It’s been a little over a month of being limited to the confines of our homes – anyone else losing their mind yet? With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and our lives being put on hold, we’ve had to adapt to this newfound cabin fever inducing lifestyle. To avoid going absolutely stir crazy, we have curated some of our favorite tips, tricks, beauty secrets, wine selections (of course), and takeout options to help us all get through this time – together ❤️
I start every morning writing all of the reasons I am grateful. This helps shift my perspective from, “OMG how much longer can I handle being isolated from society?!” to, “I am thankful to have a roof over my head, I am thankful that my family is safe and healthy, and I am thankful I get to binge watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills like never before.”
- Exercising and loving my body has helped keep me sane. I’ve taken up new forms of exercise like Pilates and Tik Tok dances (that counts as working out, right?). I try to get outside and walk for 20 minutes a day to get some sunlight and fresh air, this has helped my mental health more than anything.
2. With that being said, my diet has been “indulgent” to say the least. I tell myself that I deserve takeout and Ben & Jerry’s late at night because who knows if my summer body will even matter when this is all over? I’ve been loving BOMBA Taco + Bar curbside margaritas and tacos, Chick Fil A and I have become very good friends during quarantine, and my mouth starts to salivate when I think of Geraci’s pizza in Beachwood. With all of this binge eating though, I always include a kombucha and lots of water in my diet!
3. Zoom happy hours and becoming a wine connoisseur have become new hobbies. My advice: get your favorite wine (mine is anything below $10 because I am 21 year old college student balling on the ultimate budget) and make time to laugh with your friends. I am counting down the days until I can hug mine ❤️
4. As for beauty secrets, I did my makeup for the first time in a month and took it off immediately after because what’s the point? BUT, I am prioritizing skincare like never before. My skin is clearer than ever and I remember to cleanse morning and night with retinol at night and SPF during the day. Plus, it kind of feels like a luxurious treat to pamper myself with skincare. Does anyone else feel the same way?
As the days grow longer and time feels so slow, try to remain positive. Focus on the good, always. The best is yet to come and I truly believe that. Stay strong, my virtual friends. We got this!
This is from when I did my makeup for an hour to take it off right after this selfie was taken. Is this a typical Gen Z move? Probably.