I saw an Instagram story recently about ways to cope in lockdown, it simply mentioned crying and that yoga didn’t work for them. Which made me think, why do people recommend yoga for bloody everything? Now, if you enjoy it good for you. But if it doesnt?
So I came up with alternative ways to deal with lockdown* – you’re welcome.
Take screaming breaks
Feeling overwhelmed? People getting on your nerves. Grab that pillow and scream your heart out.
God knows I’ve been wanting to do it recently, particularly when a certain internet provider goes down and the internet is one of the few ways you can contact the people you love. 🙃
Create your own drinking game
Number of times you internet goes down in a day? Number of lies Trump tells in a day? Number of days you’re in lockdown? The possibilities are endless.
Mine is called drink Gin at the end of each day to take the edge off.
See how long you can stay in bed over a weekend
Snacks, way of entertaining yourself, phone. You’re all set for this kind of marathon. The only thing that may let you down is how many time you need the loo…
Learn 90s and 00s dance routines
Now is the time to perfect your routines. YouTube is your friend, but you *might* want to think before you put them on TikTok.
Cry – just bloody cry
Let it rip. I tried not to for a week, kept it down and well, you can imagine how well that worked.
We’re living through such weird and unpredictable times right now, if you need to cry do it. Plus points if your cry face is like Kim Kardashian’s because THAT is a real cry face.**
Get lost in a fantasy world and pretend you live there now
Preferably not one where a virus is taking over the planet, those aren’t great right now BUT fall into some great fantasy books.
Yes, yes you can go and climb into the familiar world of Harry Potter, that is more than a little bit allowed.
Do what you need to do
Ok the final one and the one I want to scream. There is no one way to get through this. Some people (the lucky bastards) are really incline to get fit and healthy, do a lot of exercise and get those endorphins going. My brain doesn’t work that way and wants stacks of chocolate.
Who am I to tell you what you should be doing, I don’t know you or your life and nor does anyone else writing lists about becoming our best self. You do you.
Any more you’d like to add? Let me know below.
*yes this is a joke and it’s satire, don’t @ me. I want to make people laugh.
**I love KUWTK and, by extension, Kim.
2 thoughts on “Livin’ The Vida Lockdown: Day Thirty-Five – Alternative Ways To Cope”
All good ones!
I’m not technically in lockdown, as I am needed to go work – but the amount of times i’ve felt like bursting crying is ridiculous 😪 It was hard to keep them down when faced to our worst shooting in canada last week (23deads.. one policewoman included); FINALLY I shed a crazy amount of tears reading geekerella 🙈 so hopefully I shall be good now.
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I’m so sorry about what happened in Canada, absolutely awful.
I’m definitely a fan of a good cry!
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