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You Are Not Stuck Inside

Is anyone keeping track of how many days we’ve been under quarantine? Neither have we, but it feels a lot longer than it should. We miss airing live in your homes everyday and gathering as a full team at our headquarters.

How have you been doing? Please share with us in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Most of us are feeling the impact of this new normal. Sleeping patterns are out of whack and keeping a healthy diet is a challenge with unlimited access to the fridge. It’s hard not to reminisce about the freedom we took for granted just a few months ago.

Going to the gym is a distant memory. Going out with friends for drinks? Unthinkable today. But before our minds continue down that rabbit hole, we hope another thought crosses your mind.

This is only temporary. I am not stuck inside—I am saving someone’s life.

Redirecting negative perspectives is vital in these uncertain times. Affirming why we’re all staying inside, and doing so often, is also important. We don’t know when this will all be over, but we do know staying in is the best thing we can do for both ourselves and humanity. So if you’re feeling a little down, isolated or discouraged, we suggest doing these things to help ease your mind:

Keep a journal. Remember jotting down your thoughts as a teenager? What a perfect time to pick that habit up again. Write a page a day or just a few sentences about quarantine life. It will be a treat to yourself and potentially others once this is all over.

Write positive messages on Post-it notes and post them all around the house. Besides making to-do lists, post-it notes are an easy way to put a smile on someone’s face and remind them to think positively. We suggest “Staying inside=saving lives” and “We’re all in this together” to affirm your why during this quarantine.

Schedule some time to break a sweat. Keep healthy and happy with some physical activity followed up by getting fresh air in the backyard, balcony or a well-ventilated room. It’s a great way to dedicate some time to take care of your mind, body and spirit.

Try a new recipe. Let’s address the elephant in the room–some of us are absolutely tired of cooking for ourselves already. But maybe some newness in your repertoire will excite you again. Start with attempting to make whatever outside food you’re craving. Then, take it up a notch by whipping up the dessert of your absolute dreams. The great world wide web is there with millions of recipes to get you started, including the TSC Blog and TSC’s YouTube – In the Kitchen.

Hang in there everyone!

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