My Quarantine Reflection. Hey everyone, I hope you are all well. In today’s post, I thought I would do a quarantine reflection. I have been self-isolation for like 3 weeks now and I am loving it. At first, I was a bit worried and uncomfortable about staying at home because I have always been out and about in the last couple of years. I felt I would not be able to cope during staying at home. However, everything starts with your mindset. So having a positive mindset is very crucial for all of us particularly during this Quarantine.
My Quarantine Reflection
Before the Lockdown
Before the lockdown was announced, everyone was panicking and going groceries shopping etc. I was still working and broke. This was getting me worried because the shelves were getting empty and I did not have food in the house for the Lockdown. By the time I was ready for shopping, the stores were empty. There was no bread, toilet rolls, etc. I was so worried that we would go hungry at home. Then I heard the shops will still be open and there will be some restocked items in the stores. I was thankful to hear that as it means I can still go to the shops when I run out of food.
Scotland Lockdown Announcement
3 weeks ago, Scotland’s First Prime Minister, Nichola Sturgeon, announced the Lockdown for Scotland. All Schools were to close, and I was getting a bit worried about childcare for daughter because I had not heard from anything from my employer as to whether or we are still open for business.
When my Employer sent an email to let me know that the office was closed, I had mixed feelings about it. One part, I was like ‘okay, at least I can stop stressing about childcare and all I need to do now is to wait till I get paid and go grocery shopping.’ And the other, ‘Nooo, what I’m I going to do at home, Sasha-ann will be driving me insane with her demands at home. ‘
I had more time in my hand now, so I went groceries shopping and took my extensions off. If I’m not going anywhere, I might as well be comfortable at home.
Sasha is being homeschooled now. The school have set up a digital learning program where the teachers provide some exercises for the children to do and upload when completed so it can be marked by the teachers. I think this is a very good idea, otherwise, I wouldn’t know what to do. However, homeschooling has ended for now because it is the Easter holidays.
Hows Sasha-Ann coping?
Before the lockdown, the school was already aware of the virus and the children were told about what’s going on and given safety instructions to wash their hands more regularly. Sasha already understood what was going on. However, in the first week of the Lockdown, she was very uncomfortable.
She kept asking to go to school, she woke up one morning and got dressed in her school uniform to go to school. I was very sad because I have to explain to her again about why she can’t go to school. I did not know what to say or how to react. She said she misses her friends and her teachers. It’s funny because when it was a normal school day, she didn’t want to go to school and now she wants to go to school and I am telling her the school is close. I hugged her and ensure everything will be alright and soon she’ll be able to see her friends again.
Quarantine 3 weeks Later
Currently, I am loving staying at home. Sleep and wake up whenever you want, although I try to continue with my normal morning and nighttime routine. I have realized that ever since I moved to my new apartment in November 2019, I have not had the time to sit and enjoy my apartment due to my busy lifestyle.
Now, I am enjoying watching Sky tv, Netflix, YouTube and I joined Disney+ app. And there’s food in the house. So that’s all my favourite tv shows and movies set up and the house is super clean. As I have more time in my hands to tidy up and work on my cooking skills too.
I became a Self-published Author with my 1st ever E-book Self-Care For Single Parents, which was successfully published on Amazon. I just can’t explain how excited I am to see my dream come to reality like there are no words. Just seeing my name on a book is mind-blowing. I am currently working on a new project, which I can’t talk about right now – so stay tuned. For social, my close friends and I set up a group chat on Facebook, where we chat every day about anything. That helps because they ones who I can’t lie to because you know they know you know they know. Do you get me?
My Quarantine Reflection Advice
I know things are very hard to cope at the moment, but please, please, please do whatever you can to keep you and your family safe. I hate the news, I don’t watch it. However, this is a very serious mess going on in right now. Many healthy and unhealthy people have been affected by the virus. I use to think Rich people are untouchable and don’t get sick, but even Celebrities, the Royal family, and Leaders are affected by the virus.
That’s how serious this virus is. Doctors and Nurses are working extremely hard to literally save the world. We can only help by staying indoors to stop the spread of the virus. We do not know how long this pandemic will last for. However, 2020 is not over yet, and we can make it out of this nightmare, together, alive and happy.
I hope you enjoyed the post.
Let me know in the comment what are the amazing things you have done within the past 3 weeks of Quarantine. How do you feel about the whole pandemic?
Stay home and Stay Safe