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How I am Recovering from Covid and how I rely on Basic Routines and Pottering!

Updated: Jun 25, 2022



I am recovering from COVID 19 and it’s taking much longer than I thought and hoped it would. After spending 5 days in bed and napping for a further 5 days I am still far from ready to begin again with my usual daily routines.


So I am working with what I can.


When I get up, which could be anytime at the moment, I make my bed and go and have breakfast.

Nothing too taxing there!



I then try and assess what my energy level is. I have found that I have more energy in the morning and my mind is clearer - I do seen to be suffering with the feeling that my head has been stuffed with cotton wool as the day wears on!



After breakfast I try to do some pottering downstairs. I have found having a slow potter gets things done, without the speed but with a lot less stress than trying to tick off my to do list in any particular order.


I can sort the dishwasher, put on a load of washing and have a tidy round without too much effort.



And how I thank Young Linda J for decluttering and organising our home in the past!

Because, although a potter around is no deep clean, at least I can be sure that I am not having to step over and around piles of random stuff or get a stress headache from being surrounded by belongings and clutter.


I know my home is not ‘perfect’, my daughter still has boxes in the hall and on the landing from when she moved back home - into one room from a full house. And my sons are both 21 with small box rooms and inevitably overflow out into other parts of the house. BUT if I can keep some sort of system for the main traffic areas of the home I can keep my sanity!



One of the most frustrating things about my experience with COVID is how my brain has been affected! I can sit gazing at my laptop for ages and not produce a single coherent word or do anything creative at all. At least I can still do lists! I have a shocking number of lists of ideas developing!



In my ‘productive’ hours (!) I am working on creating a few new products. I am writing a book taking you from goal setting to maintaining your home via decluttering and organising. I am creating another journal - the content is evolving for this (!), and I am developing a planner which, at the very front, will have your pared down, basic routine list - this is what will keep you going when you're feeling under par.


As I am not feeling brilliant, this is a short DOCC Blog so I am attaching links to previous blogs which you might find useful.


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A link to my DOCC Blog about the Meal inventory planner: https://www.lindajharper.com/post/how-can-meal-planning-lead-to-better-things


I have created a Declutter Journal and a little book called 'creating habits - reaching goals' you will find them both here : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linda-J-Harper/e/B0917SJ324/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1


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