How I Am Staying Sane During Quarantine

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that self-isolation is mind-numbingly boring and yes I know, boredom is the least of our problems right now.  But if you are like me and struggle keeping your spirits up when you have nothing to do then I hope this post helps you a little. Okay so I am going to brutally honest I am spending my Saturday with full glam makeup on just to have a laptop day with Harry. And are we drinking at 3pm? Yes. I am literally tipsy writing this post – will I edit this bit out who knows? Please tell me we are not the only ones combatting self-isolation with copious amounts of alcohol. Right, onto the blog post with tips that don’t involve afternoon drinking.

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Write a to-do list
I am quite lucky that I am able to work from home during the week, so I only really need to occupy myself on the weekend. I bloody love writing a list, I tend to be more productive when I have a list to follow and please tell me I’m not on my own when I say ticking things off is so satisfying? It is so easy to sit in front of the TV for 15 hours a day and binge Netflix, BUT we need to stay busy and look after our minds, so plan your day out and complete all the little jobs you have been putting off.

Find a new hobby
Let’s be real, I definitely do not win the award of the most consistent blogger. But since isolating I feel so motivated to work on new content and for those who don’t have a hobby, do a bit of googling and discover something new. Read a book, download a new game, learn how to play an instrument, bake a cake, learn a new language. Especially if you are currently out of work, it is important to do things that give you a sense of achievement.

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Have a spring clean
Our flat has never looked so clean and organised – I think I have re-arranged our kitchen cupboards about five times now. Me and Harry (mainly Harry) have recently had a big clear out of clutter and DVD’s that were just collecting dust, and it’s now sat in a big pile for the charity shop. I am no Mrs Hinch, but this week I have cleaned every inch of the flat – what a good housewife I know. It’s mad how dirty taps, windows, fridges can get but you just ignore it. I have also had a digital clean, and by that I mean I have cleared my inbox of irrelevant emails, unsubscribed from YouTubers that I no longer watch, uninstalled apps I never use and delete peoples numbers from my contact list.

Dedicate a day to self-care
Having self-care days are my absolute favourite, especially if I am feeling a bit under the weather. Throughout self-isolation, I think I have only worn makeup twice but on those two days, I have felt so much happier and not as sluggish. I am now making sure that on the weekends I dedicate time to pamper myself by having a bath, paint my nails, do my makeup and wear something that isn’t joggers and a jumper. It somehow gives me the illusion that life is sort-of normal and also reminds Harry that I can actually look good and not a frizzy-haired mess all the time.

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Get that vitamin D
I cannot stress enough how important it is to make the most out of your government-approved walk or if you don’t want to go out, spend the afternoon in your garden. Getting some fresh air always makes me feel so much calmer and motivated to achieve more. The weather has been very kind to us recently so I am keeping the windows open as much as possible and it is so refreshing. Hearing the birds tweeting, people talking, cars driving past makes me feel less alone.

Have an indoor date
I am quite lucky to have Harry to isolate with as I know a lot of couples are struggling with the distance. As I said earlier on in this post, throughout the week we are chilling in loungewear, but we have dedicated a day to dress up nicely and have a date day. It seems silly wearing something glam when there is no-where to go, but having something special for dinner, a few drinks and a game of cards is such a good way of recreating a pub date. If you don’t live with your partner, then why not have a date over Facetime?

What have you been doing to keep yourself busy? I hope you all enjoyed this post and you are staying safe.

Until next week,

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17 thoughts on “How I Am Staying Sane During Quarantine

  1. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    Aw I love this Chloe, and so happy you’re able to work from home! That’s great news! & I am so with you on the to do lists! I LOVE them! Haha I write a to do list pretty much every night, even though I don’t always check it the following day, it gives me some guidance so I know what I’m doing- and I only have to check when I’m whizzing through what I have to do 😍 love it!!!

    And girl- drink away (but stay safe please)! A glass of wine or two at 3pm is totally okay during these times – after all it’s 5 o clock somewhere right? Believe it or not though I actually haven’t had any alcohol since lockdown!! I only drink on social occassions like if I’m going out for dinner or to the pub! I don’t really drink a lot at home!! But as long as you’re safe, that’s all that matters ❤️❤️

    I’m so excited to see the content you have planned! Go girl!

    Thanks for the reminder on self care days, I need to pencil one of those in 😍 I think Easter Sunday! 😍

    And yes to Vitamin D! How lucky have we been with the weather lately? It’s perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful tips Chloe! They’re so helpful!

    Stay safe beauty ❤️

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    • chloeburford says:

      OH MY, you always put so much effort and love into everything you do and never fail to leave such a thoughtful comment. Thank you for being you and never change!!!

      It is such a relief to be able to work from home and keep busy during the week. My other half isn’t working at the moment and he’s struggling so hard with the boredom and not feeling productive.

      It is bonkers how much we are drinking at the moment, but I know we arent the only ones haha! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere is the quote I am living my life by at the moment hahaha!!

      Lets be honest, it is so rare that we get blessed with sunshine so I am grateful, I just wish we had a garden!!

      I am so thrilled you enjoyed this post and I am so grateful for the lovely comment, thank you so much sweetie. You really are so kind!! Sending lots of love your way and stay safe! xxxx

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  2. Chanelle says:

    Aww sorry to hear you’ve been struggling with boredom a bit lovely, at least you’ve got some work to distract yourself and you’re not isolating alone, it must be tough for couples who don’t live together, one benefit of being single haha 😛 getting outside does wonders, I’ll admit I haven’t had much time outdoors over the past couple of weeks and really should. The Anna Edit has a great blog post all about isolation activities and there’s even a pub quiz x

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting lovely, it means the absolute world to me – you are always so supportive. Coronavirus has been such a scary thing we have all had to go through, I truly hope that things will look up soon. Oh I should definitely go and check out The Anna Edit, you can’t beat a pub quiz!xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Oh I am so jealous you have a switch, I want one so bad!!! Animal crossing used to be my favourite when I had a Nintendo DS. Thank you for reading and commenting lovely, I hope you stay safe also xxx

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  3. Mackenzie says:

    Girl, AMEN to the lists!!! Writing lists is what keeps me goin’! Without them, I am not productive. Also side note- your outfit is super cute, I love those pants! I have to schedule a self care day one of these days. Walks have been our saving grace through this whole quarantine too. Last night we dressed up to have a night-in date-night too- it was so much fun and really did feel different than the other days of the week. Thanks for sharing, love!!

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    • chloeburford says:

      Lists are such a lifesaver arent they?! At work I have a notebook dedicated for lists!! Thank you so much, the pants are so comfy yet gives me the illusion I am dressed up when really they feel like pjs! Oh your date night sounds so cute, dressing up fancy with your other half is so amazing and brings a little bit of normal back into your life! I hope you are well, thank you so much for reading gorgeous xxx

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  4. Hannah says:

    It sounds like you are being quite productive – I am very impressed! I feel like it has gone either one of two ways: you are super productive or you are super lazy, I feel like I am definitely the latter at the moment. And yes, the intake of alcohol has definitely increased since the lock-down, Pimm’s is the perfect way to enjoy all this warm weather we have been having. xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      I promise you that I am not always this productive, I have noticed that if I sleep in late I tend to have a lazy day. This weather is so beer garden weather! Thank you so much for being so supportive as always lovely – I hope you are well xxx

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      • Hannah says:

        I definitely need to start getting up earlier in the mornings! Got up at 11 am this morning and it is already 8 pm and I feel like I have achieved nothing. xx

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  5. Chloe Luna says:

    Love this !! Sorry to here you’ve been feeling a bit bored (you’re definitely not alone in that!) but seems like you’ve also been being really productive too which is great! I loooove writing lists, I have lists absolutely everywhere around my room because I’m always making them hahaha, it’s like therapy for me – so much easier when you can see everything laid out in front of you !! Hope you’re doing well lovely xxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Aw thank you my lovely – it has certainly been a tricky time, especially with the anxiety and uncertainty of everything. To do lists are my favourite and defo make me more productive (even if a day of Netflix is very tempting). I hope you are well also honey and staying safe. Thank you for commenting!xxxx

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  6. Amelia in Hull says:

    Ahhh all these are such good ideas! I’ve been meaning to write a to do list and I think I might start doing that each day just so I know what I need to be doing. I get very easily distracted unfortunately 😂 I love the idea of having time for self care too. Me and my sister have been having some pamper nights where we do each other’s hair and nails, do face masks and watch TV and they are so much fun and a good way of destressing. Hope you are doing well at the moment ❤❤

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much for your support and commenting such sweet things honey! Self care days are my absolute favourite days and just what we all need right now. You and your sisters pamper evenings sound like so much fun, I hope you are doing well and staying safe lovely xxxx

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