Address the Mess
Day 10 of 14: Taking Care during COVID-19 Self Quarantine
1) Yourself - Cleaning extends to all things. You have probably let many things go with the fact that you have to go nowhere, or no place to continue your usual grooming practices. Now it is time to learn to do some of the things you may have paid others to do for so long. This will help to pass time in your days, as well as keep your self esteem in tack while you are quarantined. Some ways you can accomplish this is by grooming yourself. Whether it be a facial, trimming beard, cut hair, painting nails, pedicure etc. pamper yourself today.
Try not to make a chore but a new adventure into discovering something you like. Or look at it as a way to maintain in between paying someone else. Once things are back up and running you will have a new skill set just in case - or if you choose you never have to do this again. Learning something new though will always come in handy.
2) Dependents - Kids get board easily. Some have very active imaginations and think of some of the wildest but funniest things to do with their time. So let them explore some of those outlandish ideas. If you are stuck indoors this is the perfect opportunity to allow the kids to create the mess that allows them to stay engaged and playful. Entertaining kids is important when you have some many other things to accomplish in the day. You can worry about the clean up later.
If your kids aren't as prone to think of things to do, or too young to make their ideas known, there are a few websites that can give you some ideas. Build a indoor tent/fort or let the kids build one. Create a slide, rocket ship or pirate ship out of odds and ends you find around the house. Don’t worry about the clean up, just let them get their body moving and the mind imagining.
3) Planning Ahead - One mess at a time. Everything doesn't have to be done in one day, or even one week. Create a board for your children that you can use to get time to their favorite video games or activities. Decide how much time you would like to give for each completed chore or activity. Spot clean little by little. If you toddler is curious allow time to help in their own special way. This will not only help to create a sense of ownership for this but give them a boost of confidence to want to try something else.
4) Activity for all- DIY: Give an old room a new look by repainting the room. Reupholster your chairs give them a fresh look. It can brighten up your room without breaking the bank. Add a new area rug or a new piece, rearrange the furniture and give the room a new feel. There are plenty of things you can do to make an old room look or feel new. Try a few.