How To Practice Self-Care During The Coronavirus

How To Practice Self-Care During The Coronavirus

I must admit, the coronavirus pandedmic has caught me off guard. As a mother and small business owner I cannot help but worry how this will affect our every day lives. These past few days I’ve been  stress-scrolling through my news feed, my eyes gobbling up every single coronavirus update possible, until I thought to myself: There must be better ways to cope with our current situation.

So I sat down and started making a list of all the things I want to accomplish at home (from cleaning out my boys’ closet to re-organizing my kitchen, to creating an efficient e-learning plan for my 8-year old son and last but not least to creating fun activities our whole family can enjoy together).

While I work from home I’m pretty much used to being ‘quarantined’, however, having my entire family home at the same time will most definitely be different and dare I say (?!), challenging at times. But it is important to stay indoors. As a family, we are trying to stay put to adhere to the tenets of social distancing, a public health measure that has been proven to reduce the spread of the virus. Social distancing is something we all should be doing. Below are some tips how YOU can stay sane while keeping yourself and others safe during the virus outbreak.

Exercise

A friend of mine tagged me on facebook and made me aware that there is an entire universe of free yoga classes on YouTube, and some instructors are live-streaming their classes from home also. If you are not in actual quarantine, I suggest going for a walk or run outside, while keeping your distance from others.

Meditate

As a yogi I’ve been practicing mediation but I still consider myself somewhat of a beginner. The New York Times has a helpful guide on how to start.

Family Time

Use this time to really bond with each other. Cherish your time together. My husband had the crazy idea to finish a 1500 piece puzzle as a family together. We started a couple of days ago. We did great in the beginning, the kids were excited and involved until they lost interest but that’s OK! The time they were engaged is all that matters. At the end, it was my husband and I who finished it (which is still great quality time!) while my kiddos got all excited when they saw the American map puzzle all finished.

Read

I’ve been reading a lot and this makes me so happy. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been an avid reader. I go to bed at 8:30PM now and allow myself 2 hours of reading in bed. It’s not only soothing but it allows my mind to travel to foreign and unknown destinations while making me feel more relaxed.

Be Grateful

Even though we are all facing difficult times I am still grateful. I think it’s important to think about all the things you are grateful for on a daily basis. You can do this in a journal, writing down one gratitude a day, or doodling out people, pets, and other things you’re grateful for in a sketchbook. During these times it’s important to remain hopeful, joyful and most importantly grateful.

Remember that you are not alone. We are in this together. Help those in need and share love.

XOXO,

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18 Comments

  1. March 16, 2020 / 2:43 AM

    I am in quarantaine for two weeks. Not because I have the virus but because I have a chronic disease.which makes me a bit affaire but we are making the best of it. We all have to go through this!

  2. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    March 16, 2020 / 7:13 AM

    I’m planning on reading. I just got a new book and I cannot wait to read it!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  3. Cora
    March 16, 2020 / 10:06 AM

    During this crisis, Corona Virus, I just try to walk in the nature, it’s give me solace & light…Take good care, Babe & family..

  4. March 16, 2020 / 3:01 PM

    Thanks for posting this! I feel like the awareness of the disease can not be in terms of infection control can not be repeated enough.

    Melanie from The Mel Division

  5. March 16, 2020 / 3:20 PM

    Wonderful tips and ideas for making the most out of having to be indoors due to coronavirus. Spending quality family time is such a great thing to do. It is lovely you finished that puzzle with your husband. It is nice that the kids enjoyed it too especially in the beginning. It is hard being locked indoors but we must make the most out of things. I still have to go to work, but I try to avoid busy places and practice social alienation in the public places.

  6. alimackin2013
    March 16, 2020 / 6:00 PM

    Ah yes it has caught us all off guard and is very scary. And it is the unknown I think that is scary as well. I work from too and so also already stay home most of the time. I have to stay I am still a bit stunned. These are great tips and thank you for the kind words on my blog and yes stay safe.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  7. March 16, 2020 / 7:54 PM

    We are all about to work remotely for work so it’s important to be positive. I have been staying busy with reading and crafting and baking.
    FASHION TALES

  8. March 17, 2020 / 1:53 AM

    During a pandemic, I often sit alone with my son, unfortunately my husband has to go to work. Keep warm and a lot of health.
    Kisses 😘

  9. March 17, 2020 / 5:42 AM

    yes I’m totally agree with you! I’m also brushing up on my cooking and gardening
    I hope you are well
    xoxo
    style frontier

  10. jade goddard
    March 17, 2020 / 1:35 PM

    beautiful post my friend!

    JadieeGosh

  11. Ashley | Make Life Marvelous
    March 19, 2020 / 12:21 PM

    These are great ideas for self care! We are living in such a crazy time right now, and I totally agree with you that staying grateful is important. We still have so much to be thankful!

    Make Life Marvelous

  12. March 20, 2020 / 9:11 AM

    I couldn’t agree more with your tips dear. Indeed, exercising will keep your immune system up.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  13. March 22, 2020 / 3:05 AM

    That’s a gorge photo hon! And yes gratitude is so important because speaking for myself I’ve had slumps during this quarantine period but so far, I’ve managed to pick myself up again! And I’m trying to be grateful for the lil’ things like getting my laptop after 3 freakn weeks from the repair shop and now I can catch up with blogs…it’s my preferred way of doing so.
    Wishing you and your fam good health during these unique times. Xo

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