As with the majority of the humans in our world, we are navigating this new normal—and real talk, it's not easy. Read on for some tips and a special offer on our bath and body products!
I am someone who thrives on the ability to run to a grocery story, browse aimlessly at a local book store and head to the beach when the Northeast winters get the better of my psyche.
Instead of running into my local Wegmans for a last minute ingredient or a snack I didn't even know I wanted, I have been trolling various grocery delivery platforms for basic supplies, and hopefully finding a delivery window in the same week! So, while this has been frustrating, these services really help maintain social distancing by reducing the number of people in the stores!
Now, back to the point of this blog...pay attention to the road ahead, not the road underneath!
I have had about a week to reflect on what my world looks like right now and while I don't want this to be a "new normal," as it implies an inevitable "normal," it is certainly new—new for everyone.
With social distancing and working from home, or WFH, becoming a regular part of our days, it is important that we set boundaries, take time to connect with friends and most importantly, take extra good care of ourselves! We found a lot of helpful advice in Sarah Fecht's article "How to Stay Sane While Social Distancing," which you can access here: (click here)
Some tips that have helped me navigate through these waters are:
- Communicate work expectations with your team, take breaks, and stick to your hours. Check out this Business News Daily article for more advice on establishing a WFH balance: (click here)
- Get socially creative and host a coffee klatch online, have a virtual dinner party, or connect with people in your life who are more vulnerable (an older relative, a friend who gets anxious in uncertain times).
- Maintain structure by setting routines. Keep a consistent sleep schedule and regular meal breaks. Set a self-care routine to include exercise, outside time, and mental wellness.
- Look on the bright side and try to find the silver linings, but know that it is ok to feel down AND that it is ok to talk to someone about it. The National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress helpline provides 24/7, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Thanks again for taking the time out of your day to check out our post, we hope you found some useful information in it. We'd love to hear what you are doing to stay healthy and happy. Feel free to share tips in the comments below.
Wishing the best in health and happiness for you and yours!
Brent + Bethany (co-founders)
P.S. If you're looking to add in some all-natural, vegan bath and body products to your self care routine, you can check out our line of hand made products (click here). When you buy 3 you get the 4th item for free. Plus, get free shipping on orders over $25.
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