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What routines have you got into during lockdown?

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C1239 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:12:25

Just that really, just wondering what routines people have got into during lockdown now we are 3 weeks in? What’s the best bits of your day? Anything you are enjoying that you didn’t think you would?

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LilacTree1 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:13:22

Routine! 😂

ivykaty44 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:17:32

Not worrying to much about time - other than alarms set for medication
Running then yoga then breakfast
Baking at some point, scones to go with soup, cake for coffee meet ups with friends digitally in the afternoon
Dd1 calls from US every morning but afternoon here

That’s about it

Ronnie27 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:19:21

Running 5k on my treadmill in my lunch break. I’d have to go out on visits and ming all afternoon if I did that in work. At home I can have a leisurely shower and sit around in my comfies with wet hair. grin

Crikey0000 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:20:51

Joe Wicks before work. Love it, really wakes me up.

Mapril Thu 16-Apr-20 20:21:31

Drinking by 3pm. Just kidding maybe

Three of us working from home, plus one child - we've managed to synchronise so we get to eat lunch together, which is nice.

Smarshian Thu 16-Apr-20 20:22:54

Drinking and crying a lot

hopefulhalf Thu 16-Apr-20 20:25:26

Walking round the park with 16 yo DS every morning ( would never had done that before).

wiltingflower Thu 16-Apr-20 20:28:50

Try to do a bit of the following everyday:
Duolingo to try and refresh all the french I've forgotten since school.
Reading.
Audiobooks.
Practicing mindfulness and being grateful (getting frustrated with family so fairly important!).

C1239 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:36:21

Great to hear these ideas 😄

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HoffiCoffi13 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:37:46

Cracking open the wine at 4pm to keep me sane with a 6 year old, a 4 year old and a 1 year old who doesn’t sleep and doesn’t nap!

Gin96 Thu 16-Apr-20 20:38:06

Love going for an hours walk with my dogs at 7am, I hardly see a soul, it’s so peaceful, you can hear nature sighing with relief from the fall in pollution. Online yoga or Pilates class at 9.30am it makes you feel in a better frame of mind for the day. Housework, lunch, see to my horse, cook dinner and tidy kitchen then flop on the sofa for the evening 😊

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 16-Apr-20 20:38:14

Coffee in bed when I wake up. PE with Joe at 9am. Walk with the DC after lunch. They're allowed their kindles after 4pm - because by then I really need a break from the constant chatter!

DobbyTheHouseElk Thu 16-Apr-20 20:38:48

PE with joe. Love him.

BeetrootRocks Thu 16-Apr-20 20:40:22

Getting too pissed every night
Working from home with a hangover and promising myself I won't do it again

Making sure the kids get at least an hour in the garden and daily walk (they are bigger)

DH has reduced shifts and has turned into a very competent housewife.

Ilikeanimalsmorethanpeople Thu 16-Apr-20 20:55:11

Over sleeping and being at least an hour late to work every day..technically I work flexi but hmm staring out of my garden window at the old ladies who meet and do not maintain social distancing. Continuously talk to and harass the cat...I really think he is starting to understand me grin

corlan Thu 16-Apr-20 21:01:07

Another one for PE with Joe. In normal times, I think would find Joe annoying, but It really touches me that he's doing the workout for kids every morning. I join in with the quizzes and chat back to him as I do the workout!

cookingmywaythroughlockdown Thu 16-Apr-20 22:21:09

I'm a nhs manager so basically go to work, wash hands all day whilst enacting massive service change, come home at varying times, have bath, collapse on sofa. It's a living grin

OxanaVorontsova Thu 16-Apr-20 22:25:54

eating and drinking too much
enjoying baking/cooking more often
exercising more often
Duolingo German
stalking supermarket delivery slots

Mummyshark2018 Thu 16-Apr-20 22:29:28

Weekdays- Work during day, a walk with dc and dog around 4pm then home and Tabata workout out the back. I'm determined to come out of this lockdown fitter and slimmer.

Beamur Thu 16-Apr-20 22:33:53

Sleeping in.
Feed cats.
Feed dog.
Clean litter tray.
Eat breakfast.
Potter about or work.
Lunch.
Clean a bit.
Bake a bit.
Do some gardening.
Walk the dog.
Potter about a bit more.
Laundry/ironing
Chat with DD
Gin and tonic
Watch Queer Eye grin

Bouledeneige Thu 16-Apr-20 22:35:20

Start work at 9am after tea and cereal.

Every Tuesday and Thursday have a team group chat on zoom.

Lunch at 1pm with my teenage DC who are having their breakfast. We then play board or card games.

Work till 5pm and then a long walk with my DD.

RedSoloCup Thu 16-Apr-20 22:36:28

Our routine

Up at 8 quickly walk dog

Kids breakfast and study from 9 (older kids)
Me and LO do joe wicks at 9 then we shower and I attempt to home school😮
Lunch then 30 min walk not optional for me and all kids plus dog
TV / screen time
Dinner
More TV
Wine 🍷
Bed

Haven't been up as early this week though as school holidays and I've read about 4 books since beginning of lockdown and drank 54 bottles of wine sort of joke 😂

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 16-Apr-20 22:40:05

I'm still working, albeit from home, but we've taken to a loose version of:-

Kids and us wake at 7.30, kids watch tv while we have a brew in bed.
8.30 I shower and dress for "work" and tuck myself in the office, dh does breakfast for us all
9-11.30 I work, dh does activities/schoolwork with dc
11.30-1 We all stop and relax together, tv, lunch etc.
1-4 I work, dh does stuff with dc/housework and takes them out for at least 1.5 hr walk
4-5 kids tv, I work, dh relaxes
5-6 I chill with the kids, dh goes and has some time to himself
6-7 dinner
7- Kids in bed, dh and I have a wine and do the Jimmy Carr daily quiz grin

I fucking love it!!

NinetyNineRedBalloonsGoBy Thu 16-Apr-20 22:40:11

Up / breakfast at 8
Joe Wicks at 9 then shower
Walk dog with dc at 10
Attempt to home school / I attempt to work 11-12
Lunch
DC do anything non-screen / I attempt to work 1-4pm
4-6: kids on screens, I get work done finally
6: dinner
Evening: TV, read, audiobook, bed

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