Normally, I work outside of the house and due to class cancellations I’m home with the kids. I honestly thought the Social Distancing (as per the awesome Dr. Henshaw’s suggestion) wouldn’t get to me.
Well, I was wrong.
It was 10am on the second day when I finally broke down. I cried, a lot. I cried for the people who are sick, I cried for the people who’ve died, I cried and cried and cried. And then, I heard my kids playing and I told myself I had to stop.
There are people out there on the front line – grocery workers, nurses, doctors, police, fire, 911 operators, the list goes on and on. Like all the memes say – We can stay home – for them and for everyone.
So I made myself a list of 5 things that I can do to save my sanity.
There are so many people offering free live, or affordable online memberships. I’ve been watching two in particular myself – Fitcityguide and Metta Yoga but I would LOVE to hear if you’ve found awesome resources!
I utilize my local libraries digital option. They use Overdrive and with my free membership, I have access to lots of free titles. Of course there are lots of great options to buy ebooks online as well. It’s an escape that I love!
Get togethers have been cancelled BUT one of my girlfriends called me, middle of the day, over Facebook video call and it was just the jolt I needed. It was almost as good as being in the room with her. Phone is ok too but I really found seeing her face, her expressions – the human connection.
Lot of these streaming services are offering free trials – which is a bonus for both the kids and us! We hear Universal is even releasing some movies straight to streaming during the pandemic.
Ok, so this is a no brainer but I have found a few days where, because I didn’t make a specific time to go, I didn’t get out. I got bogged down in things and then it was supper! I started having a reminder in my phone. It’s actually kind of mean – set as “Get off your ass! Fresh air is good for you and you WILL regret it later if you don’t get outside” 😉