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28 March 2020

Trying To Regain Some Normality

Disclaimer - this post contains gifted items. See end of the post for more details.




I don't need to tell you what is going on in the world right now. It feels like a bad dream that we're all awaiting to wake up from.



All of our routines have been thrown out of whack. Some are working from home, some aren't able to do that. Some amazing people AKA NHS workers are putting their lives on the line to save us and take care of us. Something which I can safely we are eternally grateful for.

Trying To Regain Some Normality




So yes, life just seems, well, overwhelming right now. I'm in full self isolation mode now for the next 12 weeks, something which I'm dreading but something I'm kind of pleased about as I don't have to go out feeling paranoid about any people I come across in Tesco.



For the last few days, I've been trying to take my mind off anything pandemic related and been doing those jobs around the house that needed doing. You know, those jobs which aren't quite urgent but you've been meaning to do.



What have I done so far? I've sorted my shoe cupboard, cleaned my kitchen cupboards, started learning Spanish, organised my meds table as it was in complete disarray, hoovered underneath the sofa cushions and have written a few posts for my blog. I've even started an isolation diary which I will eventually publish on Lucy Mary when this much needed curfew is over. As you can tell, I'm determined to not let the boredom beat me.

Trying To Regain Some Normality


As much as the C-word has dominated our lives in a just small amount of time, in order for me to get through this, I need to regain some sense of normality. Ok, I know I can't venture in the outdoors, but I want to live as normal life indoors as I did before. I want to continue to write, I want to keep publishing new posts, I want to shoot some new photo's, I want to keep to my already vigorous exercise routine. Nothing about my usual routine has changed, I've just added a couple of extra tasks eg cleaning to it.



People may say that it's 'wrong' for me to have this attitude. Of course it's not, I'm just as scared and worried about what's going on in the world right now. Even more so as I am seen as high risk of getting this virus. I just don't want it to let it control my thoughts. I am doing everything I need to do. I'm not going out, I'm washing my hands all of the time whilst singing 'Happy Birthday' twice (I could sand down wood with my knuckles they feel that rough) , I'm drinking so much that I need to have a wee every hour, which means I've entered the vicious cycle of weeing = washing my hands = even rougher hands.

Trying To Regain Some Normality


To keep my sanity, I need to do normal things and be normal (as much as humanly possible for myself). This will pass, as long as we stay in, don't go out unnecessarily and continue to keep to a high standard form of hygiene, it will eventually pass. We will be able to go out again, all we're asked to do is stay at home and watch TV - is that really such a hard thing to do?



If you feel like you want to continue to lead as normal as life as possible in such daunting circumstances, don't let people tell you otherwise. We all have different coping mechanisms, this is mine. But for the love of god stay in, the sooner we ALL follow the rules, the sooner this nightmare will be over and we can wake up to some real sense of normality!




Lucy






*This post contains gifted pyjamas from Figleaves. All normality views are my own. I was not obliged or asked to feature these pyjamas in a blog post. For more information, please read my disclaimer.

42 comments:

  1. Those pjs looks so comfy and cosy, i could live in them!!

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    1. They are honestly the softest pjs I’ve ever owned!

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  2. I agree that it's so important to find some sense of normalcy instead of giving into the fear. For me, working on my blog is able to give me that normalcy. Stay safe, Lucy!

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    1. I'm glad that working on your blog is helping you Izzy! Stay safe lovely x

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  3. I reckon you have the right frame of mind for this situation we're in! I'm one of those people that have to risk Tesco so pray for me! xD Even though I'm not in for the 12 weeks, I've kind of this kind of life anyway with my mental health keeping me in! You've got this! xx

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  4. I couldn't agree more! I've been trying to use this time to do the things that I couldn't normally do like alot of cleaning and house chores x

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    1. That’s the best thing to do! I’ve cleaning a hell of a lot lately! x

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  5. Firstly, just wow your room is so lovely! I love every single thing that you have said my darling, and them jammies are so gorgeous and look adorable on you. I'm sending you so much love. Stay strong, stay safe. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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    1. Ah thank you Alisha! Stay strong and safe too lovely x

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  6. I think this is a great mentality to get through these tough times! Obviously our lives aren't the same as they were but I do think it's important to try and keep to our usual schedules as much as we can. Hopefully this will pass soon x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Thank you Faye! I hope it does pass soon! x

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  7. I'm not sure who would tell you it's wrong to keep some form of normalcy. Isn't that what all of us are trying to do to remain sane?

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  8. I think it's super important to keep a sense of normality! Of course, we are in the least normal situation we've been in a long time but I think we'd all go mad if every part of our routine went completely out of the window. I also think it's okay to change things up if you need to, it's all about doing what you can to stay sane in this time - as long as you're following the rules of course!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. Oh god yeah, we must definitely follow the rules! xx

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  9. Good to hear that you are trying to keep things going normally, I was wondering how the 12 weeks will affect people yourself. I'm to finding it a struggle even though I'm not on complete lock down sometimes I wish us diabetics would be on full isolation!

    Good luck with it all :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. 12 weeks is going to be tough on the ones (like myself) who are having to endure it, but we'll get through it! x

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  10. I'm glad to hear that you are keeping a routine and staying productive. I really feel like this helps me too. Definitely a weird situation we are all experiencing right now.

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    1. Thank you lovely, it does help keeping to a normal, standard routine

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  11. Learnng spanish is an interesting one! I mean, why not! Adios! <3

    Kaitlyn @ Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

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  12. I also try live normal and be distance of panic around. Sometimes I have feeling that I'm on holiday and don't need go out from home.

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  13. I think trying to keep some normality is a really good way to get through this situation. Everything is uncertain at the moment, so keeping in your normal routine gives that normality! Nothing has really changed for me yet, I work in the NHS so it is business as usual. Only thing is we all have that dread feeling of when is it going to hit us?!

    Hope this all passes quickly.

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. Aww Aimsy I never realised you worked for the NHS! #Hero , such amazing people x

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  14. Ive also struggled to find some normality. Last week I was really just getting into the swing of things and it was not going particularly well - at times I couldn't remember which day it was! Now, I've tried to regain some routine by setting an alarm and sticking to a time table of when I'm working and when I have free time and when I'll go for a run. For me, my GCSE's have just been cancelled so I have six months until September with nothing much going on - all summer plans cancelled now - so am using routine to try and make the most of this time!

    Hope you're okay and staying safe xx

    https://www.flolavita.com/2020/03/corona-virus-were-all-in-this-together.html

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    1. I was like that last week also, I kept thinking it was Tuesday all last week! It's annoying that you have to wait to do your GCSE's now, but at least you can get that extra revision in! Thank you lovely, stay safe too xx

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  15. Just stumbled across your blog and love your aesthetic! It's such a crazy time and it's hard to think of anything else. But as you say its important to try and create some sort of routine and 'normal.' The sooner this is over the better! Stay safe xo
    www.lexiealexandra.com

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    1. Aww thank you Lexie! It really is such a weird time for us all right now, hopefully it'll be over sooner rather than later! Stay safe too lovely x

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  16. Great post! I love your attitude and your pajamas look delightful. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Aww thank you! They are honestly the cosiest and softest pyjamas I've ever owned!

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  17. Those PJs look so cosy! And I'm totally with you on trying to keep normality but it's so hard when even simple things like the gym aren't an option (rightly so - but workouts are a great thing to build a routine around). I work from home anyway but now my mum is working from home too it feels a bit like my entire routine has been disrupted because she's here. Hoping I can figure out my new normal soon. Stay strong! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. They really are cosy! At least you have your Mum for company though, hopefully she won't disturb your routine too much! It's weird trying to find the new normal, it's taking a lot of adjusting! Stay safe and strong lovely! x

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  18. I must say, I absolutely love the style of your bedroom and your pajamas look so cute Lucy!

    I'm totally in agreement with you on the subject of finding normality. I'm struggling at the moment I won't lie. I had so much content planned and so much I was looking forward to this Spring, and the giant C word has really thrown me off. I'm working so hard to adjust my mindset though and find new ways of finding calm and joy. Fortunately, I'm a key worker and so is my partner which means we're both still working and keeping busy. I can't imagine my days if I was stuck at home, my restless brain would struggle.

    Take care and stay safe. I'm always here if you need to chat x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you Kate! Ah Kate, it's so hard right now, I had so much planned and it's awful that it's been taken away from you! At least working gets you through the day! Well done to you for carrying on working for us! x

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  19. You have a beautiful blog! I'm just throwing myself into my blog work and writing. Having something to keep me busy and sticking to routine at home has helped ease my boredom. I hope you stay safe!

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    1. Well done on working on your blog and writing! Keeping busy is important right now to help stop the boredom! Stay safe too lovely

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  20. It's important we all do what we need to do in order to stay somewhat sane during all of this! My routine hasn't changed massively as I work from home anyway. But having my boyfriend, my mum and my dad all at home constantly (when they're not normally) has really changed our routine. My Mum is going a bit stir crazy cos she's always at work! x

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    1. It must be a bit of a mad house right now for you then! It's probably taking your Mum a while to get used to being at home! x

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  21. Working from home was a bit strange to begin with but I definitely feel I'm more into a routine with it now. I've also been enjoying the fact I can get a workout in afterwards without a 40 minute commute, I can just shut the laptop away and crack on! I really like the sound of an isolation diary - wish I'd thought of that! I'm also in the same boat as you on the drinking lots of water = more peeing = more hand-washing so I feel your pain. Aveeno hand cream is my best right right now! x

    Amy | Sassycatlady.com

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    1. It has felt strange trying to get used to a new lifestyle! I bet a lot of people are not missing the morning/evening commute right now too! I need to try Aveeno hand cream, I have heard good things about it! x

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