Monday 18 May 2020

Things That Have Kept Me Happy in Lockdown

I like to think of myself as a positive person; I try to stay upbeat as much as I can, and with all that’s going on in the world, I, like everyone else, have found that a struggle some days, but there are things that are making sure I’m staying my usual happy self as much as is possible. So I thought I’d share a couple of these things with you, and I hope that they make you feel a little bit of happiness in this difficult time.

We all knew this was going to feature on here, let’s be honest. By far the thing that has kept me the most upbeat is Disney+, even if I do cry at most of the shows on there. Disney has been my happy little bubble almost my whole life, so naturally it’s getting me through lockdown too, and also making me excited for when we can all finally return to the magic.

Animal Crossing
Yes, I know, another one that will shock no one. It’s fair to say that Animal Crossing has been the dominant force in most people’s days recently, and I am no different. I love how relaxing it is, and, as someone who is a huge fan of escapism, this has been perfect for me.

Before I was furloughed (which was only 2 weeks ago) I was in a huge reading slump, the library had closed and I only had 2 physical books to read. Then someone told me about BorrowBox, and now I’m reading more than I have done in ages.

Ok so I’m also in a bit of a creativity slump. But I am slowly getting there, doing a lot of planning, but I have also loved seeing the ways that everyone else has been being creative. It has been wonderful to see, and I hope it continues long after this is all over.

Yes, a kpop group. I have had a strange relationship with music in the past few years. I went through something pretty personal and went off most music because of this, and so discovering something new to me was a breath of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, I still like all kinds of music, but it has been really nice for me to hear music that, to me, is unashamedly hyper feminine and upbeat. I know it’s not “cool” to like kpop or whatever, but I just like songs that make me feel happy ok?!

This needs no explanation.

So there are some of the things that have kept me feeling happy during lockdown. I hope you are all ok and staying safe.


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