How’s everyone doing? I know these days are starting to feel a bit long knowing there’s nothing to really look forward to outside of being at home. This might be especially true for those of you that aren’t used to working from home. I feel like being a blogger has kind of prepared me for this so I thought I would share some things with you that you can do at home during this time
If you’re struggling to be productive while working at home, and want to fill that downtime between work obligations! Maybe you finish up early for the day or maybe you can’t do your job from home but still want to be productive, etc. Whatever the circumstance is, I came up with some ideas that I think strike a pretty good balance between productive and just things that can take your mind temporarily off what is going on in the world.
Start Cooking More
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you know that I’ve been really enjoying getting in the kitchen more and sharing my recipes with you, I even made bread for the first time and it actually turned out so good. If you’re someone that doesn’t like to cook or is intimidated by it all, I totally get it but you have all the time in the world right now so why not give it a try.
Organize Your Kitchen
For me organizing is very relaxing, it is something that makes me feel happy and gives me a sense of accomplishment so I feel like this has been something important for me to do during this time. I have gone through my house and organized pretty much everything. My closet, linen closet, pantry, garage and even my spice drawer, you name it I have probably organized it. Trust me just pick a space and get to it you will feel great after you are done.
At Home Workout
I feel like with all this time at home and not having anywhere to be I have been doing a lot of working out. As some of you may know I recently got a Peloton Bike and have been putting it to good use. I have always loved spinning and love that I can now finally do it at home. I fell good when I work out and I thing we all need a way to move out body every day in order to stay in a good mindset during this time. I encourage you to get some sort of activity in every day. You will be amazed how it changes your mood.
Get ahead on work projects
There are different administrative things I have been putting off for a long time and now is the time to get ahead, organizing my files, taxes is something I have been able to tick off my to do list during this time at home. I have also been wanted to update links and photos on my site and now is the best time to do that. This is one of those things that I think future you will be grateful for, especially once you’re back working full time and don’t have tome to do it.
Purge All The Things
Y’all know I’m all about purging right now and this is seriously a great time to organize and get rid of things! Take the weekend or even just an afternoon and dive in headfirst. If you’re not sure where to start, make a list of areas in your home you feel need attention. I’ve recently been purging my closet but also other stuff too – like expired groceries in my fridge, old beauty products I don’t use (or they’re too old), as well as socks that don’t have a match. It feels SO good to get rid of stuff!
Here are a few ideas of things you can purge while you’re bored at home:
· underwear & bras
· pajamas you don’t wear
· tee shirts
· summer shoes you’re not excited about
· beauty products that you don’t use (or are expired)
· under the sink – do you need everything down there?
· jeans you haven’t worn in 2 years
· expired stuff in your fridge
· old paperwork
I love a good self-care routine during normal times but with all this time take the extra hours you have and spend it pampering yourself.. Run yourself a hot bath, layer on a mask, dry brush, ice roll your face – do all those wellness things we all wish we had time for but rarely ever do! It’s a good way to help put your mind at ease, but also pass the time. Plus, I’d still consider it productive because it will probably help the mental/emotional side of everything going on and I think that sounds so nice right about now.
Honestly, there really has never been a better time to catch up on some reading!! Using this time to make a dent in that stack of books that have been piling up feels really productive to me – fun even! You can go the work/self-improvement/development route or escape reality completely and go fiction.
Watch that TV show or movie
Alright, I do want to help you be as productive as possible during this time but sometimes that’s really hard when worry and anxiety start to creep in (at least that’s how I’ve felt). So although I want to encourage you (and myself ) to use this time “wisely”, if you’re finding yourself overwhelmed or anxious, allow yourself time to just chill without feeling guilty about it.
Here are some of my faves I have binged watched lately:
13 REASONS WHY
LIFE IN PIECES
So there’s my list of more specific things you can do to keep busy and stay, but I also want to remind you all that I have TONS of content on my site about how to find motivation, staying productive.