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Not the first post we had planned...

We thought it was probably time we posted our first blog, so here it goes…

Our initial post was going to be about our first holiday in Reggie. Our excitement and joy of being able to get away and all the stunning places we visited, stayed and the delicious food we ate.

But right now... it just didn’t feel right for that to be our first post.

So, on a very gloomy day, in the middle of a second national lockdown in November, we sit here reflecting on the summer months, our travels we have been on, and talk about our future plans. Where we want to go, what we want to see and experience, and when we want to do it all.

As the expression goes, the world is your oyster. However, in the midst of a pandemic and a national lockdown, this couldn’t feel further from the truth.

Will we be able to travel again this year? Probably not! Would we want to, the jury is out on this.

Lockdown 2.0 has thrown the UK into a standstill again, putting people’s lives on hold for another few weeks. Or has it?

Sure, the unknown of when we can spend time with family and friends again is on our minds. The thought of where we will spend Christmas Day is making us anxious, by not knowing whether it will be with family, or on our own. But really, we are the lucky ones to even have this as an option. For many, Christmas Day this year will be tough mentally and physically.

With so many reasons to be anxious, frustrated and even scared of what the next few weeks and months will hold for everyone, it easy to lose sight of your mental well-being and fall into an even deeper spiral of bad thoughts.

If your reading this and thinking, that’s me! Then you’re not alone!

Instead of pressing the pause button, Sarah & I are using this time to reflect on the positive things from this year, our personal achievements, and most importantly, plan for the future.

Taking the opportunity to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective is a fantastic way of understanding how you can be a better version of ourselves tomorrow, then we were today!

For many of us, we will never get another opportunity like this, so use your time wisely, talk to whoever you can, and don’t be afraid to ask anyone for help!

We are spending our down time trying to keep as fit and healthy as possible, exploring local parks, woodlands and gardens, and exercising whenever possible, while making sure we are only a phone call away from friends and family.

We are all in this together, and we will get through this together!

Stay Safe!

Alex & Sarah

#lockdown #mentalwellness #bettertogether #firstblog

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