been in Lockdown now for what feels like a year or more, although in reality it’s only being 2 months. I know. It shocked me too.
Time is flying by. It’s passing at quite a rate.
For some this time might be considered a wake up call. For others it’s changed their way of life and what they would consider their version of normality, if that truly exists at all.
Now I’m not the most observant person in the world. My friends have come to me in the past with all new haircuts, body jewellery or been in new relationships right in front of my eyes and I’ve been completely oblivious to them all.
Yet even I have noticed the changes in people I know and even in myself since Lockdown began.
Here are my top 5…
Since all this began how many of your friends and family have jumped onto a Social Media platform due to desperate need for something to do, even if just to pass a small amount of time?
We all know someone who has recently upped their game on Instagram (#ME) or started a TikTok account just to entertain themselves but maybe ended up making content which went viral for no reason.
Don’t worry. I appreciate the grind my friends. You’re making lockdown FUN for people.
Talking of, I finally joined Facebook. I’d always gone back and forth about the idea but as a Marketer I can’t deny the value it holds and with some changes on the horizon for me and my family, it seemed necessary.
You can follow my page here – Life as Chloe Lauren.
Unfortunately staying in, although beneficial, has lead to a lot more packets of biscuits and tubs of ice cream to be opened and downed.
Before all this I was a calorie counting nut. In a way I still am but, I’ve definitely eased off on my own rules. Why not?
It’s not the easiest time to deal with and being bored has lead to some extra moments of eating. I’m both proud and ashamed. No judgement please.
Moving on from the random snacking, did you know people are also now branching out to cook/bake more of their own food? I know. I was shocked also.
It’s been a tough time for many without McDonalds and Wetherspoons being open. I don’t know how some coped. Somehow we are all getting through it through and we will be stronger for it (SARCASM DETECTED!).
At the beginning of lockdown it was toilet paper everyone was fighting over, but once that had calmed down, we noticed a new obsession had kicked in to play…baking.
This became obvious when suddenly flour was almost scarce in every shop, even the smaller corner shops. My mother, who was an avid baker before all of this occured was both livid and confused by this change in events.
After the wine had settled, she’s was ok. Just kidding. Sorry, mom!
All food talk aside, just for a second because there is a sharing bag of maltesers eyeing me up right now, but something I have been pushing a lot more than I already did is exercise
I’d have to say I definitely fall into this category and happily so.
At the start of lockdown we were obviously only entitled to an hours outdoor exercise. I made sure to walk everyday for a minimum of 40 minutes and when home I’d dance in my room or just move about as much as possible to rack up the steps on my pedometer app.
I possibly need to ease up a little though. I’ve found myself critiquing myself, if I don’t do enough in the day or if I eat too many biscuits and I need to compensate for those calories.
I feel like i’m one starjump away from becoming a Drill Sergeant.
Finally, we have those who can’t help but pass through their favourite film franchise or with the discovery of a new TV series which sparks their interest.
I guarantee at least 90% of the people reading this right now have an account with either Netflix, Amazon Prime or the latest release, Disney+. It’s even likely you have all 3 just like I do. If so, welcome to the couch potato crew.
However if you don’t, please let me know so I can properly apologise for assuming. But if you do, you know what I’m talking about.
During this time I did something I NEVER thought I’d do. I started watching Glee.
I’d always put it off, thinking it would be terrible but thought I have time on my hands so let’s just give it a go and see. I’ve just started on season 3 today. It’s been a bumpy ride when it comes to my real thoughts towards it, but what I know for sure, I love Brittany. The girls a legend.
What are my fellow ‘Boxset Binge-watchers’ watching at the moment? I’d love to know!
Anyway, there you have it. The 5 types of people we definitely all know during this time. Have I missed any? Do you agree with my list? Let me know in the comments.
In the meantime…
Let the virtual insanity continue,