Hey guys! Today I’m happy to join some wonderful ladies to put together this Pandemic Family Resource Guide hosted by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate. This resource guide includes frugal or simple ingredient recipes, cleaning/disinfecting tips, family games and crafts, and other things to help families deal with the pandemic crisis.
We put together the resource guide as an InLinkz link party as an easy way to navigate to the topics you want to see, then click on the topic picture to take you to the blog where the topic is hosted. You can find the complete guide at the bottom of this post.
Until recently, my blog focus has been farmhouse style DIY projects and decor inspiration only, so I didn’t have much to share in the resource guide. I managed to dig a recipe out of my archives that I thought would be helpful: Easy Microwave Quinoa. Add some of your favorite spices and this makes a nice side dish on it’s own, or add chicken and/or vegetables for a healthy main dish.
Although I didn’t have much to contribute to the resource guide, I do have some tips from Partners In Health: 10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing. I’m used to being at home a lot because I am an introvert who works from home, so the stay at home order hasn’t affected my day to day life all that much. But I understand that most people aren’t used to being cooped up at home for long periods of time, or they may live in a smaller home, or they may have a lot of family members under the same roof; all of which can be extremely stressful.
Although the first time I saw this list was a couple of days ago, a lot of what was on it are things I normally practice even though I rarely feel cooped up when I’m home for long periods of time. (Maybe that’s why?) If you’re struggling with staying at home, I hope that you find this list helpful.
10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing
- Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing; use technology to connect widely;
- Clear routines and schedule, seven days a week, at home—don’t go overboard;
- Exercise and physical activity, daily if possible;
- Learning and intellectual engagement—books, reading, limited internet;
- Positive family time—working to counter negativity;
- Alone time, outside if possible, but inside too; but remember, don’t isolate;
- Focused meditation and relaxation;
- Remember the things that you really enjoy doing, that you can do in this situation, and find a way to do them;
- Limit exposure to TV and internet news; choose small windows and then find ways to cleanse yourself of it;
- Bathe daily, if possible, to reinforce the feeling of cleanliness.
I hope these tips will make life while staying at home a bit easier until the stay at home order is lifted.
Pandemic Family Resource Guide
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will find all the information, tips and ideas here helpful. We will all get through this together!