Coping During COVID-19
A guide to making the most out of strange times.
During this unusual time, many of us are stuck inside all day, which can start to feel like being held in captivity. If you’re sleeping in every day or spending a majority of your time indoors, it can be easy to fall out of your normal routines. Things like folding and putting away clean laundry can take days to accomplish (or is that just us?).
In this time of feeling like everything is out of our control, it’s important to keep control over the things we can. No matter how small a task, continuing to do these things can make a huge difference in your mood, thus affecting the rest of your day. Here are our tips for keeping a small sense of normalcy in a time when ‘normal’ feels more like a fallacy.
Make Your Bed Every Morning
Don’t give yourself a pass on this one! Combat the urge to leave a mess of slept-in, disheveled sheets by making your bed as soon as you get out of it. You’ll feel accomplished that you were productive first thing in the morning, and your bed will look neat and tidy. (And your mother would be so proud!)
Get Up and Move
Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t get some steps in! If your normal exercise routine includes the treadmill at your local gym, now is a great time to give running outdoors a try! Go outside and play with the kiddos, or play fetch with the dog. If going outside isn’t an option, even getting up and doing some cleaning around the house is a great way to get your heartrate up.
If your full-time job has been getting in the way of your hobbies or the things you really love to do, what better time than now to start doing them. Design and sketch out your dream home. Get out your easel and start painting whatever comes to mind. Get out those old music books and play the piano - bonus points if you can get your family to sing along! Whatever it is that stretches out the right side of your brain, dust it off and get creative!
Learn a New Skill
If you’re one of those people who claims to have no artistic or creative abilities whatsoever, now that you have all this newfound time on your hands, why not learn something new! With the world wide web at our fingertips, there are so many tutorials out there to pick up new skills or hone ones that have grown dormant over time. Pick up those needles you bought but never got around to using and finally learn how to knit. Challenge yourself to learn one new phrase of a different language every day. Learn feng shui and rearrange your bedroom. Or finally figure out the art of folding a fitted sheet! The possibilities are endless - use your time wisely!
Stay in Touch
Being isolated doesn’t have to mean cutting yourself off from the world! It’s 2020, and advanced technology has given us things like FaceTime and Google Hangouts to keep us connected to friends and loved ones, even when we can’t be in the same room. Keep your monthly book club going via Skype. Plan a wine and gossip night with your best friends, even if the only gossip you have is what your youngest said at the dinner table last night. There are even apps that allow you to virtually watch movies “together.” Or if you prefer it the old fashioned way, call someone up just to check in on them. Staying connected is so important now more than ever.
We know this post is a break from “bedding as usual,” but most things are unusual these days! We hope everyone is staying safe and practicing healthy habits, and we look forward to serving you the best in luxury bedding once it’s safe to do so!
What things are you doing to keep yourself busy? Tell us in the comments!