What is up, everyone?! Quarantine day:….I’ve lost track! For real, does anyone else feel like the days are just all morphing into one? I love my family, but all of us in one house all day every day has been a serious test on patience—anyone else?! If you’re anything like me, you rely on your ME time! A special portion of your day carved out for just you, to do whatever you need to do to feel good. With everyone stuck in the house, for the time being, I’ve thrown together a few ideas on how to still sneak in me-time and survive the close quarters!
Neighborhood Walks/Runs So long as you can keep a safe distance from others, GET OUTSIDE! Holy smokes, this has been a lifesaver for me. My morning runs and afternoon walks have been a little slice of normalcy in the midst of all this craziness. I think it’s important to schedule in some family walks, but be sure to take some time for yourself—even if it’s just 20 minutes! We’re so lucky here in San Diego to have pretty perfect weather most days, so be sure to soak up some Vitamin D!
Find a Routine I’m a creature of habit—like wake-up-every-day-at-five kind of creature of habit. Having a morning or evening routine is so important for me, by encouraging me to stick with good habits! Then COVID-19 came and wrecked all of that up for most of us, myself included! In this new “normal,” I encourage you to find a routine and encourage your family members to do the same (ideally on somewhat opposite schedules, LOL). Whether it’s a scheduled reading time or setting aside time each day to meditate, creating these routines will help you find that sense of control we all so desperately want and give you something to look forward to that’s just for you.
Be Upfront About Your Needs Communication is key, especially during these uncertain times! We all need breaks. If you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or need some extra alone time, let your family know. You can be upfront and talk to them or even just put a sign on your bedroom door that you’re taking 30 minutes for you! That way when the kids or partner come up to the door, they’ll know to give you a little bit of space. Encourage your family to do the same! At the end of the day, we’re all doing our best and to maintain a good, healthy, and happy living environment, it’s important to be honest about what you need.
If All Else Fails...Wine I'm not saying you should use alcohol as a coping mechanism, but I AM saying you gotta do what ya gotta do to get through. And if a little wine helps--so be it! Also, be sure to tune in to my IG LIVES happening around 8 pm nightly (unless I’ve had to much wine before then 😂🤷🏼♀️)
Quarantine and cocktails happy hour!