Sunday, 5 April 2020

Getting a good routine .....

One of the things that I think is important during this period of Covid19 lockdown is getting a good routine going... It helps to deal with what could be a very difficult time.

 By having a good daily routine it stops you having periods of boredom and gives you a basic blueprint to help fill your day.....
 We tend to rise at roughly the same time each day and following ablutions and breakfast I will normally complete one or two small tasks around the van..... Following coffee  for elevenses, if it's one of my riding days the next couple of hours will be riding the bike...

  I am riding the turbo only at the moment and using on line interactive training programmes....
 I know a lot of people don't like riding turbos or static bikes but I have to admit I actually quite enjoy it.
 I find it much easier to focus my training on certain areas of my cycling in a way that isn't so easily possible when out on the road......

 Following the bike ride and a shower it's then time for lunch. Following lunch I then give myself a couple of hours to complete some more tasks such as cleaning one of the cars or now and again the caravan...
 Then on days when I haven't ridden the bike I will go out for a short walk and when I return it will be time for afternoon tea and a slice of cake....

 I will then spend an hour or two on the computer catching up on the various blogs and vlogs that I follow. It will then be getting on for time for our evening meal and settle down for some reading or TV for the evening...

Both Anne and I find that by having a basic plan for the day it enables us to deal with this lockdown in a more positive way .....

I have included below some snapshots of one of our regular walks along which we hardly meet anyone at all.......

I hope everyone that checks into this blog is coping with the major changes to our lives that we are all having to deal with through these difficult times.
 Keep well and keep safe .....




7 comments:

Michael said...

It has been a while since last I check in here - good to see you are doing well with the constraints we live with now. Cheers.

Dave said...

A routine is important and I think that we retirees have the edge here, as we are used to some sort of routine. Younger people sometimes find it harder to cope with the lock down. I still get out for my hourly stint on the bike. Have you managed to put the awning up this year.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@Michael
Thanks for dropping by at the blog Michael. Pleased to hear from you... Keep well..keep safe.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@Dave
I think that you are right about retirees in general managing routine better than the younger generation because our lives are more dominated by routine anyway.

We are hoping to put our awning up soon but we want to move on to a different pitch that is more level and better suited to an awning than our current one. We should be doing this sometime over the next few weeks.

GreenComotion said...

God Speed, Trevor.
Be well.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@GreenComotion
Thanks Chandra...You keep safe and well..

Steve A said...

I've heard that people who retire younger live longer than those that retire at an older age. Perhaps that is because they have more opportunity to establish a post-retirement routine when they are more robust.

I typically leave the house at dawn to get my coffee, then do grocery shopping, then come home, with a library visit in the afternoon. Covid-19 has disprupted those later steps, but our dog has graciously offered to help fill the gap. He has also offered to return thrown balls if I'm unable to go to the library in the afternoon. I also expect to paint the house exterior this summer, now that the laundry room remodel is done.

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