It's clear we all need to hunker down, yes I said "hunker" and if you know me, y'all know I've got a little twang. Everyone will or is currently already getting hit financially and if there's anything I can do it help you, please reach out. I am a small business too, it's truly just me running it and I'm sanitizing everything that goes out to be extra cautious. My husband helps from time to time and that's it.
Right now, IMO gifts are not "IN" right now with the uncertainty of many things even with occasions and events being missed and I don't feel right pushing sales at the moment.
I want to help others during this time. My feed is going to look different as I want to share thoughtful tips on what you can do during this time at home with your family. Much love to you all, be safe and be well. And please be kind and patient, we all need it, no need to get feisty at each other.
1. Be cautious about the increase in utility bills.
With the uptick of washing your hands, be sure to turn off the water while you are using that 20 seconds of scrubbing your hands. I understand sometimes it takes a moment to get the water warm, so be mindful (if all possible) so your wallet isn't hit hard after this settles down.
Turn off the lights and appliances that aren't being used as you leave each room. If there's an option depending on where you live, open the windows, and let fresh air in. Give your AC or heater a break, the last thing you want to do is have something break down.
And if you run out of toilet paper, be sure that you aren't compromising your plumbing with paper towels or items that shouldn't be flushed down the toilet.
2. Schedule Your Days & Workouts
Write out a schedule to keep you on track now that everyone is at home to help reduce stress and release stress.
Keeping/planning a schedule may help elevate your stress and keep everyone in the know as many of you are balancing working from home with kid(s). Will you be missing workouts? Many gyms/workout places are offering virtual classes and you can still go outside (just stay at least 6 ft away from others as you pass another).
Beachbody on Demand - there are so many different types of classes. They have a 14-day free trial and hopefully, there will update with other types of trials. It can be a family event depending on how old your kids are. I use it and love Barre Blend.
Go Outside - Again we can go out, just stay clear from others, if you have a yard and weather permitting, make a field day activity if you have kids. You can go for walks and make little activities. With St. Patrick's day coming up, there's a game going on in my neighborhood where you put a shamrock in your window so when families are walking, they can play spot the shamrock.