What a couple of weeks it has been! We are sending all of the love to those who are directly impacted by Covid-19, and to those of you are just like us — at home, trying to stay well + to make the most out of this situation. We are currently all out of school, for the rest of this school year, we found out last week and honestly are still wrapping our head around it. I am so thankful for all of this extra time with the girls, but feel sad for them not being able to finish out their school years with their little friends + teachers. We all miss being able to see all our loved ones and cannot wait to wrap our arms around them when this is all over!
Two weeks in and we are surviving, definitely not thriving, but making it work, one day at a time! I thought I would share some tips that are currently helping us through.
A schedule. One of my good friends sent me a schedule she was using + it has SAVED US!!!! It helps break up the day, helps the girls know what to expect, and it helps me to not let the day get away from us without being productive at all. We have it posted on our fridge and are living by it, and plan to for the weeks ahead.
Getting ready everyday. This is really just for me, but I have found this makes suuuuuch a difference in my overall mood + productivity in the day. I am making it a point to get up + do my hair/make-up each morning, even though we have no where to go. The couple of days I have let this go I really noticed a difference, when you feel better, you do better! Even in quarantine. 😉
Essential Oils. I shared about how much we love oils here, we started using them consistently each day at the beginning of 2020 + I have never been more thankful for them than the past couple of weeks. We are using them more than ever, to help with overall mood, sleep and to just make our home more cozy + a better place to be! If you are at all interested in essential oils or just want to hear more, follow our wellness account at @bricknerfamilyessentials or send me an email!
Podcasts. I have talked about my love of podcasts before, in our current status of social distancing I love them more than ever. Being able to hear what other mamas are doing through this or just to listen to something other than the news, it gets me through each day! I typically listen to one while Remerie is napping + the big girls are having quiet time, I so look forward to it.
Low Expectations. Probably what we are living by the most! This is such an unprecedented time, emotions are high (from us and our kids), and there are going to be so many ups + downs throughout each day. We are allowing more screen time than usual and aren’t feeling guilty about it, and I am working hard to give myself ALL THE GRACE!!!!! You should be doing the same, we deserve it!
I really make an effort to find the good in everything, there has truly never been a better time that that, and I am also continuously reminding myself to soak in these moments with my girls — we will most likely never have a chance like this ever again.
Sending so much love to you + yours, we are in this together!!!