#MondayMotivation Quarantine Edition: 10 Ways to Keep Busy

In New York, we’ve been in quarantine for quite some time now. As we reach the end of our “to-do” list we find ourselves running out of ways to keep busy. Follow this list of ways to feel productive and accomplished today while having some fun at the same time.

Tie Dye Tee-Shirts. You can’t tell me you haven’t seen tie dye almost everywhere so far this spring. Why not try making your own tie dye oversized tee shirt, sweatshirt, or shorts. Amazon has a wide assortment of tie dye kits that you can purchase along with the white tee shirts. Bring out your inner 70’s and promote positivity and optimism in colorful fashion.

Make Bracelets with a Bead Set. If you’re a fan of Bauble Bar like I am you know beaded bracelets are trending this season. You can order a bead set from Amazon or Michaels and get creative with the shapes, colors and sizes. Add an inspirational word for you to look at every time you look down at your hand, maybe even send a few to your friends!

Draw with Chalk. Bring your artistic skills to life and make your driveway colorful with chalk. Add an optimistic quote such as “This too shall pass” to inspire everyone who drives or walks by that things are going to turn around and everything will return to normal again.

Bake. Everyone loves fresh baked cookies delivered to their doorstep. I made a large batch of chocolate chip cookies tied up with ribbons and a cheerful name tag to all my friends last week, and they loved them. This can be a difficult time for many people so let your friends know you love them and are there for them by delivering something personal.

Do a Puzzle. Puzzles. may sound boring but they actually make the time fly by. You can ship or do curb side pick-up from Michaels, who has tons of puzzles to choose from or order online from Amazon. Pick a puzzle that appeals to you and your interests. I love doing puzzles with colorful pieces of candy or anything from the Disney collection!

Start Something You’ve Been Putting Off. Now that you have all this extra time on your hands why not put it to use. I started this blog during the quarantine when I wasn’t originally planning on launching it until May 1st. “Great things never come from comfort zones” so stop thinking about it and pick a place to start, trust me you won’t regret it.

Organize your Closet. Time for everyone’s favorite task, organizing your closet. Spice it up a bit with some new hangers or shoe racks to display your favorite shoes, or organize your closet by color or pattern; whatever makes it fun for you to put outfits together in the early morning. Make sure you go through any clothes you don’t wear anymore and donate them to a charitable organization. They need them more than you do!

Wash your Makeup Brushes. Did you read my blog on ways to switch up your beauty routine during quarantine? If not click here to read it! Go through your old makeup and toss what is expired or what you won’t wear anymore to make way for new products. And wash your makeup brushes, I repeat, wash your makeup brushes.

Help our Healthcare Workers. Visit the website of your local hospital or Twitter of your state’s governor for a list of needed supplies for healthcares workers. Make a few masks if you can find the supplies or pair together with a local business to send coffee or food. Donate any non-perishables or extra food to the healthcare workers who are unable to grocery shop right now. You count and one person can always make a difference! Here is an article from The New York Times on how to make a cloth face mask.

Go for a Walk. Go for a walk around your neighborhood, and if you have a dog take them too! Fresh air is good for the mind, body and soul so don’t forget to focus on your mental health as well as your physical heath and safety by practicing social distancing.

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