Sunday, July 26, 2020

Staying Positive During Quarantine

Hello darlings!!

Hope all is well and everyone has had a great weekend!

Quarantine! I cannot believe I am still using the word. Back in March, when they said NYC had to lockdown and we were officially quarantined, I never imagined it would last well into the summer. I literally thought after a month, life would resume back to normal. Well... we obviously haven't. 

I can honestly say my mental health has been on a roller coaster ride. I have mentally been all over the place. I have had a few ups but mostly I have been down. I am trying to stay positive as much as I can and here are some things that are helping me. 

1. Routine! You need to create a new routine for yourself. The first two weeks of lockdown, I had NO routine and was doing everything freestyle. Wrong move. Now I have a daily routine for myself and it has helped me so much. 

2. Exercise! Working out has been SO helpful. Staying active relieves stress, makes me feel better about myself (pat on the back) and it makes me get fresh air after being cooped up all day. 

3. Sleep! Having a good rest is extremely important. Rest is how our body's regroup and recharge. We can't breakdown. 

4. Hobbies! Try to start some of your favorite hobbies. I love reading but during "normal" life I get too busy. I started reading again and I am loving it. I am pursuing a passion and feel productive. I have also increased my skincare game sooo much. Skincare is a hobby for me. lol. 

5. Be easy on yourself! We are all being hard on ourselves. Take a breathe and don't beat yourself up if you decide to sit on the sofa and watch Netflix all day. If that brings you joy, then do it! We have never gone through something like this before. Do what you feel is best for you. 

6. Family & Friends! It's so important to stay in contact with your support group. I have been calling my friends and having FaceTime sessions like crazy! I don't even talk to my friends this much during normal life. lol. We share laughs and have such a good chat. We are in this together! 

I'm praying this is all over sooner rather than later! I miss hugs and I miss seeing my friends in-person. It's important we follow the government guidelines so we can be with our loved ones soon. 



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