Our 10 tips for Life During Quarantine
He runs around the room in a circle and flops on the floor.
Life is hard. Especially when you’re three.
And especially when you can’t go anywhere.
I also feel like running around in a circle. Or going to bed. Maybe both.
These days it feels as if we’re in a sort of surreal, time warped alternate reality. Or is it just me?
Perhaps you feel like you have a million things to do, that mostly comprise of keeping yourself alive, sane, and your children, if you have any, fed. Perhaps you’ve been inspired to cross everything off your back-burner-to-do-list, or not. It’s okay if you don’t.
So, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite ways to stay sane and maybe have a little bit of fun during quarantine.
Our Tips for Life During Quarantine:
- Have dance parties (bonus if they’re in the kitchen).
- Bake cookies. Lots of cookies. Or cupcakes. Or both.
- Do projects. You know, the one that you have all the stuff for sitting there and it just hasn’t been done yet. Like, the stack of frames waiting for you to put them up.
- Take walks. Lots of them. Get outside as much as possible. It will help, we promise.
- Make a routine if that helps you. But break it as you see fit. This isn’t a competition. The person with the best routine doesn’t win anything. Stay up late if you want or take a nap in the middle of the day. Whatever floats your boat.
- Get in the dirt. Make mud-pies with the toddler. Plant the seeds that are sitting in the basement.
- Read lots of books. Or watch movies or documentaries. It helps us when we feel like we’re being productive even if we are only kinda being productive.
- Rotate toys and crafts. Get out the play-dough, then put it away, because it’s too messy. Get out the kinetic sand. And the puzzles. And the counting bears. No one is coming to your house to see how messy or clean it is.
- Take pictures and document your time together. This is going to be a time that all of us remember for the rest of our lives.
- Be patient with yourselves. It’s hard right now. And that’s okay. And we can also find blessings in the hard times.
Let’s take it one day at a time, y’all. We’ll get through this together.