Quarantine Survival Guide: Working from home?

During these uncertain times it’s so important to make sure that you keep your routine going. Anything that will bring an element of normalcy to your world will help you tremendously. Here are some tips that have helped us with staying sane during this quarantine.

- Get ready for your day: this is so important. It truly sets you up to tackle the upcoming work day. You would do it if you had to leave the office so why not do it at home too! Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t do some make up free, pj’s all day, hair a mess days BUT the majority of the time I get up (maybe a little later than normal since I’m not traveling), make some coffee and pull myself together. After all, Rapunzel was quarantined and met her prince so…

- Work out / get fresh air: Obviously take into account social distancing when you are out and about but getting that fresh air is so important to your physical and mental health. If it’s nice out, open your windows! Take a break in the morning and afternoon to walk around the block or take the dog for a walk. Getting a home work out on is so important too. I’ve seen tons of fitness instructors that have been live streaming work out classes. What an amazing time we live in where that IS an option. Take advantage of it. Barre & Soul and Megan Roup’s Sculpt Society app are some favs of ours if you need suggestions.

- Take breaks like you would at work: Now this is clutch – add breaks to your calendar to make coffee, talk to a co-worker/friend/family member. This is important for me (Leanne) because I live alone without a significant other or animal. Those people in your life are going through the same thing, stick together, community is key!

- Switch up your work environment: this was a great suggestion Jessy posted about on her IG page yesterday and I had to add it to my list. You may be confined to your home but switch up that work environment. You don’t want to get complacent or unmotivated and a change of scenery may be JUST what you need. Where are you most productive?

- Write down your positives: every day I start and end my day with my 5 minute journal. It starts off by asking for 3 things that you are grateful for, 3 things that would make today great and a positive affirmation. At the end of the day you write 3 amazing things that happened that day and 1 thing you could’ve done to make it better. I think writing down positive things is so important. It gives you something tangible to look at when things get rough and you get stir crazy. Take a moment before you start and end your day to see the positives of your situation. Remembering that this is temporary is helpful and seeing how you overcame with positivity will remind you when another situation may arise, because it will.