Homebound: Top Ten Ways to Make a Quality time out of a Quarantine

With quarantines, self-isolation and the general WFH vibe in the air, we've come up with a list of ways to make the most and the best of this peculiar downtime. 

  1. Clean your closet. You've wanted to forever and now is literally the best time on earth to do it.  You have too many jeans. You've never even worn those yoga pants. Cleaning your closet doesn't mean stuffing a green-bag full of clothes; it means prioritizing what you need and what you don't.  Start here with a clean set of space saving hangers. For the things that you don't need, there are multiple ways to rid including donating, selling to a marketplace and selling directly. Closet Organize
  2. Organize your tax information. I know, this sounds horrible, this is literally the perfect time to get it over with (even though you can extend until July, if you want to be an early bird, go wild)! I know. Read on, they get better.Personal Taxes
  3. Bake. Place orders on amazon right now (or take proper precautions and support a local business if you are gloved, masked, and distanced). Make some chocolate chip cookies. Brownies. Something that makes you feel cozy and safe. If you want tips on how to make award-winning cookies, message me! I won a baking contest once! For more inspiration, turn to the ultimate baking guide, here. Baking Cookies
  4. Clean out your kitchen cabinets (sorry, but I mean, while the food is baking...why not).  You will be upset over the amount of expired goods you will find and the amount of stuff you do not need. It will make you a smarter shopper going forward. Start with organizing by category and use tools like these bins - they are life saving!  Doesn't this pantry seem almost too good to eat out of? Kitchen Organization
  5. Plank.  Woah, what?  Yes. Plank. Do it for 60 seconds. Then do it again a few hours later.  If you do it 5 times in a day you will have planked for 5 minutes (crazy math skills, I know).  But you can't just bake and eat all day.  If planking is not for you, try a new arm or leg exercise. Focus on one body part eachday.Plank
  6. Download TikTok.  Don't blame me.  Do thank me. It's hilarious (and oddly informative). You will be wow'd by how funny and creative people are.  Oh, and if you are over 30, you will feel very very old.  (follow @thesolemates) TikTok
  7. Catch up on a streaming series.  Everyone (except me) is obsessed with Tiger King. What about YOU? It's dead scary. The Morning Show? It's very good. Watch an old series from start to finish. Have you seen The West Wing? It's sort of nerdy and sort of self-righteous and for people sub 35, it feels like a serious time warp; but there are so many great story arcs. Streaming
  8. Read a magazine. So, I was specific because I think there is something wonderful about holding a glossy magazine. The articles are so well written but they offer enough content to make them worth reading while short enough to keep them to one sitting. Take the time to sit and read something that is not online (after this blog, of course). Reading a magazine
  9. Meditate.  I mean. I don't, but I wish I did.  Consider investing in a yoga mat, essential oils, and a diffuser.  These 3 simple things can go a long way in getting you to adopt a more mindful mindset and focus on finding 5 minutes each day to focus on nothing other than your self and your breath. You might end up finding this time to be the highlight of your day. Meditate
  10. Make an effort to be calm and make the best of this peculiar time. Journalling, talking the time to reflect and writing down 3 things for which you are grateful everyday is a great place to start. Try a gratitude journal like this one here


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