8 Things I've Been Doing During Lockdown

Hi! Hope you're all doing well.

Like many of you reading this post, I have been stuck at home for well over a month. Although Malta didn't impose a nationwide lockdown, everything is closed and everyone is advised to stay home.

Fortunately, the end of this chapter seems to be inching closer as today marks a quite historic day for Malta: no new cases of COVID-19! Hopefully, our lives will be returning to normal or some type of normal in the near future. Until then I just hope that the situation will keep on improving not only in my country but all over the world.

Right now all I seem to be doing is looking back. Last week I looked back at the last places I visited and today I'm sharing with you how I have been spending my time indoors.

1. Finishing my dissertation

This has been my biggest achievement so far. My dissertation has been quite a large part of my life in the last few months and I am glad to say that those long hours of working on it are finally over. I still have other university assignments and projects to finish but it still feels like the last year of my degree is somehow drawing closer and closer to an end. 

2. Redecorating and reorganising

Since University ended, I have gone back to living full time at home and found myself to be spending nearly all of my time in my room. It was in quite a state as in Winter I only come here on the weekend and in summer I'm out nearly all of the time. I decided that now would be a great time to declutter, reorganise and redecorate it. So for the past few weeks, I have been scouring Pinterest for the best room inspo and moving every piece of furniture that I can!

3. Planting

I have always loved plants and have quite a nice collection of cacti on my windowsill but lately, they had started to look a little bit sad. Now I have planted a few more and actually started to water them. You may think that I'm a bit weird but I actually love to see the changes they go through day after day, especially when they sprout a new leaf or branch.

4. Watching Tara Michelle's "The Witch" saga

One evening I stumbled upon a YouTuber's video where she talked about how her neighbour was terrorising and stalking not only her but all the people in her block. This woman referred to as the witch did so many outrageous things that I was hooked and before you know it, it was 3am I had watched about 10 videos about this neighbour. Click here for the playlist if you have finished Tiger King and want to watch some more crazy stories!

5. Reading Harry Potter

I have been trying to read the Harry Potter book series for years now...yes years! When I was little I used to go through so many books but in the last years my phone has taken over and I can barely finish a book a year. Right now I'm trying to read a little bit every day so maybe by the end of the lockdown, I will have actually read a book.

6. Annoying my cat

If you were to ask me for a photo of my cat, I will probably show you one from every single day we have been inside. I've been just going around taking photos of her and trying to make her love me until she either leaves, decides to scratch me or both!

7. Watching Netflix

Netflix has been a saviour for bored people all over the world! At the moment I am watching RuPaul's Drag Race and rewatching That 70s Show. I also managed to finish Tiger King in a span of fewer than two days and watched countless movies. If you have any Netflix recommendations let me know.

8. Blogging

Last but not least, I have been blogging again! This is the third post since I restarted and I have been enjoying just sitting down and writing down my thoughts. I am so happy that I am back! Taking photos has also always been a big part of blogging so I have started posting on Instagram again. If you don't already, I would appreciate it if you could give me a follow, that way you can stay updated with new blog posts as well as snippets of my day.

Although it seems like I have been spending and enjoying my time well, I have also found it hard to cope from time to time. Going from having a routine, attending University, seeing my friends and living with flatmates to moving back home under lockdown was quite a shock. Lately, it's been better as it feels like I have finally adjusted but at the start, I would often find myself feeling sad and anxious. So when I start to feel a bit down I like to remind myself that I'm not alone in this and what is happening right now is not normal for anyone. If you've been feeling the same, try to not be hard on yourself and remember that it's ok not to be totally ok! We will get through this.

Thank you for reading. Stay home and stay safe ❤️

Sarah x

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