Self-Isolation Routine

Right now we are living through crazy times, which are bound to go down in the history books. Keeping motivated during isolation can be no easy task, but getting into a little routine really does help. For today’s post, I’m going to share what I’ve been doing during lockdown.

Morning

I typically wake up between 08:30 – 09:00 during the week, I don’t set an alarm this is the time I seem to be waking up naturally. To begin my day, I’ve been trying to do a 15 – 20 minute workout routine pretty much as soon as I wake up. I’ve been particularly loving Lucy Wyndam Read’s free YouTube at home workouts.

After my quick workout, I jump in the shower to freshen up, get dressed and then it’s time for breakfast. I usally grab myself some toast or cereal and sit down in front of my laptop to begin my working day. Sitting downstairs at my dining table helps to keep me motivated, if I sat in my bedroom all day it would be difficult to separate work from home life. It’s all about the work/life balance.

Afternoon

Time for a quick lunch, taking regular breaks from work is key when working from home. I enjoy sitting in my conservatory or back garden (weather permitting) to get away from my laptop.

At 14:00 it’s time for a work Microsoft Teams call, it’s a bit like Zoom. This usually lasts anywhere between 20 minutes – 1 hour. It’s basically just a catch-up, we hardly ever talk about work.

After my chat with work colleagues, I go for my daily outside exercise. I take my dog out for a decent walk around our local area, I wish we could venture further afield but unfortunately we can’t for the foreseeable.

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Oscar enoying his walk and a HUGE stick

Free Time

During any free time, I like to browse social media, create and post pins over on my Pinterest. Since the UK lockdown I’ve been playing A LOT of the Sims 4. I always go through phases were I’m completely obsessed with it, I can sit there for hours on end playing my little family. I’m pretty sad and have created myself and my boyfriend, we are married have two kids and cat. My sim is a fashion influencer, a girl can dream right!

I’m fortunate enough to be isolating with my boyfriend and parents. The weather has been suprisingly nice here recently, so we’ve managed to squeeze in a few nice BBQs during the goldenhour sunshine.

Although I don’t get up to much, I thought I’d share a day in the life during lockdown. I see lots of posts online about taking up a new skill or hobby, but honestly if you don’t want to, then don’t! It’s ok to take this time to relax and not to put all of your time and attention into learning something new, that’s what I’m doing.

I’d love to know what you’ve been doing during lockdown, lets talk in the comments or on Twitter.

Until Another Day x

26 Comments

  1. I’ve just written a post about how overwhelming it is to have people telling us what they should be doing during lockdown, so it’s refreshing to see someone just posting their schedule. Sounds like you’re keeping busy! And your dog is adorable! x

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  2. Our routines have changed due to the pandemic. It is great that you still have a nice routine going on! Big plus on the workout! Oooh! I need to do a better job of using Pinterest. Stay safe! Thanks for sharing your activities!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  3. Sounds like a lot like my day! I start the day with a workout too and then shower and get ready. And I spend a lot of time working on my blog and other social media!

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  4. Being a stay a home momma of two, our routine hasn’t really changed but I can’t imagine how it is for those who aren’t used to being home everyday. This seems like the perfect routine!

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  5. Love this post! It’s been so tough adjusting to the lockdown, but I’m actually kind of enjoying it! I’ve caught up on so much college work and I’ve had the time to exercise and have plenty of self care too (i consider myself very lucky because I know other people are finding it so difficult!)

    Although, I am excited to get back to normal too haha!!!

    Amber x | https://amberosullivanblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. It’s so strange not being able to go anywhere, I’m out almost every weekend usually but now I’m stuck inside. Having a routine is so helpful! I’m glad you have managed to do some college work ☺️ I can’t wait for things to be normal again x

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  6. It’s good that you have a routine going while working from home! And you have to be strict with yourself and break too or it’s easy to find yourself getting carried away! Oscar looks very cute, I don’t know what we would have done without our puppy keeping us entertained through lockdown! Take care, Steff x

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  7. Sounds like you’ve got into a really good routine! I’m WFH so thats usually between 7:30-4:30 then i go for my walk and just chill for the rest of the evening. I’m away from my boyfriend for lockdown so very jealous of your bbqs what not!x

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