It’s been 16 days since I’ve been practicing social distancing. I’ve been out of the house only twice: once to take the dogs to the groomer and the other time was to get groceries.
I don’t know if it’s interesting to anyone else, but for journaling’s sake, I thought I would do a post of what my days have been looking like. I’m trying to keep my routine as normal as possible. I was on staycation this week and tomorrow will start an official work week from home and it will be important to develop a routine. I thrive on routines, so as long as I can stick to one, my anxiety levels will be better.
So here is what I did yesterday. I drank some coffee and watched the news. Then I did some cleaning around the house. I’ve used this time to do some cleaning, decluttering, and organizing. This week David and I painted two rooms in our house and reorganized some stuff, so we now have a great space for working out, a clean and organized mud room, and I have a desk and organized space to work in our dining room.
Here was my breakfast:
After breakfast, I did some more cleaning, some laundry, drank some Energize and then I worked out.
I did week 1, day 4 of 10 Rounds and it was upper body strengthening. (I’ll do a separate post to tell you my thoughts about 10 Rounds so far.) I then got on the treadmill and did 30 minutes of run/walk intervals which I haven’t done in months, but I signed up to do a 68-mile virtual challenge and proceeds help save the manatees. I thought this would be a fun way to get some walks and runs into my daily routine.
After my workout, I drank some Recover while I put some ingredients in the crockpot for dinner later. Lunch was roasted tofu and veggies, which I topped with hummus.
After lunch, I showered and read. I’m current reading this book:
It’s a coming of age story, very reminiscent of a Mark Twain story like Huckleberry Finn. It’s very good!
Later in the afternoon, I had a video chat date with my two daughters. Throughout the chat, we added a few more friends and it was a lot of fun! It’s not the same as hanging out in person, but video chats are a great way to stay connected. We ended up chatting for over two hours!
Dinner in the crockpot was starting to smell really good at that point:
I made a mix of cabbage, potatoes, green beans, carrots, and Beyond Meat sausages. It was so good!!
After dinner, David and I watched a movie on Hulu called Fighting with my Family.
It was really good! I’m not a wrestling fan, but you don’t have to be to enjoy this movie.
And then it was bedtime.
That’s it. That was my day. Nothing exciting, but enough normalcy for me to distract me from what’s going on around us. Although it doesn’t feel like much, staying at home is the biggest and most impactful thing that all of us can do right now. If we try to make the best of it, this will all be over sooner than later.
How are things going at your household?
May your glass always be full,