In order to not simply survive these next few weeks, but thrive through them, you might need to get a few things in place. Working from home while the kids are there is no small feat!
So, here are a few tips to help you handle it.
Keep your schedule.
Make sure you’re getting up at the same time and staying as close to your normal routine as possible. I suggest getting dressed and putting on some make up. If you look good, you feel good
Set up a designated office.
Make sure you have a space set apart where you can work that gives family time some separation from your work time.
Be sure to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. You are going to need your energy, and a dehydrated body can’t function optimally. A fun water bottle can help do the trick. You can read about my water challenge here!
Set daily goals.
Instead of a traditional to-do list, choose 3 things that are must-do’s each day. Consider your day successful when you accomplish those 3 things.
Practice intermittent fasting and maintain a whole-foods based diet.
Your body is going to need the right amount of fuel and digestive rest to keep you going over the next few months. Be sure to make this a true priority. Haven’t fasted yet? Get my beginners guide here.
In order to avoid going stir-crazy, make sure you build movement into your schedule each day. Go for a walk, hit the spin bike, or do an at home workout. Make staying active a priority. 10,000 steps is key!
The days might feel a little longer and might be a bit more stressful during this season. Remaining grateful in times like this will help ease the heaviness of what’s going on in the world. I love this gratitude journal from Amazon!
Spend some time each day practicing mindfulness.
Meditate. Pray. Journal. Allow yourself the time and space to reconnect with your purpose and clear your mind. I always resort to my prayer journal to help guide me.
Stay positive and rest assured that things will be back to normal before we know it. In the meantime, you still need to get work done and keep your kids on track. That will require a little more effort on your part and a lot of grace. Things are going to be different and that’s okay. You are doing the best you can, so hang in there, girlfriend.