8 Things I Have Been More Grateful For

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It can be hard to see the silver linings when you're in the middle of a pandemic. Being furloughed, I have been given the perfect opportunity to reflect on myself. I have seen a lot of things change, some better than others, and it has made me realise how lucky I am. Here is a list of 8 things I have become more grateful for. These are things you should consider too, and show gratitude towards! 

Technology

 

I don't know what I would have done without technology over the last few weeks. I have realised just how amazing it is. It connects me to my family, it allows me to order shopping, it enables me to learn, and it keeps me entertained. Homeworking life wouldn't have been possible without technology, and I wouldn't have been able to last this long without video chatting my friends. I am very grateful for technology and, previously, it was something I took for granted. Technology makes us such a big part of our lives. It has allowed me to continue to make money while learning new skills that will help me to make more!

Family & Friends


I have developed a deeper love for the people around me. It is one of those scenarios where you don't realise how much you love and need someone until they aren't there! I am so grateful for everything they have done for more and for having the opportunity to reconnect with some. There are some people I have realised I don't need. They are the ones that haven't messaged me or cared how I have felt. It has given me the chance to reevaluate where I am in relationships, and form stronger bonds with the people I need.

Blogging 


Blogging has become a massive part of my life recently. It has helped me keep busy, allowed me to meet some amazing people and I've had some great opportunities from it! I am lucky to be part of such a friendly community. Blogging is something that I really enjoy, and I am grateful for how far I have come. It is also an amazing source of entertainment, there are so many amazing blogs to read! Blogging has allowed me to quit my job and work from the comfort of my own home as well! I have been using courses to grow my traffic and make more sales. Here are some of my favourite courses!

Pinterest Perfect eBook - It has helped me to gain 20% of my traffic from Pinterest, in a few weeks! This number is always increasing. I am now on around 200k unique Pinterest viewers a month!

Social Media Bundle - If you're looking to grow your Instagram, this is the bundle for you! There are tips on how to use hashtags and gain traffic from social media! It's a really helpful bundle!

Education 


I never thought I would miss school. I miss having a routine, seeing my friends and learning new things. I am grateful for the last 2 years of sixth form and for all the knowledge I learnt. I am also grateful for the teachers who are supporting my study currently! I think it is crazy how I have officially finished school forever!

My Job 


I am grateful that I have the opportunity for furlough pay and for having a job to go back to. It is nice to know that despite not working, I have still get £15 a week. It isn't a lot, but it is something. I miss my co-workers and having something to do at the weekend. Work has also provided me with at-home exams. I now have a food hygiene certificate. I am also healthy & safety and food safety qualified! 

Date Nights 


I miss date nights immensely, and I will never take them for granted again. I miss going on adventures and exploring with my boyfriend. I also am grateful for all the things we have been up to like seeing The 1975 at the O2. I am also excited about all the things we will be able to do once this is over. I am also grateful for all the times I have spent with my girls as those are times I will always cherish. 

The Community


The community has been amazing in this time. I have witnessed people clapping, honking horns and blowing whistles, every Thursday, which is such a beautiful sight. I have seen amazon wishlists fly around twitter. I have seen budding cooks making meals for high-risk people and people posting. Despite everything that has been going on, it is a beautiful time and has bought the community together immensely. I am grateful that everyone is helping each other out.

My Garden


I have found peace by sitting in my garden. It is a place I don't usually sit, so this has been a great opportunity for me. I love sitting in the heat and being around nature. It is oddly calming and is good to get some fresh air.  

I have realised that everything is important and that I need to be grateful for the things I have in life. What things are you grateful for? I would love to hear your thoughts! 



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9 comments

  1. Ya, I know that I have been missing a lot of stuff myself. An cant wait to having the ability to get back to the times I miss doing.

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  2. Such a great post. This situation really makes you take a step back and realize how grateful you are for everything and how you miss a lot of things you once took for granted!

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  3. Great post! I've picked up blogging too while in lockdown. I've always wanted to make a living with it and since I can't work this was to perfect time to start!

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  4. I'm the same! I'm missing uni a lot, especially since it's my final year and it's just over you really take things for granted when you just do them every day

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  5. I have loved blogging and gardening whilst self-isolating. The community I find among my friends online and over the phone always makes me smile as wide as the fresh air and green budding outside my window.

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  6. Firstly, oh my goodness, thank you so much for the shout out, I'm so thrilled that my gardening posts are something you enjoy! I think your list of things to be grateful for are spot on: family and friends (and community) is something I've been focusing on more recently and it's great to have the time to do so. Lovely list! Lisa x

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  7. This is a lovely post. Finding what we're grateful for is so important right now and it's great you're able to reflect on what is working for you - such as blogging - and what you'll enjoy the most once things are easier. Lovely post!

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  8. This is a great post, I have no idea how I missed it but thank you so so much for the shout out, I'm glad you enjoy my blog! Yours is great too. It's lovely to have time to reflect on what we are grateful for!

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  9. Nice post. There are a lot of things that we should be grateful for despite what's going on around us. I'm definitely grateful to be healthy and spend time with my family.

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