Your own lockdown exit plan

It is hard to not get swept away with the momentum following Boris’s announcement on Monday that we are nearing the end of this crazy period of time and that ‘better’ days are on the horizon.

Everyone is planning their first beer garden visit or what restaurant they will book up following 17th May and we will all be glad to see the back of the past 12 months. That however is only half of the story.

What about all of the good things people have discovered since March 2020? Here are some examples of the good stuff; 

  • Spending quality time with immediate family, 
  • Gratitude of seeing friends and family (in those precious windows outside of lockdown)
  • Removing the commute
  • Saving money (from pubs, restaurants, travelling)
  • Evaluating what is important in life 
  • Reading 
  • Baking 
  • DIY
  • Walking
  • Gardening 
  • Exercising 

Are you willing to take the risk of regressing back to late 2019 and getting back on the train at 7am and home at 7pm? Don’t get me wrong, I understand the perspective that some people want to do that but my message is for people to truly believe they now have an alternative.

Write a list of all of the great stuff that has happened or that you have discovered since March 2020.  Then write a list of all the things you want to continue to do post June 21st. – this will soon give you your own personal roadmap to ending lockdown.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to be kind. Kind to yourself (mind + body) and kind to others, don’t make sacrifices in your own life just because things are allowed to go back to normal.