Six Realistic Things I’m Doing To Stay Sane During Quarantine

Y’all, I had an entire list of things I planned to do towards the beginning of the pandemic to keep a regular routine. It included attending all of the cool virtual events I could as well as getting dolled up and dressed every day. That was in April, when I naively thought this all was going to be wrapped up by summer.

We’re six months in now. I put on sweatpants and call it a day as I try to get work done. If my curls are popping in the morning, that’s a win. Virtual experiences (happy hours, virtual lunches, etc) have become annoying because, between work, side hustling, and watching Netflix, looking at screens all day can be draining. Minus some of the Verzuz battles on Instagram Live (I personally applaud Brandy and Monica for finally doing one!!!).

So this is my personal, new realistic list of things that I have found have kept me relatively sane in the midst of this pandemic. Hopefully, some of them help you!

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The Struggles of Living Alone During Quarantine

The coronavirus is taking its toll on the world. 

I don’t complain often because there are people dying of COVID alone across the world and their families are left to grieve without getting to say proper goodbyes. There are essential workers getting paid dust and people still struggling to pay bills due to losing jobs or side hustles. There are parents struggling to telework while keeping their kids educated and entertained at home (if this hasn’t proven that teachers deserve way more money and support, I honestly don’t know what will). There are way bigger issues to worry about, I know. 

At this point, it’s been almost 4 months since I’ve been in quarantine. My last day of working in the office was March 13 before my organization went on full telework. I don’t go out really other than to go to the store and the occasional visit to my immediate family. I was good with that at first. The first few months were completely fine. I’ve enjoyed working from home (and still do, honestly). Netflix and I had an amazing relationship already, and then add Disney+ to the mix? BLISS. I got to take more naps and virtual events were fun…for a while. 

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LOL: The Class of 2038 Will Have Some Hilarious Quarantine Names According To TikTok Video

In these crazy times, we all need love and laughs right now. I take them where I can get them, so I want to share some with you.

TikTok user @tali_sweetheart_mom created a video with the future Class of 2038 (18 years from now). As each “graduate” crosses the stage, the unique names that they might receive during quarantine are called.

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This Pennsylvania Teen is Creating Care Packages for Seniors During Coronavirus Pandemic

You guys know that I love highlighting what people are doing in their communities, specifically during this time of crisis. It’s also always great to see young people out here committed to making this world a better place. That rings true of this next teen I’m featuring today.

High schooler Hita Gupta is a sophomore at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. She has been creating care packages for nursing home residents in her area during this pandemic!

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Inspirational Jam: “Smile”-Kirk Franklin (Virtual Music Video)

“It’s so hard to look up when you look down
Sure would hate to see it when you give up now
You look so much better when you smile, so smile!”

Today’s Inspirational Jam is one of my favorites!  Kirk Franklin‘s “Smile” is such an incredibly encouraging song to listen to, especially when I’m feeling kind of down.

In these crazy times, Kirk recently recorded a virtual video for the song with artists like Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, and more. I’ve heard this song so many times but seeing this video put not only a smile on my face, but also brought a few tears to my eyes!

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