The importance of staying positive during the lockdown

We are officially over the 3 weeks into the lockdown that Boris Johnson announced on the 23rd Mach 2020. And then it has announced that the 3 weeks are turning to 6 weeks, as the time had been extended to stay put in our houses. Frankly, It has been a trying time for many of us And if we are honest, it could be even longer than that. So today I am talking something that it has been a battle for me in this period of uncertain times, being positive.

It is so easy to feel down and alone during this time that we can not see our loved ones. I battle with thinking negatively before I think positive all the time! it is something that really just can’t be helped. So during this time, it is becoming so important to focus on staying positive, as well as knowing that you are not alone and there is so much support out there. Together the world can get through anything with a positive attitude.

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I finished my cross stitch project due to lockdown boredom, and I am pretty chuffed with it.

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Stay Connected with each other.

Lockdown is lonely. There is no argument about that. Both myself and Emma always say how we are people, people, Like we are always out and about seeing friends and family. So I completely understand how trying it is. However, we have an opportunity to be grateful for the technology we have. We really do have some amazing gadgets, and video calling is an invention that all of us are so grateful for right now.

Staying connected with your friends and family is so important. They are your support network and in these crappy times having a support network is amazing.
Video calls have seriously become my favourite. They can be so much fun and really allows us to feel like we are really part of something. Being able to see our loved ones virtually is basically the next best thing.

Focus on things that make you happy.

Set yourself new goals for your time inside! Who says you can’t be productive right now? Doing things that you enjoy can keep your mood uplifted since they tend to be things that we are already passionate about.
Whatever it is set specific times to do that activity, daily.

How about reading my post on creative things to do whilst in lockdown here.

Show your appreciation

Times are hard, for all of us and especially for our hard-working heroes. The key workers that are keeping our country operating. These are the emergency services, the Postman, The shop workers, the bin men and so many other roles to list. These people are outside working, they are risking their own lives at the hands of the virus to keep us safe, and our community to keep turning.

There are so many ways you can show appreciation to these people. Creating thank-you signs, Clapping and being kind just to name a few. I made a canvas for our window to be seen this week. The best thing is that by showing appreciation for what others are doing goes such a long way. You are putting a smile on someone who may be finding the hard work

Share what you are doing!

There are so many ways we can share with ur loved ones what we have been up too. Sharing statuses, chatting online! Sending photos, and videos!

TikTok has become my 2nd favourite (and most used on-screen time) app on my phone! Watching families mess around creating funny videos and completing challenges. I didn’t think I would end up posting anything! but I have already succumbed due to the awesomeness that TikTok has become.

Another thing, and something that we took part in this week. Video call with a group of friends and run a quiz! One of our friends did this with 5 of us this weekend, a music quiz. Oh, it was hilarious! it is our turn to run the quiz next!

Try not to dwell and be grateful for what you have.

I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t honestly admit that I have been doing a lot of this in the past few weeks, finding it really easy to feel down about the things that we have been missing, and the worrying about our wedding in September and the fact we still have a lot to do! I think about the wedding every day!

Every cloud has a silver lining.

It is very much easier said than done! when there is so much to worry about for so many of us, Money, Family, health etc. It is important to be appreciative of the things we do have and try not to focus on what we don’t. We all have a roof above our heads after all.

Lockdown won’t be forever, before we know it we will all be looking back and saying ‘Remember 2020 when we couldn’t leave our houses for months so video called ALOT’.

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Set goals to complete during this period.

I love setting goals and writing to-do lists of things I want to do. I’ve written my list of things I can do when I am bored and stuck in the house as well as my previous post about staying creative with activities during the pandemic, here.

The goals you set do not have to be extravagant. Always set goals that are achievable for you… and of course achievable during the lockdown period…

One goal that I am setting myself during the ‘Stay at home’ period is to create my first ever youtube video as this is something I have wanted to do for ages but it is out of my comfort zone.

Stay Safe as well as positive

Finally, as hard as this has been, Just remember that staying home is the safest option and we are all doing this together for the same reason! Preventing us from developing the covid19 virus, and allowing the NHS to cope, as they are already under such high pressure during the pandemic.

We are all in this together ☺ stay safe and happy everyone.

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14 Comments

  1. Avatar April 27, 2020 / 1:50 pm

    I like your honest approach in this blog post. Yes, we are all struggling, and while we all have plenty to keep us occupied during lockdown, we are still bored because we don’t want to do it. I am home alone with two children and the dog while my husband works 6 days per week managing our local waste processing site. I rarely see him these days! We are doing our best to stay cheerful, ride the mood swings, and look forward to freedom when it is safe to go out again.

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      AlexaJade
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      April 27, 2020 / 9:38 pm

      We are all in this together and it is so hard. If you ever need a friend to rant at. I’m right here. Stay safe 💛

  2. Avatar April 27, 2020 / 2:41 pm

    Oh it’s SO important to try and stay positive during this time! I like to remind myself that this won’t last forever and it’s all for the greater good, to save lives 🙂 xxx

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      AlexaJade
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      April 27, 2020 / 9:37 pm

      Your so right! This is such a hard time for many of our mental healths. We are all I this together 💛

  3. Avatar April 27, 2020 / 2:48 pm

    These are some really good tips to stay positive! I generally am a positive/optimistic person but at times like these even I struggle sometimes

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      AlexaJade
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      April 27, 2020 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much for reading. Hope your staying safe and well 💛

  4. Avatar April 27, 2020 / 6:38 pm

    I find it so helpful to just do things at a pace that feels most comfortable! As comfortable as we may be on certain days, nobody wants to be in lockdown, we can only make the most of what we’re capable of, stay connected and positive xx

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      AlexaJade
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      April 27, 2020 / 9:34 pm

      Such a beautiful way of looking at the situation 💛 stay safe and positive xx

  5. Avatar April 27, 2020 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve been trying to stay positive, I’ve actually found lots of positives from lockdown such as having more time to read and blog!

    Lauren | https://www.laurenyloves.co.uk/

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      AlexaJade
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      April 27, 2020 / 9:31 pm

      That’s so good 💛 glad you have found these things xx

  6. Avatar April 29, 2020 / 1:44 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with everything that you have said my lovely. Great advice, thank you! I’m sending you so much love. Stay strong, stay home, stay safe. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

  7. Avatar May 28, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    Great post – I have not always managed to stay positive – but i do try – What i do like about the lockdown is I get more time to read and play chess 😉

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      AlexaJade
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      May 31, 2020 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks for reading! As long as we try to stay positive, we are one step closer to feeling totally positive! life is what we make it 🙂 let’s enjoy the time we have on this earth.
      Alexa xx

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