Reinvent Yourself: from making do, to making it happen
Like many of you, I’m still riding the wave of emotion since our self-isolation has turned into state and national lockdown. One day, I’m doing fine and loving precious time spent with my family, and the next? I’m crying and helpless, forcing myself to do something, anything, just to get through the day.
In a blended family of nine, you’re kind of forced to be creative at all times. Creativity is survival around here. And I mean creative with finances, creative with food, creative with entertainment, you name it. Just add nearly 15 years of this and it all adds up: Gardening is a great example of this and I’m so happy summertime is on its way.
One thing I will say I miss terribly from my regular routine, is shopping. I admit this sounds quite shallow at a time like this, but getting ready for life and work is something that has boosted how I feel about myself over the years. Clothes improve my mood; fun, funky, comfortable, easy clothes. If I feel like I look awesome, then I have a jammin’ day. Seriously, it’s that easy. That said, here are some acceptable staples to stay at home with:
You may not know what a self help junkie I am. A pessimist at heart, I have been working hard to re-wire my brain for a more positive outlook. Essentially, much like how you can speak negatively to yourself and believe it, the same is also true for positive self-talk. The more we interrupt the negativity and reframe our thinking, the more change-in-a-good-way we’ll see. These are my top three to get started:
Last but not least here are some staples to help with making your days spent in isolation simplified, organized and, of course, special:
How are you staying busy/engaged/creative? How are you giving yourself space to experience the emotional swing each day brings fourth? Remember, I need human connection, too–so I’d love to hear from you. <3
Big time love on a (very good) day,
So Called Mom
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