This week, social distancing was extended for Americans through April 30. This news increases the stress and concern we are all feeling with the situation at hand. With that being said, your schedule may be a little bare with less places to go and people to see. While we’ve had extra time on our hands we thought we would compile the easy, low-cost day-to-day rituals that have been keeping us sane and productive in the hopes that they may help you feel more comfortable.
Rearrange for Success
Depending on the tools of your trade, creating a functional home workspace may mean figuring out how to fit large pieces of office furniture and monitors into rooms that are already too small. If the last two weeks sitting at your laptop on the couch has left you with a crick in your neck and a lack of productivity, give yourself plenty of time to consider how you might rearrange to make what you already do have work with your new situation, and place an order for what you need. Your spine will thank you. This article from The Spruce is a good place to start.
Relaxing Isn’t a Bad Thing.
The uncertainty of not knowing what is next can be overwhelming, and sometimes hours in a day fly by when we’re trying to get up and be productive but can’t seem to get off the couch. Next time you’re feeling this way, see what happens if you allow yourself to sit there and do nothing without feeling guilty. We’re all experiencing grief for what was, and fear of what may be, which is a lot to process without all the extra pressures we face daily. Remember that rest is good for you, inside and out.
If there’s one thing that this time at home has taught us, it’s that human interaction and a sense of community are absolutely essential to our health and wellbeing. By now, most of you cool cats and kittens have a handle on keeping up with friends and family through virtual happy hours and strip charades. Houseparty quickly became our favorite app during quarantine for its built-in games and quizzes.
If you’ve used more moisturizer and skincare products in the past two weeks than you did in all of 2019, you’re not alone. The extra downtime could be a great way to take care of your skin and pamper yourself. If you’re running a little low on supplies we’ve got you covered. Treat yo self with our Stay Ready Collection that consists of a charcoal soap bar that kills unwanted bacteria, the full-body scrub made with sugar and salt, and the cream that is great for hydrating your skin and hair.
Learn Something New
It doesn’t need to be complicated, sexy or work-related. If you’ve got the urge to create but don’t know where to start, check out our top picks for free online classes sure to get you in a crafty mood.