Did you do all the things you had planned to do during lockdown?

Today feels like independence day in many parts of the UK. Restaurants and bars can now open, hotels, holiday resorts and caravan parks can operate. Most people can return to work.

It makes me think of all those things we thought we’d do during the lockdown.

I know I had a list as long as my arm – books to read, courses to take, ideas to research, decluttering projects, gardening. I didn’t do a quarter of those things.

I used to blame my inertia on lack of time. We can all safely delete that excuse. Having no time was the least of most of our problems.

During this time, I watched (and chatted with) my neighbour as he single-handedly built a large den. I saw the decking go in, I saw the wood panels, the insulation, the roofing, the plastering… Now, it’s like a separate house in his back garden.

As for me, I just didn’t. I didn’t want to. I just followed the days and did what felt necessary, fulfilling and fun. For me, that included decluttering and rearranging my house as well as polishing off box sets and watching tik-toks with my daughters. I feel good about that.

What have I learned from this?
Nothing stops us from doing the things we really want to do. If it is within our power to, we can get them done. We don’t need a 3-month lockdown; just need a clear mind and a desire to achieve that task.

As lockdown draws to a close, I’m taking a look at my list and continuing. It is my desire to achieve the goals I have set for myself and I will have what I’ve decided that I want.


Are you looking at your to-do list, unsure where to start? There is no magic pill to give you the motivation to clear all your tasks. I encourage you to make a decision to get moving.

Pick one thing – the easiest maybe – and start. It doesn’t matter what you choose to start with. Just go ahead and make a start.


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