Lockdown habits I want to keep
After 18 months of restrictions and lockdowns and anxiety, it's starting to feel like we're starting to get back to a bit of normality (even though somehow it's already autumn). And no matter how the last year and a half has been for us, we're changed, the world has changed, and it's hard to imagine life going back to how it was before.
And while I am so so so glad things are getting back to normal, there are a few things I did during lockdown - to entertain me, to calm me, to help me to cope, that I actually want to carry on doing.
Here are some of my lockdown habits I want to keep:
Washing my hair less
Walking the dog together
Going on walks
At the height of the pandemic there was no way I was nipping to the shops because I'd run out of carrots or didn't have coriander for the meal I was making. Fortunately, I keep a pretty well-stocked pantry (and by well-stocked I mean, I basically never run out of anything because I replace it as soon as it starts getting low) and I wrote a list of all the recipes I could make without needing to leave the house. Some of these are already based around things I already have in, or other involves some slight tweaks like swapping fresh veg for frozen or stripping out a recipe to cut down on a few ingredients and I still use this list all the time when I want a last-minute meal or don't want to do a big shop.
Having a skincare routine
I know some people who are super into skincare and that's awesome, but for me, I just need a basic routine I can stick to. And during lockdown, thanks to my sister-in-law buying me a copy of Skincare by Caroline Hiron, I got myself a little routine. It doesn't have too many steps, everything costs under a tenner and the most important part is I actually like doing it.