How are you? Are you looking after yourself?

It’s 1:25pm. I’m up but I’m still in bed. Blogging, researching, website editing, tiny house planning and reusable pad patternmaking (more on that at a later date). I don’t even know what day it is but today is much like every other day I’ve had over the past few weeks.

I know me quite well, so I know if I don’t keep myself busy during these lengthy times in isolation, I can easily end up in those dark places we so desperately try to avoid. Here are just few things I’m doing to keep the crazy away 😊

Working from home

Ok, so you’re working from home now? Are you finding the line between work and life a wee bit blurry? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Honestly, I’ve been working from home for a while now and I’m still trying to find that balance. Having a routine that works for your household and maintaining some sort of structure in your day is going to be crucial in keeping yourself grounded and healthy.

Home schooling

There are about a million students enrolled in government and non-government schools* across Victoria alone and from this Wednesday, students who can learn from home, must. What does this mean? My worst fear has finally come true, I will be home schooling my kids haha well, kind of. Of course, there’ll be online facilities setup for teachers to communicate their lessons to students so most of the work is done. But the opportunity for parents at home is we can now work on creative projects, exercise at local beaches, teach life skills, things we’ve dreamed about doing with our kids but never had the time.

Creating + making

Without a doubt, I am most happy when I am creating – upcycling, making content, planning, sewing, making memories. Whatever it is, any type of creative activity helps to generate positive emotions. I don’t understand the science, it just is what it is.

Self-love

It’s very easy to pull on those daggy trackpants, wear a messy bun in your hair and eat a large amount of really bad food several times a day whilst in isolation. Trust me, I’m proof it can be done lol Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with this get-up, being nice to your body is so important in times like this. Love yourself by doing a few yoga stretches in the morning, eat some wholesome food, plan a spa day at home, dress up a little to do your essential shopping! – it just makes you feel good. When you feel good, living in isolation isn’t so bad. I try to love myself a few times a day 😉


 

*https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-07/coronavirus-cases-increase-victoria-as-schools-reopen-next-week/12127176