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Positive thoughts from Lockdown #2



Week 2 of Lockdown for the UK, and Week 2 of my Positive Thoughts.


I hope you find these inspiring and motivating, to help you keep going at this challenging time.


I'd love to hear from you!


kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk.



1. ✴️ WILL YOU GET DRESSED TODAY? ✴️


“They say” that you SHOULD get dressed properly when you’re working from home.


It makes you feel more business-like, apparently...


I’ve noticed my sartorial choices have shifted slightly after 2 weeks in lockdown.


I still wear tops that look professional over Zoom (I coached online before this).


However, they’re more likely to be paired with leggings than trousers - to fit in some Cosmic Kids yoga, trampolining, or gardening during the home schooling day...


BUT I did decide (a week in) that I would put mascara and perfume on every day - even if only my husband and daughter would see me.


And I now have to add a new accessory - a “Rosie The Riveter” style headscarf, to cover my increasingly scary roots.


(Believe it or not, this rather unnatural blonde is not my own...)


And the reason I do this? 🤔


Because they make me feel better.


More normal.


More “together”.


🌟So don’t listen to the “shoulds” of other people about what to wear while WFH.


🌟You wear whatever makes you feel good.


🌟It’s a small thing, but it IS something you can choose to do, to support your positivity and resilience 💖



2. ✴️ THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS ✴️ ️


“Once this is all over, there’s going to be a surge in divorces.”


That’s one of the sayings going around at the moment.


And it’s true that this is a testing time for relationships:


❗️health scares

❗️money worries

❗️being thrown together ALL THE TIME with no escape...


(And although being alone has its own hardships, being unhappy in a relationship can be worse.)


But it’s also an opportunity for


🌟 teamwork

🌟 supporting each other

🌟 and investing time and emotional energy in each other’s wellbeing.


We need each other now more than ever - to cheer us up, share the burdens, and be a shoulder to lean on.


And not just in partner relationships - it’s also true within families, with friends, and with communities.


💖 So nurture and appreciate your supportive relationships


💖 they are what will get each of us through this.


It’s our anniversary today [31st March 2020].


And there’s no one I’d rather be in lockdown with... 😍


p.s. Disclaimer: photo taken before this situation wreaked havoc with my hair...