Create Personal Space During Quarantine
Anyone starting to feel a little stir crazy and irritated with the people in your home during the quarantine? Anyone?
I am sure it's not just me. Or my boys. Or my husband.
We've had lots of togetherness over the past few days, and now that our travel plans have been postponed, we have much more time planned in the near future.
In my house, it's really easy to start driving each other a little batty when we are all together for long periods of time. So, I've compiled a list of things we can all do to create space with one another as we are in for a long haul of togetherness.
1.) Plan for a quiet time each day. Something we have done regularly on weekends and days off is to plan for a quiet hour during the afternoons. Everyone has their own spot in the house to do a quiet activity. It's the perfect time to quietly read a book, take a nap or watch a show. We usually do this around 1 or 2pm in the afternoon.
2.) Plan for quiet time in the evening. Unless we are watching a movie together, we all find a way to indulge in our own activities. The boys have favorite shows and toys in their rooms, I tend to write in my journal or watch my own guilty pleasure TV.
3.) Create fun activities to do as a family or together. Usually, we do better with structured activities during the day that takes the pressure off of feeling bored. Hikes, nature walks, games (scrabble anyone?!) making muffins, cooking dinner, creating art...
4.) Escape with a book (if your household will let you). If you have little kids, this isn't as easy but if you can, this is a great way to create space.
5.) Go for walks in your neighborhood alone and if you have kiddos leave them home with your spouse (and then offer for your partner to take a walk on his/her own). Give yourself 15 to 30 minutes to breath in fresh air and connect in with your surroundings.
6.) Give yourself 10 minutes in the morning and evening for a grounding meditation. It will do wonders for your psyche.
Do you have any other ways you create space when there's a lot of togetherness going on? I'd love to hear your ideas in the comments!
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