Tips for Staying Sane During Self Quarantine

It can feel like COVID-19 has disrupted life around the world. Uncertainty can make us feel uncomfortable, but there are ways to make the most of our current situation. Here are a few ideas on how you can keep yourself productively occupied during your time at home.

1. Clean out and organize your home

Young woman organizing and folding her clothes.

Now is an ideal time to take stock of what you have, pass along what you don’t need, and organize. The start of Spring is a perfect occasion to declutter your shoes, clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Once you’ve purged, create new, efficient organizational systems for your belongings. Why not start by organizing your jewelry box?

2. Challenge yourself to cook a new meal

Girls having fun while cooking.

With many needing to stay indoors, we’ll likely be cooking at home more often. Spice things up by trying an original recipe! Think of a new way to use the ingredients you already have at home. Shop LC has a wide selection of kitchen tools and accessories that can help. Shaking up your routine is a great way to use your time and stay positive.

3. Decorate your space for Spring and Summer

A newly decorated bedroom for Spring and Summer.

Lift your spirits by refreshing your home decor and readying it for the warmer months. You can use bright colored accessories to add some flair to any room quickly. For some inspiration, why not check out new ways to use pastels for Spring and Summer?

4. Indulge in self-care

Senior woman coloring in an adult coloring book.

Any time is a great time to pamper yourself, but especially while you’re staying home. During stressful times, we can often neglect caring for ourselves. Focus on your skincare routine, and anything else that makes you feel good.

5. Meditation and mindfulness

Young man meditation on his couch.

These are stressful times, and keeping up with the news can leave us feeling worse. One way to maintain a positive outlook is to have a meditation or mindfulness practice. Even making a list of things you’re grateful for each day can improve your mood. Try and bring your attention to things that make you happy.

As we all try to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic, there are several things we could be doing to benefit ourselves in the long run. Try some of these ideas with your extra time at home and see how they make you feel. They could help relieve some of your stress, or at the very least, bring a smile to your face!

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