March 17, 2020
Even though the outbreak has been going on for months, it’s really only hit home hard for us here in Canada + North America over the past week. With schools and businesses closed, and Ontario declaring a state of emergency earlier this morning, this difficult time has gotten serious.
This is a tough situation, but if we can stay positive and think of our communities locally and globally, we can all pull through. For everyone stuck at home, I realize how hard it is. Obviously working from home is not nearly as isolating as what we’re experiencing right now, but those of us who live + work in the same space can empathize with anyone who feels stuck and restless.
Whether you’re a self employed entrepreneur or are suddenly working from home – it’s hard. I put together a list of productivity tips to help you get stuff done.
My spin studio has closed its doors – as have most other gyms and fitness centres. Even though gyms and recreation centres aren’t open for the time being, you can still do at-home workouts with little to no equipment. Here are some apps and videos to try (I’ve used all of these and love them!):
As a working parent, I try to make my time between 830am-3pm as productive as possible. With kids being home from school, though, it’s a whole new set of challenges. These are some programs and things to try with your kids so they can stay busy and continue learning while schools are closed.
Panic and negativity don’t help anyone. As much as this is a stressful time, with people unable to work, get outside, or provide for their families, being positive will get us through. Lizzo led a mass meditation on Instagram, which is the perfect example of what we all need to be doing – being the light.
Even if you’re not able to work or leave your house, there are still ways you can support local small businesses.
If you have any other tips or advice that you think would be helpful, please feel free to share in the comments! And make sure to take care of each other and be kind. xo
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