5 Things to Remember During Lockdown 2.0

November 7, 2020
Blog post

5 Things to Remember During Lockdown 2.0

As England have entered a new lockdown 2.0 for the duration of November, I thought I’d put together a list of just 5 important things we should all remember to help us through it.

1. You Got Through the First One

You’ve already survived one lockdown this year, so you can 100% get through another. With the first lockdown, it felt like we were all thrown in at the deep end, having never experienced anything like it before, and lived to tell the tale. This time around, we know what to expect. We’ve had a bit of time to prepare ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically and can survive it again. Take some time to breathe and practise self-care. Do whatever you need to do to get through lockdown 2.0.

2. Your Feelings are 100% Valid

Whether you’re working from home, furloughed, or unemployed, whether you live alone or with other people, all of your feelings are 100% valid and nobody should tell you otherwise. Some may be feeling happy and content while others are scared and anxious. We’re all trying to muddle through this situation together and should be understanding and accepting of others feelings and needs. There is not a ‘one-size-fits-all feeling’ when it comes to a global pandemic which is an important thing to remember.

3. You Don’t Have to be Productive┬á

The first lockdown saw a wave of super-productive people doing jobs around the house, starting businesses, baking, spending more time with their family and kids etc. But, if all you feel like doing is lying in bed binge-watching your favourite show or eating all the snacks then you shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed by that. We’re all trying to get through this as best we can. What works for someone may not work for someone else. At the end of the take, take care of yourself and don’t worry yourself with what other’s are doing.

4. Remember to Keep Talking to Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Winter is a difficult season for many, regardless of a global pandemic. The darker nights and colder weather can make some people feel low and trigger their seasonal depression. Which is why it’s now more important than ever to keep in contact with friends, family and loved ones. A quick message, a 5-minute phone call, sending a funny meme or Tik Tok can make all the difference. Not only will you feel better and less alone, but it may also help the person on the other end too.

5. It Won’t Last Forever

As hard as it may be to believe right now, this situation won’t last forever. A global pandemic will not be your entire life. This is a temporary blip that will eventually get resolved. And, when it does, life will be so much sweeter. I know I won’t be taking anything for granted again. The ability to spontaneously go to the cinema, taking a quick weekend trip away, going to a crowded bar or enjoying fun winter activities. All of these things will happen again and life will go on. In a few years time, we’ll look back on 2020 and breathe a sigh of relief that we got through it.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and found something valuable to take away from it. Let me know in the comments what things you think we should keep in mind during lockdown 2.0.

While you’re here don’t forget to subscribe to Beauty and the Bookshelves. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading.


  • Alice

    November 7, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    I agree with all of these! It can be easy to compare your situation to others, or wonder why you feel a certain way, but it’s a weird time for everyone and it’s okay to not really know, we just have to accept it ?

  • crystalsandcurls

    November 7, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    These are great tips! While i dont think you have to be productive in lockdown, i found it massively helpful to have a little morning routine so that i still felt like a functioning human haha xx

  • Chanelle

    November 7, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Very good advice! Sending lots of love to you and hopefully the lockdown will be over when it’s meant to be and there won’t need to be another one ­čÖé xx

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Prev Post Next Post
%d bloggers like this: