Hello friends, how are you? ❤️
It’s been a tough time over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has literally put the whole world on pause. Nothing feels normal and there’s nothing normal about this situation (this is a daily reminder to myself, wanted to remind you too). It’s wild to think that we’re living in history and everyday people have been losing their lives, jobs, and.. well.. their sanity from social isolation.
Before I get into it, below is a creative I think is important to share from @bethdrawsthings.
I’ve been staying inside, trying to keep busy as much as I can but also giving myself permission to just chill TF out. Twice a week I’ll go for a run in the morning and that usually makes me feel accomplished and starts my day off on a good note.
I’ve been staying with Mark at his place (my boyfriend) for the past week or so and it’s nice to have the company. We just finished watching McMillions which is a documentary series about the McDonald’s Monopoly game scam that was essentially run by the mafia. We’ve also been watching Game of Thrones.. I know, I’m late to the game but now I’m addicted.
We’ve been cooking delicious meals every day together. Tonight, for example, we made homemade chicken fingers and sweet potato fries PLUS a yummy dipping sauce comprised of plain greek yogurt, mayo, garlic powder, and sriracha sauce.
For those of you struggling with the effects of this pandemic, I’M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU! I’ve had a couple breakdowns that have been COVID-19 related since it’s 1) a scary ass virus and 2) has taken a lot away from me, from us. I have to remind myself that this madness is out of my control and all I can do is follow daily protocols and stay as positive as I can.
Below I have rounded up 5 self-isolation tips:
- Make your bed every single morning
- Go outside daily, a 15 minute walk is VERY beneficial to your physical and mental health but remember to keep a safe distance from your neighbours
- Text, phone, or video call family and friends as often as you can and play Houseparty with them, it’s a free app where you can challenge them in virtual heads up, pictionary, and trivia games
- Learn a new skill – guitar, coding, video editing, baking.. literally anything
- Be gentle on yourself and remember that you don’t always have to be productive, just do your best and know that doing your best will look different on different days
I find the above has been super helpful for my sanity so hopefully it can help you too!
Before I arrived at Mark’s I created a couple YouTube videos to keep my creative juices flowing. In the first video I did some spring cleaning around my studio apartment, lots of bleach was involved.
In the second video I break out some makeup and do a glowy, natural every day look. I wasn’t going anywhere (obviously), but it felt nice to get ready.
I hope you’re staying healthy and staying inside. We’re all going through a variety of emotions, but know that you’re not alone and this is all temporary. I hope to write on this blog a lot more now, I don’t have an excuse not to. Talk soon!