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4.24.2020

6 Things you can do to cope with Quarantine,


Hi everyone,

It's been a month since I am in quarantine. In the beginning I was very positive (still) but I didn't expect it to be so hard. Quarantining yourself at home can play an important role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases but this doesn’t mean that coping with the disruption in your normal routine is easy. In addition to the uncertainty and stress of the global outbreak, spending time confined in your home can take a serious mental toll.  Other than eating healthy and taking your vitamins to protect yourself against that pandemic, we must also protect our mental health during this home confinement. Today I am sharing 6 things that you can do to cope with quarantine.



1- Establish a routine: Try to create a routine that works for you (other than stay in your bed all day or in your PJ all day). I work from home with 3 kids around. So I try to keep everyone occupied while I am busy taking care of business, cooking, blogging etc. Between the hubby and the kids, cooking, the blog, my consultancy services, my IG live videos, talking with friends and family over the phone or video chatting, my day is full. Sometimes, I feel I need a few additional hours before going to bed to find time to do everything. I think subconsciously I am overdoing it just to stay sane (trying to fix it).

2- Stay Active: You don't need a bunch of equipment to workout at home.  Find what type of exercise is right for you. There is plenty of resources available : Exercise videos on YouTube, Body weight exercises, Online workouts, Fitness apps.... You can do as little as 10 min per day and it would make a difference. Bottom line: Stay active and hydrated.

3- Avoid Frustration and boredom: Waking up every morning, staying in your PJ or in your bed all day will lead to boredom and frustrations. So make a plan, list some things you’d like to accomplish, and then start checking a few things off your list each day.


4-  Be Kind and Help Others when possible: This may seem odd but in the middle of all these uncertainties, helping a friend or a family member may provide a sense of control and empowerment. Do help in any way you can while taking all the necessary safety guidance into account. Don't forget to be kind and considerate. In moment like this, any act of kindness will be greatly appreciated.

5- Stay connected: While you are practicing physical distancing to avoid the spread of the virus, keep in touch with your family, friends and coworkers through social media, video chat, phone calls, online gaming... This will help keep you sane.

6- Practice TLC (my new  rule): Take time off for yourself: take long bath with a glass of wine. Treat your skin, body, and soul (through meditation). It is definitely the right time to take good care of yourself. You can also declutter and put some order in your closet :-) or whatever keeps you stress free and makes you happy.





Outfit details
Dress (super old - option from the same brand) | Handbag (same in black)
Shoes (here) | Statement necklace (here)

So what are you been doing to keep your sanity in the middle of this worldwide chaos? Please comment below and let me know. Sharing is caring. Looking forward to some new ideas that can help me keep going.

Thanks for stopping by

XoXo,

Moumous

Linking up with those wonderful ladies here

16 comments:

  1. Moumous, these are such great tips! I am finding the longer we stay in isolation, the more distant my friends are becoming. I talked to lots of people during the first two weeks of quarantine, but now we are 6 weeks in and I hear from two friends and my sister. I guess I got tired of always being the one to reach out, so I stopped. As a result, no one talks to me anymore! At least, I have my husband and kids and that’s enough for me! And I must not forget to tell you how beautiful this outfit is! Absolutely stunning and I love the necklace!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Shelbee, I feel you. It's almost the same thing for me. We lose touch with some of the people we were in touch with in the beginning. I guess it is normal... I have a busy life and still keep in touch with a few friends thru social media and telephone but too busy to be the one that always have to reached out to some of them.

      That dress is 3 years old. Got it for a church event that I did not attend and it's been sitting there ever since. lol - Thank you. I guess there is some good out of this quarantine- Thank you :-)

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  2. Work from home, stay connect with family and friends through whatsapp and call. I do everything that you explain except the last one. I will try to incorporate some TLC practice (Huh Hummm).....
    Love your bag and coming from me you know.....

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    1. yeah TLC is very important...

      Well, It is a nice handgag. Another Zac Posen :-) .not too much but still a statement piece :-)

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  3. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  4. This outfit is absolutely stunning on you! And your tips are spot on! Taking a little TLC has been keeping me sane these days!

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    1. Thank you girl :-). Oh I love your blog by the way... Xo,

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  5. Moumous, Just seeing your blog for the first time today. Taking walks outside--masked, of course--is my most effective quarantine-management strategy. So refreshing! My runner-up strategies 😀include trying new recipes, enjoying fashion blogs and YouTube videos, practicing the piano, joining virtual conversations about peace and conflict resolution and having tea parties and doing hair and makeup with my 3yo granddaughter!

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    1. Donna, you are definitely keeping yourself occupied while having fun. It is very important during this global crisis. Stay energized and positive is the only way out. Nice meeting you and hope to see you back soon (in the comment section :-)). XoXo, Moumous

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  6. Forgot: Your outfit and the surroundings for the shoot are lovely!

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  7. They layered necklaces are so fun and such a statement! I find we are video calling friends and family a lot more now than before - it is more entertaining than texting!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you Mica - & Video call is definitely way more fun than texting.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the tips. You look absolutely stunning! :)

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