I thought it would be interesting to share with you what a typical day in my life during this lockdown looks like. It’s not like I do something fancy though. Maybe I’m even here to console people who feel like they are not sticking to their usual routine. I’ also far from mine.
You would expect that I have a morning, day, and night routine right! Sorry to disappoint you, we lost a sense of time in my house since this lockdown began. Lmao
I sleep very late but still wake up as early as possible. Most times earlier than every other person in my house. Wondering what keeps me up? Nah, it’s not boy or Instagram. Most times I have to prepare the blog post that’ll be going up the next day, decide on what posts will go on Instagram, and write a to-do list for the next day.
We all wake up early actually but nobody wants to stand up first until dad rings the bell for morning prayer. Just so you know, that bell is so annoying; I now hear the bell even when it is not ringing. Crazy right? Did you know that my dad takes forever when he leads morning prayer? Only a child in my house can explain what it feels like. Sigh So in order not to let daddy do it, we the children always struggle to lead, we sometimes come together in order to agree on who will lead among us. I think he found out why we always want to do it though. Hehehe
Well, the earliest time we start our morning devotion is 10am (I often do mine before then). It spans into noon most times so you know. You guessed right, yeah daddy is always in charge those days. I always stand up before the morning prayer but I don’t leave my room, same as my siblings. It’s always as if there’s a competition whereby we wait for the first person to come out because once someone is out the others will follow. If I had not scheduled my posts, I’ll have to stand up to publish and make publicity about my new blog post on my social media platforms. I always finish just in time for the morning devotion, it is always as if they are working with my time. lol.
After the morning devotion begins the struggle of what to eat. My mum goes, Opeyemi you are the eldest at home for now so you should be able to decide what we’ll eat. After many back and forth, usually from my sister because she’s so picky with food (I don’t think I know any person as picky as she is, I don’t know if you can relate)we then decide what to eat. The time is already past 1 by then. Ikr! My dad likes it though, it helps us to manage the food in the house. Lol… He feels we are consuming too much of his food. In order news, I eat my supposed breakfast around 1:30/2:00.
After breakfast/lunch, I come right back upstairs to sit with my laptop/phone after all the shouting from m sister and brothers to stay downstairs with them. You might be asking what for, don’t mind them it is usually to watch African magic Yoruba and nickelodeon which is now their new hobby. Most times I sit with my laptop all day working until it is time for dinner. Let me mention that my mum and sister afford me time to work, they don’t disturb me to cook dinner. Nice right, the only time I hear my name is when the food is ready. I know, they are the best!
The question now is, what do I do from after lunch till dinner time?
- I check how my blog is doing
- Check Instagram to engage posts and also reply to those who engage my posts (Follow me Pls)
- I try (hard) to read: I have 2 books I’m reading consecutively. A chapter of each every day
- Decide on what blog post is going up the next day (I find it hard to stick to my content calendar)
- Do some private work for the organization I work with
- Research about things
- Reply to my WhatsApp messages
- Play candy crush
- Take a music break (you should see me dancing this time)
- Watch a movie to calm my nerves (not every time o)
- Start writing the next blog post
And any other thing that comes in between…
Let me not forget to mention that I’ve been listening to a lot of music during this period too. A typical day in my life without music is maybe not a good day. There’s this soothing effect music gives me whenever I get anxious or my head gets blocked. Let me share some of the songs on my playlist with you.
- Oceans Hillsong
- Imole de Dunsi Oyekan
- Duduke Simi
- Boo of the Booless Chike
- You Say Lauren Daigle
- What a beautiful name Hillsong
- I’m in love Patoranking
- Nobody Dj Neptune, Joeboy, Mr Eazi
- My Worship Phil Thompson
Truth is I was part of those people that wanted to be intentional about learning something during this lockdown. Do you want to know how that is going? Not going well. It’s been difficult keeping up with my to-do list talk more about taking online courses. I want you to know that it is okay if you’ve not been able to do those things you thought you will do. There’s still time, don’t rush slow touch (Bop Daddy vibes)Lol
I hope you enjoyed my unsolicited gist! Now that I shared what a typical day in my life looks like, how is yours during this lockdown? Do you share the same routine as mine? Share with me in the comment section. Do well to like, share, and also subscribe to my newsletter.