How to Take Care of Yourself During Stay at Home

From staying healthy and fit to staying emotionally balanced, I’ve got you covered! Here is a round-up of my favorite ways to take care of yourself during stay at home.

I haven’t seen my grandchildren or two of my children in over a month. My son’s wedding for this summer has been cancelled. I had to postpone indefinitely a trip to see my 87 year-old mom.

I miss my family and friends! This is a difficult time for sure.

Look, I know all the memes on Facebook recommend early day drinking and junk food.

At the same time, I have a few friends who are workout beasts who post pictures of themselves doing hand-stand push-ups. What???? It’s a thing!

It looks like we are going to be continuing with some version of being more at home than usual for a while longer.

So, my friends, you gotta take care of yourself! That means finding a place that is not letting yourself go or beating yourself up for not making the most of this time.

If day drinking and eating junk food is an F and learning a new language and getting a 6-pack is an A+, I’m aiming for a solid B.

From staying healthy and fit to staying emotionally balanced, I’ve got you covered! Here is a round-up of my favorite ways to take care of yourself during stay at home.

What does taking care of yourself at home look like?

It means my weight has stayed stable the entire time except for one unfortunate week that involved a loaf of homemade bread. Hint: bread makes me gain weight even if it is gluten-free.

It means I exercise every day. Walking a few miles counts. Barre counts. Anything that feels good counts.

It means most of the time I eat clean. Except for the week of bread incident. And the 4 bags of tortilla chips incident.

It means that I have goals each week about what I want to accomplish and I do them. I make a list and I schedule time for them in the week.

I also schedule “rest” time. Lots of rest time.

It means that I connect with people. I could do more. But hey, I think I’ve got the B for sure on this one.

How to Take Care of Yourself During Stay at Home

I went through my posts and I found the ones that I thought would be most relevant and helpful for you during this time.

I don’t know about you, but I only have three people that I see in person. And I social distance from two of them, you know, keep our six feet.

My primary ways of caring for myself during quarantine are to take care of my:

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Spirit

I’ve found a lot of peace in doing this. Sure, I look forward to being around real people someday and going out to eat. However, I have found a lot of challenge and even fun in leaning into this quieter, slower moving life.

At first, I thought the days were endless. Now they seem to pass by more quickly because I am using my time better. I made the decision that this is not a time that I want to waste.

Do you need help?

In the post below, I share over 20 posts about helping yourself during this time. These are real actionable ideas that you can use right now. However, if that’s not enough, you can also talk to me in person.

If you are struggling and need help, I can provide one-on-one help for you. I’m a certified life and weight coach who can help you make changes in a few weeks versus years. If this sounds like you, schedule a free zoom call here.

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Who knows what the future holds. None of us get any kind of guarantee about life. If this was my last month alive—I want it to count for something. I want to know that I took the best care of myself that I could.

So, here are my top 20 ways to take care of yourself while staying at home!

Staying connected and taking care of yourself are so important right now. While you might feel isolated, there are ways to stay close to your loved ones.

Stay Connected While Staying at Home

It can seem overwhelming to stay connected while social distancing. You have to distance physically, but you can stay socially connected during this time!

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

While you might have to distance yourself physically, you can stay social connected during this time. In this post, I share my favorite ways to stay connected with loved one.

How Long Distance Grandparents can Stay Close

When your grandchildren live far away, it can feel challenging to build a close relationship with them. It is possible though and well worth the effort! Building a close long-distance relationship with grandchildren begins with believing it is doable and then consistently doing the things that will create an amazing bond. Here’s how long-distance grandparents can stay close.

When your grandchildren live far away, it can feel challenging to build a close relationship with them. It is possible though and well worth the effort! This post covers how long distance grandparents can stay close.

Feel Happier While Staying at Home

Stop chasing happiness and learn how to be happy with yourself. These 10 emotions, that you can feel on purpose, will lead to feeling happy with yourself!

How to Be Happy With Yourself

There are better things to want than happiness. And these are actually doable things that you can take action on today.

How to Wake Up Happier

That feeling of being stuck can be simply frustrating to you for a day or two or it can go on much longer and become a real problem. I know how important it is to be able to make progress on goals and projects that are important to you and I want to share some of the things that have helped me.

In this post, I share how to wake up happier by creating an evening self-care routine to set your mind at ease. 

Natural Ways to Improve your Mood

Looking for natural ways to improve your mood? Pick any of these easy-to-do actions and you can lift your spirits in about five minutes.

31 Ways to improve your life

Little changes add up to BIG results when you want to improve your life. Practice these ways to better yourself and over time you will build a life you love.

How to Get Things Done When You Don’t Feel Like it

Do you have something that you need to do but you just don’t have the energy or motivation right now? Here’s an easy process that will teach you how to get things done when you don’t feel like it.

How I Stay Sane in a Crazy World

In this post I share 7 powerful tools to stay sane in a crazy world. As a result, you will handle situations better, improve your health, enjoy better relationships, and reach your goals.

11 Ways to Love Yourself

Here are 11 fun ways to love yourself more. Get the exact love you need from the person who knows you the best. You!

Get the exact love you need from the person who knows you the best. You! Here are 11 fun ways to love yourself more

21 Relaxing Books to Read Before Bed

woman reading a travel memoir in bed

Check out this list of books that will inspire, motivate, and entertain you as well as help you fall asleep and wake up feeling better.

21 Inspiring Travel Memoirs

Here are 20 relaxing books to read before bed. These books will inspire, motivate, and entertain you as well as help you fall asleep and wake up feeling better.

While we are on stay at home orders, check out these inspiring travel memoirs will take you around the world from the comfort of your bed or reading chair!

Get in Shape During Stay at Home

How to Lose Weight with Walking

Walking is a great way to lose weight and it is also a great stress-buster. Getting outside and walking is not only allowed in most areas but encouraged!

Why Walking is the Best Exercise

Walking is an amazing exercise that can help you lose and maintain a healthy weight and remains year after year my favorite exercise. Not only is walking a very effective exercise; it's good for your mood and it's fun as well!

Walking has been my favorite exercise for over 30 years! At 58, I’m the same weight and size (actually a little smaller size) than I was in college. It also helps me stay calm, gives me great ideas, and is just overall an amazing exercise!

Best Workouts to Lose Weight

Here are 10 FREE exercise videos that you can mix and match to burn fat and lose weight. Total body fitness videos are the best workouts for weight loss that I've found.

At the end of a workout, do you EVER say, “I wish I hadn’t done that?” NO! You’re always glad you did it! Here are 10 FREE exercise videos that you can mix and match to burn fat and lose weight.

I exercise at home almost every day of the week. There’s always enough time to do a walk-at-home video or a short HIIT workout. These days, I’m especially grateful to have so many options online and for FREE.

How to Get Fit Without a Gym

Hate to go to the gym or do hard core workouts? But you still want to be in great shape? Me too! Here's how to get fit without a gym.

You can get in shape and improve your health by doing your workouts from home! It’s time to get fit without a gym.

How to Reduce Body Fat Naturally

Here’s how to reduce body fat naturally. Learn what foods to eat to lose body fat and weight, when to eat them, and how to exercise for optimal fat burning.

Learn what foods to eat to lose body fat and weight, when to eat them, and how to exercise for optimal fat burning.

Sunday Detox Stew

This is my go-to soup to get me back on track. It is EASY, delicious, and always makes me feel great. Plus it's gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole 30. Enjoy!

This is my go-to soup to get me back on track. It is EASY, delicious, and always makes me feel great. Plus it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole 30. Enjoy!

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

Picture of roasted beets and sweet potato salad

This roasted beet and sweet potato salad with balsamic vinegar is loaded with colorful and nutrient-packed vegetables but so good, it’s almost decadent.

25 Delicious Healthy Recipes

Healthy food can also be DELICIOUS food too! This is a list of 25 delicious healthy recipes that are good for you. Your taste buds and your body will thank you.

This is a list of 25 delicious healthy recipes that are good for you. Your taste buds and your body will thank you.

Start a Blog at Home

How to Start a Blog

Blogging changed my life in so many ways. In addition to earning money, I've made friends, learned new skills, and grown more confident. You can too! Here's how to start a blog for profit and fun.

If you’ve always wanted to start a blog, now is a great time to do so. This post will walk you through what you need to get started.

10 Reasons to Start a Blog besides making money

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If you’re on the fence about starting a blog this post will give you 10 reasons to start your blog TODAY!

Sara at Home

Thanks for being a part of my time at home! Every one of us is facing a challenge that we could not have anticipated.

I also believe, that we are all drawing on inner reserves that we didn’t know we had. We are discovering that life can change in an instant and we have to adapt and sometimes adapt fast.

For now, the most helpful thing for me has been to make the most of every day! I don’t plan on getting on with life later, I am getting on with it now!

That is the best piece of advice I can give you. Live life right NOW.

Keep showing up my friends,

Sara

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