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Getting into a new routine, trying to keep a routine, or just going with the flow?

Originally posted on April 8, 2020

There is no right or wrong way to have your home/school/work life right now, we are all just making it through day by day. Your mental health is just as important as physical health during this time and finding ways to keep some traditional structure while adding in some fun twists can help to make things new or different just enough to keep stress and boredom levels low. 

  • At night, on gloomy days, or in a darkened room: break out flashlights, light sabers, glow in the dark items and have a dance party, play flashlight tag, teach proper swordsman techniques, or just have a light parade. 

  • Cooking: Try a new twist on a favorite recipe, find your Crock Pot or Instapot and use them to make life easier while working or helping your kids through studies, get the family involved in cooking or menu planning 

  • Walks: as trails are closed and people are staying in their own neighborhoods what can you do to mix it up? Do a scavenger hunt for numbers, bumper stickers, chalk art, colors of the rainbow (plants, cars, houses), or take a break and cloud watch . 

  • Sleep: Sleep is always important, make sure you are still getting adequate rest during this time as is your family. It makes the days go better for all of us. 

  • Cleaning: Add chores to everyone in the household to help keep it cleaner and create a little bit of sanity for the entire household (we have more dishes, laundry, and clutter during this time). It is OK if the house is not perfect and still messy, but mentally it makes everyone feel better when they are all chipping in. 

 

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