How are you staying sane during this quarantine? Are you still working, do you have kids and are trying to balance both? I saw a meme recently that said “what a time to be childless.” This is something my husband and I have struggled with but it’s almost seems like a tiny blessing right now. I’m not currently working, I canceled all my photoshoots and my graphic design work has depleted. I am not the kind of person who can sit still. I have to be active. My three R’s of quarantine are: running, recipes and reno!
Running: Getting outside for runs has been great for my mental health as well as my body. It’s also been fun way to explore more of my neighborhood (Old Fourth Ward) and the surrounding neighborhoods such as Inman Park, Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. I’m also balancing my runs with long bike rides, HIIT workouts (hello Sydney Cummings on YouTube) and yoga!
Recipes: As a foodie eating is one of my favorite things to do (also a reason for all the running, lol). Dining out and supporting my local restaurants is important to me but I really do love cooking. I’ve brought back some of my favorite classic dishes like shrimp tacos with chipotle sauce, Thai basil chicken and eggplant parmesan. I’ve also been exploring new recipes like Caico e Pepe (so easy!), champagne sage sauce for lobster ravioli and Shakshuka.
Renovations: I’ve been in my new home for just over a year and I LOVE my neighborhood! My husband and I bought a project and are renovating everything ourselves. Want to know if your relationship can stand the test of time? Renovate a house together, while living in it! The current project is our guest bathroom.
Rest: Ok, so maybe there is a fourth R of quarantine. I have a hard time stopping and relaxing, I literally can’t nap even if I try. I feel like I should be doing something but, if it rains it’s as if Mother Nature is forcing me to stop and take a break. Mentally and physically I need that from time to time.
Tell me, how are you coping? What are your 3 (or 4) R’s of Quarantine? Tell me in the comments below and let me know if you have any recipes I must try!