2020 has been on the sour side for all of us. As we strive to adjust to the new normal, it is ok and normal to peaks and pits! Today I am sharing with you four ways I have turned the shelter in place from sour to sweet. Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade…or wear a lemon print dress!
Never underestimate the power of FRESH AIR! Spending countless hours alone at home can become quite isolating. Find a reason to go for a walk around the block. I’ll be the first to admit on a scale of 1-10 (1 being not paranoid and 10 being very paranoid) I am an 11 on the covid-19 scale! Regardless, I am a pet owner, and it is my responsibility to take my dog outside 3-4 times per day. My mood is noticeably elevated when I return from my walks with GG.
When you spend as much time at home as we cumulatively have, you start to notice “stuff.” Maybe it’s a messy closet, or artwork you’ve been meaning to hang. Whatever it is, set a goal for yourself to complete one home project every month. It feels good checking items off of your to-do list and it’s a win win if it makes your home cozier. I am so happy with how our patio revamp turned out!
Try a New Recipe
Events and meetings are all taking place virtually, and we finally have the time to cook or bake. These activities are suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Beginner or expert chef, there is always something to learn, and always a new food to try in the kitchen. Click here for a few of my favorite weeknight recipes.
Phone a Friend
Make the effort to call or FaceTime your person. There is a difference between reading a text conversation and actually being able to see or hear your bff’s voice. Seriously. Use the time you have at home to catch up with the people who mean the most to you. It is good for the soul.
About the Patio Revamp
I mentioned home projects because this is something I have found to be so satisfying. When I returned to SF after being away I was on an organizing kick! Once I decluttered ever single drawer and cabinet in the place, I moved on to redecorating the living area and so forth. But revamping the patio has been my favorite home improvement. With simple additions like an area rug (under $100), string lights (under $50), a lantern (under $60), and fresh flowers suddenly this small 6′ x 6′ space is more inviting. Jonathan and I eat dinner on the patio most nights and GG sunbathes during daylight. What project is on your to-do list?!
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