Tips & Activities to do while WFH & Social Distancing
During the next few weeks or possibly longer a lot of us will have to shift our lives to this new norm of COVID-19/Coronavirus days. I’ve been working from home for 5 years now and being the homebody that I am, I have definitely learned a few tricks and tips that I find helpful to stay busy, sane and productive. I hope you guys find something helpful for you in this. Xx
TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME
- Get Up & Get Dressed – Get up, shower and get dressed as if you were going to a 9-5 outside the home.
- Breakfast – Make sure you start the day with a healthy but hardy meal for energy.
- Make Your Bed – I swear by this! There is something so nice and fresh about making your bed every morning. It makes me feel like I can take on the day and whatever it throws at me. It also makes me feel so grown up #Adulting
- Clean Work Space – Make sure your workspace is clean and clutter free. A clean workspace will help with productivity and will help you stay organized. A quiet and zen workspace also helps
- Hydrate – It’s always important to drink lots of water, but now it’s even more important than ever to stay hydrated and healthy.
- Work In Spurts – Make a list and divide your work hours however you see fit. I find it helpful to work on different tasks in intervals while taking small breaks throughout the task.
- Take A Lunch Break – Try to take a lunch break away from your workspace. Going to another room or even outside for quick break does wonders.
- Exercise &/or Meditate – Keep your body moving so you don’t become a lump on a long. YouTube is full of at home workout videos you can follow. There are plenty of podcast and meditation playlist to help you clear your mind and get focused.
- Text &/or Call – Working from home all day everyday can be hard. Stop and text/call/video chat a family member or friend.
#LOCKDOWN – THINGS TO DO AT HOME DURING QUARANTINE
Meditate – In these scary and uncertain times brings anxiety, stress and fear. Try to set aside 15-30 minutes to just clear your mind. There are plenty of podcast and meditation playlist to help you clear your mind and get focused.
Workout & Stay Active – Take a walk and get some fresh air. Just because we are social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a walk around the block. Keep your body moving so you don’t become a lump on a long. YouTube is full of at home workout videos you can follow.
Cook – I love to cook and I find it therapeutic to get in the kitchen and create some of my favorite dishes or discover a new recipe for a delicious meal. If you can’t cook, now is the time to learn. Plenty of amazing and healthy recipes out there for you and me to discover.
Spend Time With Your Family – I don’t know about you, but I always find myself saying I wish there were more hours in the day so I can spend more time with the family and get everything done. Well, now it seems like all we have is hours. Take advantage and use this time to bond with your family, do activities and or make silly Tik Tok videos.
Call A Friend – Everyone needs a bestie when it comes to the end of days lol JK but for real, it does feel a bit apocalyptic around here. Call your bestie, vent about the situation, talk through your fears, find some positivity in the chaos, laugh and drink lots and lots of wine!
Read A Book – I love reading books, but I find myself saying I wish I had more time to just sit down and relax with a good read. I have been on the go and busy for what seems like a decade. All we have is time now so pick up that book and finish what you have been putting off.
Catch Up On Your Shows & Movies – Let the binge watching begin. I’m personally so behind on so many shows and movie so I’m really excited to just enjoy the art of doing nothing and unwind with all my favorite shows and movies.
Self-Care – We hear a lot about self care these days, but what exactly is Self-Care? Self–care is any activity that we can do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self–care is key to improve your mood and reduce your anxiety. So read a book, take a bubble bath, do a face mask, have that glass of Rosé. Whatever floats your boat 🙂
Organize Your Home – Spring Cleaning is here and there is no better time than ever to get started on cleaning and organizing your home. Start with your closet, a good purge will always do you good. I promise! Donate what no longer works for you. Not only are you cleaning out your life and cleansing your space and energy, but you’re also helping people in need.
Home Projects – No better time than ever to start that home project you’ve been talking about for years. Redecorate, repair, clean out that junk drawer, hang that picture.. Whatever it is, just do it!
Help Others – So many ways we can help one another to get through these scary and uncertain times. Donate your time, money, clothes and or food to those in need. Whatever you can do and afford to help. Check on your elderly neighbors and make sure they have everything they need.
Work – In times like this I find it helpful to dive into work. It keeps me busy and takes my mind off of the current events. As a person who needs to know all the information and news as it comes in, it definitely helps to take breaks and keep my sanity by working.
Stay Inspired – Staying positive and inspired at a time like this can be hard. Try listening to music, journaling, cooking, working, painting, reading, ETC.. Whatever helps you keep that spark inside you alive.
Sleep – We as people sometimes have a hard time slowing down and relaxing. Try to use this time to catch up on those Zzzz you’ve been missing out on your whole life. Get comfortable with Relaxing because you deserve it. Binge your favorite shows and or bubble bath it up with vino. Whatever helps you get through these days and get you to a Zen level.
I know these are scary days and most of us are stressed TF out while still trying to wrap our heads around what’s really going on in the world. It seems like something out of a movie, but playing out in real life right before our eyes. It’s hard not to worry and panic about the unknown and many of us are worried about our family, jobs and the world. It’s ok and completely normal to feel these emotions, these are unprecedented times for our generation. I have to keep reminding myself that this too shall pass. I’m going to hold onto that and leave it up to GOD. In the meantime, I will continue to do my part by Social Distancing and I encourage you all to do the same. We are in this together and if everyone does the right thing for humanity by self quarantine and staying TF home we can flatten the curve. #AloneTogether #Don’tBeASpreader