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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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
There are better things to want than happiness. And these are actually doable things that you can take action on today.
In this post, I share how to wake up happier by creating an evening self-care routine to set your mind at ease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the exact love you need from the person who knows you the best. You! Here are 11 fun ways to love yourself more
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
You can get in shape and improve your health by doing your workouts from home! It’s time to get fit without a gym.
Learn what foods to eat to lose body fat and weight, when to eat them, and how to exercise for optimal fat burning.
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 roasted beet and sweet potato salad with balsamic vinegar is loaded with colorful and nutrient-packed vegetables but so good, it’s almost decadent.
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
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.
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.
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Hi, I'm Sara and I'm so happy you're here! My Think Big Life began shortly after I turned 50. Big changes can happen with a small start, an adjustment of thought, or a simple process. Over time, you transform your life into the one you always dreamed of having.