I am certain we are all pretty much feeling the same way during this unprecedented time.
It's as if our world changed overnight a few weeks ago...in fact, that is exactly what happened.
But like everything in life, it's how we approach uncertain moments that will dictate how we come out of them.
By nature, I am a positive person. I also have to attest that my faith helps carry me in moments such as the one we are living. But nonetheless we are all human and there are times we might feel a bit confused, unsettled, and yes, even overwhelmed. I hope all of you are focusing on the things that help bring you comfort and peace during this time.
Here's a little list of some of the things that my family and I are doing and enjoying during this Stay at Home Order.
HOME CLEANING AND ORGANIZATION:
Decluttering and organizing : closets, dresser drawers, kitchen cabinets
Organizing Home Office: Shred old papers, tidy up desk, sift through files and re-organize
Bathrooms: Deep cleaning including grout, shower area and doors, shower curtains, declutter under sink cabinets
Bedrooms: Deep clean including; moving furniture, dust and wipe down baseboards, clean shutters, clean interior window glass, wash all linens even those stored in linen closet, sweep and mop wood floors, reorganize closet and make donation pile, clean out and reorganize dresser drawers, and kid's desks, go through and discard old makeup
Garage: Empty out; sweep and hose down garage floor, repaint walls if needed, organize contents on shelving, and declutter storage closets and bins. Label products and toss anything outdated. Clean out outdoor refrigerator/freezer
Interior rooms: Dust all baseboards, remove and vacuum area rugs, sweet and mop wood floors, dust shutters, window frames, and clean window glass. Dust from door, move and clean behind all furniture
Backyard/(Pool if applicable)
Clean patio furniture
Wash outdoor pillows
Style outdoor area for the upcoming season
hose down hardscape
trimp flower pots and flower beds
use weed killer or pull weeds where necessary
stock outdoor bar cart
dust and hose down outdoor umbrellas
make sure pool sweep is working and that all pool drains are clear of debris
wash pool towels and get them ready for hanging on towel rack if weather permits
Recreation & Exercise:
Take walks around your neighborhood (while adhering to social distancing)
Take a drive down the coast and bring food that you can eat in your car with your family.
Family exercise in your family room: Yoga, zumba, weights, cardio, circuit
Sit outdoor and use a star gazer app to find the stars and planets (one of our favorite things to do here in the suburbs where the stars and planets seem as though we can actually touch them)
Play family board games, trivia games, and build puzzles
Watch movies on Demand
Watch your wedding video
Watch your kid's baby videos
Sing family Karaoke
Take an online water color class (one of our fav)
Sit in the backyard and hang out as a family
Play outdoor ping pong (another of our fav)
Read books (love it)
Engage in deep conversations about the current issue at hand with the family. This opens up new perspective and we learn so much from one another.
I hope you can adopt one, two, or three of these ideas and enjoy them with your family as well.
Stay safe, Healthy, and STAY HOME!