Here in England, as of Tuesday 5th 2021, we are under another full lockdown, the third since March 2020 and nominally called Tier 5.
There is some clarity now in that – the rules are the same for all; checking on the practicalities is worthwhile, doom scrolling – continuously checking for the latest negative article – is not.
You have probably read by now many articles on how to survive the lockdown, focusing on your self care, rediscovering that you are a human being rather than a human doing, though I would argue these are important at all times, especially if you are HSP.
This time there’s the cold weather and less daylight to add into the mix.
Exercising is good for you at any time; in lockdown it gives you a valid excuse to be outside in nature, rather than on a cycle trainer in your garage, or doing Zoom pilates in your lounge. You don’t have to do full forest bathing, Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴), taking in the local phytoncides; a walk in your local park with your dog should do it.
Staying connected, as ever, is important, yet more difficult with social distancing, but not impossible.
Having a daily routine including taking breaks and preparing for sleep, plus monitoring your diet along with caffeine and alcohol intake are important.
And I’ve not even mentioned ‘homeschooling’ your kids…….
Or having time for yourself, perhaps in a “crowded” home space.
In this blog I wish to focus on what works for me: humour and music; so here I’ve tried to create a bit of both, albeit the humour is of the more dark variety.
This is a purely personal compilation, nothing more.
I hope the tracks give you something new to search for on Spotify or iTunes.
Lockdown “Blues” playlist
Can’t stop this thing we started – Bryan Adams
It’s the end of the world as we know it – REM (too obvious, I know)
Don’t let it break your heart – Coldplay
Brace yourself – Howie Day
Don’t panic – Coldplay
Os idioter – Ulige Numre
Lost in the supermarket – The Clash
Can’t get this stuff no more – Van Halen
I predict a riot – Kaiser Chiefs
School’s out – Alice Cooper
Teach your Children – Crosby, Stills & Nash
No more party’s – Little Steven
Don’t dream it’s over – Crowded House
Libertà (freedom) – Arielle Dombasle
No Freedom – Dido
Uprising – Muse
The sound of silence – Simon & Garfunkel
Another one bites the dust – Queen
Time out from the world – Goldfrapp
One of those days in England – Roy Harper
Mind Games – Haevn
Sitting, waiting, wishing – Jack Johnson
Endeløst (endless) – Rasmus Walter
Purple Haze – Jimmy Hendrix
The way I feel – Keane
Money changes everything – Cindi Lauper
Jeg Har Ikke Lyst Til At Dø (I don’t want to die) – De eneste to
Signs of Life – Pink Floyd
Vivo morto (alive dead) – Ligabue
I’m a believer – The Monkees
Don’t give up – Peter Gabriel
Something better change – The Stranglers
Hjerterstarter (defibrillator) – Nephew
Working’ them angels – Rush
I wanna live – The Ramones
No surrender – SLF
Alright – Jain
Antidote – The Hives
Love will keep us alive – The Scorpions
Moving to Bohemia – Geddy Lee
Until the end of the world – U2
Living in another world – Talk Talk
When I reached the moon – Morten Harket
Jupiter calling – Leningrad Cowboys
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