Sunday 26th April 2020
“Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.” – Elbert Hubbard￼￼
I began self-isolation on Friday 13th March, and on Saturday 14th March I formulated a new mindset, I developed the practice of wearing PJs during the day, the ones that didn’t look like PJs.
When I heard others mention they too were slobbing around in PJs I was indignant, Meee… Slobbing around? I don’t slob around, and as smart as my PJs were I began to realise I wasn’t keeping up standards; after all, my son’s favourite TV character wasn’t Hyacinth Bouquet (Bucket) for nothing! So, I gave up that habit, and now I am properly dressed!
On Tuesday my favourite hour was shopping online at M&S, and on Wednesday several ‘Stay-at-Home’ outfits arrived! I don’t quite meet the floral standards of Mrs Bouquet, but smart casual is fine by me!
Having established a new daily deadline to complete the chores and blog writing, my daily habits have changed considerably.
Swapping my main meal of the day to lunchtime, leaves late afternoon and early evening free, I can satisfy my new daily habit, which is watching the Coronavirus news updates, followed by the government’s daily briefing.
My evening habits have changed too. My usual relaxing soak in my musk scented bubble bath now take place immediately after the six o’clock news. After which, I make a sandwich or cheese and biscuits and fill my wine decanter. Yes, I’ve slipped back into having a couple of glasses of wine in the evenings, no longer do I save this indulgence for the weekend. New habits can be immensely satisfying!
Editorial Comment: Hyacinth Bucket, prononced Bouquet (so she said!) was a British 1990’s sitcom character in the sitcom ‘Keeping Up Appearances’.
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