Let’s face it—this quarantine fatigue is real. As we enter yet another month, being home all the time is enough to make a whole family go crazy (am I right or am I right?). But the #NJMOM squad is here to tell us that they’re finding small but significant ways to save their sanity. It might a 30-minute sweat sesh, hunkering down with a project or getting a dose of fresh air—here are a few ways to make you feel less stir-crazy.
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Make time for movement
“Coffee, exercise, knowing my family’s healthy, cooking, keeping to my kiddos normal bedtime, wine, and Money Heist on Netflix 😊” via Andrea K. on Facebook
Whether it’s a quick virtual workout in the basement, a yoga flow with your S.O. before the kids wake or a mid-day dance break with the whole fam, movement can make all the difference when you’re hanging at the house (double that on rainy days). Want to incorporate the littles? Gymboree, My Gym, or YogiBaby Music & Movement are offering virtual classes you can do together. When you get alone time, try XBarre or Bhakti Barn Yoga. Check out the #NJMOM List of Quarantine-Friendly Businesses for more movement classes for kids and adults.
Find the fresh air
Embrace being home with your kids
“Believe it or not my kids—they are pure love and the brightest lights in my world. They keep me occupied and busy.” via Tara C.M. on Facebook
So being with your kids 24/7 is getting to be a bit much? Between work and activities, you may have never spent this much time with them. Turn the thoughts of going crazy into a silver lining, by taking a moment to appreciate it and be grateful for this time. You may surprise yourself that once this is all over, you’ll look back at this family bonding over board games, laughs, and silly breaks as memorable.
Take a self-care break
Taking moments each day for yourself will go a long way to feeling normal—self-care helps you to reboot, gather your thoughts, escape the monotony of every day at home, and calm your nerves. When you’re taking care of yourself, you can be more present for your family and your work. While taking a few breaths and relaxing is always a good one, there are a lot of other things you can do—get inspired by these ideas to bring more self-care into your quarantine routine.