10 WAYS

TO KEEP POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE & GRATEFUL WHILE AT HOME

The corona virus epidemic has many of us locked up at home and going a little stir crazy. the fear, the panic, the worry, the sheer insanity of ‘cabin fever’ sets in pretty quickly! Here are 10 enlivening ways to revive yourself, be productive, feel inspired and keep healthy.

Mindset & Positive Living

RECONNECT.

In times of stress our most precious gifts are our relationships

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RECONNECT! Call an old friend. Life gets so busy running to the office, day care, school and extracurricular activities that we often don’t get the time to catch up with old friends or family far away. If you’re stuck at home, now is the perfect time to pick up that phone or send that short ‘hello old friend’ text message. It will brighten their day and yours too!

GO ON A PHONE PHOTO PURGE!

Look back, relive the memories then share, purge, and feel free.

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Clean out your phone’s over packed photo album. The greatest thing about digitals is that we can take endless clicks to get just the perfect picture. But then we’re left with hundreds and even thousands of unnecessary photos. Take an hour and go through your phones photo album and save only your favorites. Share some old memories with friends. You’ll enjoy looking back and I bet it brings a few smiles to your face!

REVIVING THE OLD WITH THE NEW.

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Photo memories bring us all joys. Celebrate your loved ones

Look on your walls and at your desk frames…. How old are those photos? I’m a photographer and most of the photos I have framed are years old. With the onset of the digital photo world, I print far less. Honestly it’s a matter of being so lazy from over packed days that I never got to it. I walk by the frames on my wall like it is wall paper. I’m only reminded how old the photos are when friends come by and comment. I’m going to take some time to find some favorite new photos and update my walls and desk frames. I’m printing a few special ones for my mom, dad, kids and for friends. I know it’ll bring a smile to their face.

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GIVING GRATITUDE & MINDSET

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Being grateful is a mindset that will start and end your day with inner happiness

In the morning, take just 5 minutes to write 3 things that will empower your day. I like to start of my day by acknowledging three things positive things I want to accomplish today, such as "today I will be positive, calm and centered because I want to share love and peace with those I love around me, not stress".

At the end of the day, take 5 minutes to write 3 things that you are grateful for or things that happened in your day that you are grateful for. It's not about accomplishing goals, it's about setting a grateful mindset that will start and end your day with fulfillment about your life.

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NEW HOBBIES & OLD.

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In times of stress our most precious gifts are our relationships

I used to love to draw with charcoal and pencil. Fashion sketches were my love. It was relaxing and so gratifying to create. It fuels my excitement and gives me renewed inspiration. Have an old hobby you used to love? Why not try a new one? Just take a one hour break in your day at home. You’ll enjoy this downtime.

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REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE.

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Spice up your style & image without having to go shopping!

In my closet of a thousand clothes, I swear I wear the same favorite outfits over and over again! Time to get rid of the ones I really don’t care for anymore. Then re-look at what’s left and put new -5 new outfit combinations together. I put each complete outfit on one hanger. Need tips on how to find better fits for your body? How to choose more complimenting wardrobe? We offer a Free 15 minute wardrobe &style consult by phone or a full one hour in-studio (or facetime/skype) style consultation for $50. We'll give you ideas for better fit, updated style, plus tips & inspiration for the look you want.

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REVIVE YOUR LOOK BY STARTING A STYLE INSPIRATION BOARD AT HOME.

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Be inspired. Invigorate your mind while at home.

Start a new PINTERST page board and start pinning new fresh looks that you like. Choose photos that have an outfit you like, a new hairstyle you like, a make up look you’re attracted to. You’ll start seeing a pattern of what you like. Many people are often surprised that they choose a lot of outfits with color and yet their wardrobe is all black, gray or white mostly.

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START A NEW AT-HOME- WORKOUT ROUTINE.

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Staying healthy is priority. Working out relieves stress.

With so many of the fitness centers temporarily closed, start a new at-home workout routine. Make it as short at 15 minutes or as long as an hour. Moving the muscles and increasing the heart rate will refresh your body, mind, and spirit. You may think it’s useless to do, but just try it for a week and you’ll see how it clears your head and makes you feel refreshed inside. When you feel clear and refreshed, you’ll find your spirits will be brighter and you can accomplish much more!

GIVE & SHARE… and you shall RECEIVE!

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In times of stress our most precious gifts are our relationships

We all like getting gifts, but you’d be surprised how much you get from giving or sharing with others. It’s more rewarding to make a difference in someones life than to have to be on the end of needing help from others. SHARE some motivation or inspiration with someone who is worried, scared or fearful in this epidemic crisis. REASSURE them of the positive. SPREAD good words and create a positive mindset to those around you. This is a moment where much of life has changed for many (temporarily) and change can be scary for many. Give them reassurance of the good. Keep them positive with your words of encouragement. You’ll feel good about making even the smallest difference in someone’s life!

TRY SOMETHING NEW!

Enrich, Inspire, Educate, Challenge, Empower yourself

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To keep from going stir crazy at home, try something new to inspire, enrich or reinvigorate yourself. Here are a few ideas:

ENRICH yourself: Browse YOUtube and learn a new craft/art/skill.

INSPIRE yourself: Try a new creative art form. Check out Creativelive.com

EDUCATE yourself: Learn a new language online. Watch a TED talks segment. It has topics from art, history,

technology to business and love. Learn & be inspired by others.

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EMPOWER yourself: Personal Journaling is a powerful release & spark for creativity

CALM yourself: Yoga / Meditation

INVIGORATE: Create a new music playlist. Try different genres of music. Music gets the soul going!

CREATE: Learning photography, even on your iphone. Learn how to capture more captivating photos,

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