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22 April 2020

My Daily Lockdown Routine

Jeez my routine has changed a hell of a lot in the last few weeks. Not just mine, so many of us have to had to alter our normal schedule.



I'm not going to lie it's been hard adjusting and adapting to life with everything that's going on right now. However, it has been quite fun in a way to figure out a new routine that suits me best.



Making a new routine is all about adapting to your specific needs and to do what makes YOU happy. Just because somebody takes their bath's in the evening, doesn't mean you have to too. Some people choose to wake up at 6am, some choose to stay in bed and get up when they feel ready to.





All of our routines, daily schedules, strict regimen's, whatever you want to call it, are all unique and individual to us. You may pick up ideas you may want to fit into your plan of the day from others and that's fine. You may like it and when things (eventually) return to normal, you may be surprised by how much of your new routine you'll incorporate into your old routine.



Ok, here's my current routine in line with the new lockdown -



9:30/10pm - WAKE  UP
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This is usually my wake up time on the weekends. In the weekday, it's usually a 7:30 alarm. But, in my mind, I've got nothing major planned for the day, I may as well catch up on some of the sleep I've missed over the last few years. When I wake up, I grab my first inhaler and take a couple of puffs, get changed into my workout gear and head downstairs.



10:00/11:00am - BREAKFAST  /  MEDS 
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I'll clamber downstairs, go into my meds room aka the dining room, inject my insulin and make breakfast. Usually I end up eating a bowl of cereal as it's quick and simple. After that, it'll be time to do my morning meds. A cocktail of pills, physiotherapy, two nebulisers and two minutes of brushing my teeth later, it's time to start the next part of my routine. 




11:00/12:00 - EXERCISE
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Time to get sweaty and make my lungs work. I'm doing a variety of exercise videos right now to keep my exercise routine more varied and fun. I like mixing it up when it comes to my workouts, I'll be writing a post soon on what my favourite workouts are right now. 



12:00/2:00pm - DO  SOME  ODD  JOBS
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In these two hours, I like to tackle anything that needs to be cleaned in my house. After exercise though, I do take 10 minutes outside as that's my only source of fresh air right now. It's one of my favourite parts of the day at the moment. Anyway, after that 10 minute breather, I crack on with something that needs cleaning or decluttering. This is probably my most productive two hours of the day and the part of the day where I get the most satisfaction. It's surprising how much you find to do around the house!



2:00/4:00pm - BLOGGING
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This is where I dedicate two hours in front of my laptop and fully focus on blogging. I catch up on emails, comment on other blog posts, do some photography, editing, write some blog posts and plan content. I think this is when I'm at my full concentration, even my Mam can't manage to communicate with me properly as I'm too much in the zone! During this time, I eat lunch, usually a toastie. Me and my toastie machine have become good friends during lockdown.



4:00/5:00pm - LEARN  SPANISH
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Time to hit Duolingo for a couple of hours of Spanish! I've absolutely adored learning this language and it's a great feeling picking up a new skill! I say I do two hours, I do have a break in these two hours to let my brain reset and start again! Usually to do my afternoon physio and another nebuliser. My breaks are never simple.



5:00/11:00pm - LET'S  RELAX
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This is where I just chill. I have a bath, do a face mask and chill in front of the TV. This is also when I have my time away from social media. No hearing of Coronavirus for a few hours or so! 




11:00pm -  BEDTIME
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Time to turn everything off, do my night meds, rub all my hand, face and foot creams in and read before going to sleep. I switch my phone off until the morning and settle down for the night.




I haven't changed much of my routine as such. I have just made time for the things I enjoy. I'm learning new things, I am being more productive and I'm happily ticking all the things off my to do list!




How have you changed your routine with everything going on right now?

60 comments:

  1. This is super organised!! I need to get better at setting a regular bedtime for sure!

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    1. That's what I've been trying to do also, it's not easy sometimes!

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  2. Wow! You really are organised with your routine aren't you! I definitely think it's important to realise that we don't all have the same routine nor should we so definitely agree with you! I need to get back to a routine, can't wait to not be sick anymore haha.

    Jordanne // Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. I'm doing my best Jordanne! It's important not to compare routines with each other right now as we're all different!

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  3. My routine hasn't changed too much as I work from home anyway but I have established a more consistent routine than ever before. I used to get up at like 6:30 every day and I loved it but for some reason I can't get up until 8ish now which is quite late for me!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Ah that's good Jenny, my god that's really early for me nowadays!

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  4. Oh I love that you have a routine in the first place! It's cool all the stuff that we find ourselves doing in quarantine, but I feel like mine is an unproductive jumble of that stuff at the moment. I love how organised you are!

    -M
    MEGHAN

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    1. Ah thank you Meghan! Being organised works better for me, but I do have unproductive jumbled days too!

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  5. You seem to have a very productive routine! Kudos!

    Jil | https://www.letsjiloutdoor.com/

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  6. I love reading people's routine's! I'm so nosey in that sense haha but also find it so interesting how people go about their days. It's so lovely to read how people have been going about their day during a hard time like lockdown. Love how your day is a mixture of looking after you but also getting stuff done. It's such a healthy balance xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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    1. Haha I'm the same too Lauren! It's interesting to read what other's are doing right now with their day to day life during lockdown! Thank you lovely xx

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  7. This sounds like a great routine. I definitely need to get a bit more structure in to my day. I feel like all I am doing is making meals and working from home. It is not quite how I imagined spending this unexpected time if I am honest.
    You've inspired me to get a better routine in place. Thank you.

    Claire x
    www.ourfavouritejar.com

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    1. Aww I'm glad I've inspired you Claire! It just feels all so samey right now doesn't it? x

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  8. I loved reading your lockdown routine! I really need to aspire to get to bed by 11pm too because, girl, I won't lie to you, my bedtime is all over the place - usually 3am! x
    Marina Rosie x
    https://www.marinawriteslife.com/

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    1. I still find it tricky to still stick to this bedtime Marina! Sometimes it can be 12-1am until I go to sleep! x

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  9. I love reading about people's routine . I love how you having put pressure on yourself to get lots done either

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    1. No cause if I can't get it done, then I'll do it the next day!

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  10. This is such a great routine! I'm currently trying to learn Spanish too, duolingo is so fun! xx

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. I'm loving Duolingo right now too Diana! xx

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  11. I wish I was this organised! So cool that you're learning Spanish, I studied it at A level so it's one of the languages that I know - I'm currently working on my Italian but could defo take some time to brush on my Spanish too! :) x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. I'm loving learning Spanish right now Faye! x

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  12. Wow, you sound so organised Lucy - I don't know how you do it. My routine is forever changing depending on my work schedule, but I always try to wake up before 9am to get any housework done before eating breakfast and blogging.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Kate! I wish I could get up that early and do the housework by 9am!

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  13. I think it's so important to have a set routine! I've been doing a lot more home workouts too lately xx

    www.anacelinelabod.de

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    1. I'm loving the routine right now Ana! I hope you're enjoying the home workouts xx

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  14. I love that you've scheduled in time for learning Spanish. For me, brushing up on my German is something that is on my to do list everyday but I never get around to doing. I reckon if I schedule it into my daily routine like you do then I will have no excuse to not get it done.

    Roni ��
    myelevatedexistence.com

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    1. Yeah I've always wanted to learn another language and with everything going on right now, it was the perfect opportunity for me to do so! I hope you can create your own schedule Roni!

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  15. I love that you're keeping your days busy and trying to keep to a routine. My days haven't changed that much because I work from home anyway but it's been a weird adjustment having my mum work from home too and rearrange my day a little around her schedule x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. It must be strange having your Mum home too Sophie, with you working from home and that it must have taken a little while to get used to! x

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  16. Your routine sounds so relaxing! I think it's super important that you're giving yourself time to sleep and de-stress. Also, is super important to keep away from the news for a few hours, even more before going to sleep

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. Yeah I don't like to watch the news too much as I basically everything that's going on through social media anyway!

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  17. Good thing you get the exercise and learning time ine

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  18. What a coincidence that we both have the same routine. Ha!! Mine isn't timetabled like yours, but still same activities. How are you finding the spanish? I just started getting into it after being inspired from watching the Spanish version of Ugly Betty. Ha!!

    https://missymayification.co.uk

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    1. Haha that is a coincidence! I'm loving learning Spanish right now, it's such a lovely language! I haven't watched Ugly Betty in years!

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  19. Definitely think a routine is key in this unsettling time. You'll feel far more productive and get more things done and ticked off your list this way. Go you!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Routine is such a big help during this tough time, I'm loving the routine I've set for myself!

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  20. Wow we have such similar routines atm! I started learning Spanish On Duolingo at the beginning of lockdown :) I 100% need more of a routine though!

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    1. I'm loving Duolingo right now, it's such a brilliant website/app to learn a new language on!

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  21. It's nice to have a routine during this time, I'm rubbish at sticking to mine at the moment, I do hope it gets better :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. It does make the days feel more productive and have more substance Nic, I hope you can create a routine for yourself Nic x

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  22. I love reading about people's routines, you've done brilliantly to stick to one! I love that you have specific Duolingo time - I keep forgetting to learn mine, even though they send so many notifications. I will be fluent in French one day, I swear! Thanks for sharing, I feel more motivated to structure my time more.

    Leanne | Latte Leanne xx

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I'm planning to learn French as my next language! I can't remember much from learning it in school! xx

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  23. Loved your lockdown routine! So organized! I wish I could have maintained a blogging schedule too. Blogging by 2-4 pm sounds amazing!

    Xo Babita
    http://www.travelhues.com/

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    1. Thank you Babita! That time I've made for blogging is one of the best parts of my day! x

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  24. Hi Lucy Mary,

    I love this schedule, and I'm going to put into practise some of the tips, specially to "disconnect".

    Have a lovely Sunday xox

    Ana C, http://www.adreamersland.com
    http://www.facebook.com/adreamersland.com

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    1. Thank you Ana, have a lovely Sunday too! x

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  25. I've actually gone back to work now so my routine has all changed but my routine when i had nothing else to do was all over the place so im glad ive got some routine now!x

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    1. Aww that's good Ellie, it's nice to get back to the normal routine! x

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  26. Sounds like you have a good balanced routine! I think the switchin off from everything is so important, I know I have been on my laptop and phone so much more since lockdown! Also you are so organised with your time, will have to take inspiration from you to get organised!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised if everyone felt the same way as you Aimsy in terms of overusing our phones and laptops! xx

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  27. Hey Lucy,
    I loved reading your lockdown routine!In fact, I am ready to study like you, and make myself prepared and planned every day.
    Thank you so much x

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  28. Good that you have kept a dedicated time for Blogging. I am in a toss with a kid at home who is irritated about being home all the time...

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    1. Oh dear! Being at home isn't pleasant right now is it! x

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  29. I think I am like you lovely, having a routine right now is what's keeping me afloat. I have brought a new notebook recently which has really motivated me to write to-do lists and to have a better structure to my day.. who knew it would take a pandemic for me to get my finger out and begin working on the things I am passionate about!

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. Oh I love buying new notebooks! Oh I know, I feel the same too!

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  30. I love this routine! I wish I had one established but to be honest I just do things when the time feels right. Some days that means sitting at my desk for hours, others it means 1 hour of blogging and nothing else.

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    1. That's fair enough lovely, sometimes a routine works for some and not for others, I like having a routine as it does help me get stuff done, if I didn't have one, I'd be lying on my backside all day eating biscuits! x

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