How I Stay Inspired While At Home

These days, I have to be much more proactive about how I stay inspired while at home, so I wanted to share with you how I'm doing just that. 8 tips to help you stay creative and motivated while sheltering in place and working from home. #creativity #workingfromhome #workfromhome

I am not gonna lie to you guys: I’ve had a rough go of it with sheltering in place. I think at this point I am on week 5… but really, what even IS time anymore? I’ve worked for myself for a long time and most of the time I worked from home (see my tips on being more productive while working from home here). But I have found that my inspiration is majorly lacking… or at least inconsistent. I can’t simply go to a museum or a bookstore or even to the mountains to energize my brain. These days, I have to be much more proactive about how I stay inspired while at home, so I wanted to share with you how I’m doing just that.

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How I Slow Down My Mind When It’s Racing

In these uncertain times, I needed to slow down my mind. So I turned to rituals and behaviors that have helped me a lot in the past — I hope they help you! Wellness and self-care tips during the time of COVID-19 and coronavirus such as going for a walk, journaling, taking CBD, and more. #wellness #selfcare #slowdown #racingmind

Over the weekend, I posted to Instagram about a rough day I was having. Truth be told, I’m starting to emotionally shut as a coping mechanism to deal with sheltering in place. My anxiety is so high and it’s causing my mind to race… and over the weekend it got really bad. So I took a step back. I knew that I needed to slow down my mind, so I turned to rituals and behaviors that have helped me a lot in the past. I hope they help you in these scary times, too.

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How To Unwind At the End of a Long Day

Is working from home stressing you out? These tips and rituals have helped me to unwind at the end of a long day many times. I hope they help you, too! Wellness and self care tips from jojotastic.com #selfcare #unwind #wellness

Ever since I moved my desk back into the tiny bungalow and sheltered in place, it feels like every day is a long day. Especially because I literally only have 640 square feet to explore and hang out in. It’s also been hard because Sean is an essential worker, so I spend a lot of time during the day alone. It gets to me. I consciously decided to create a ritual that helps me unwind at the end of a long day and unplug. In case you’re in a similar situation or just don’t know where to start when making your own ritual, here’s what has helped me:

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6 Ways to Make Your Small Bedroom Feel Like a Relaxing Sanctuary

6 Ways to Make Your Small Bedroom Feel Like a Relaxing Sanctuary! Tips for aromatherapy, how to make your bedding even better, what kind of lighting to use in a bedroom and more. #smallbedroom #sanctuary #smallspaces #bedroom #selfcare #selfcaretips #wellness

Self isolating in a small space has been… something. Sean is still working because his job has been deemed essential, but I have barely left my house in over a week except to go out into our backyard. Our home is 640 sqft and lately it’s felt too small because of my self quarantine! I’m a little stir crazy now that I’m an indoor cat (we’ve been joking about that). We only have 2 rooms with doors, the bedroom and the bathroom. So I’ve focused a LOT lately on making our small bedroom feel more like a relaxing sanctuary from all the craziness in the world. If you’re in the same situation, these 6 tips might help you!

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Small Things to Do At Home That You Never Have Time to Do

Small Things To Do At Home While Sheltering In Place During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Self-care ideas, small home projects, and a to do list of simple chores to do that you never have time to do. #chores #todolist #coronavirus #shelterinplace #covid19 #stayhome #thingstodoathome

I suspect by now we’re all getting a little bit stir crazy… at least I am. Even though I generally work from home, there’s something about being told not to go out that’s making me want to leave my house all the more. But given how important it is to stay home, that is my number 1 priority right now. I’m trying to use this time as best as I can… and giving myself the grace to relax when it feels right. But it’s also a really good time to tackle things that I never have time to do. I brainstormed a long list of what those chores could be and thought you’d find it helpful, too!

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My Coronavirus Resource Guide + Personal Thoughts

My Coronavirus Resource Guide + Personal Thoughts

It took me a while to publish today’s post. I rewrote it a few times and, once, even deleted it. Everything in the news today is so serious and so scary that I actually almost didn’t even get out of bed today. There are so many unknowns with my lungs that I am taking Coronavirus extremely seriously. My genetic testing appointment got pushed out because it’s too risky for me to go to medical facilities right now. So now I am hunkered down in my home, trying to work, but also trying to find some joy. If you missed my Instagram post over the weekend, Sean and I got chicks for my birthday. They have provided the truest, simplest, sweetest form of joy that I could possibly ask for right now. I am always trying to make this blog a better, more useful place for you — and right now I think the best way I can do that is to make a post that offers my suggestions for this uncertain time.

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8 Things That Help Me Be More Productive

Are you working from home unexpectedly? These 8 tips will help you be more productive while working out of your home office. How to Be More Productive When Working from Home (8 Tips That Work for Me!) #workfromhome #WFM #productivity #productivityhack #freelancingtips

I’m no stranger to working from home and working for myself. After 5-6 years of freelancing, I have a pretty firm grasp on what works for me… and what doesn’t. At the end of the day, it’s all about knowing what helps you be more productive. I’ve done a ton of self reflection on this topic and wanted to share what’s worked for me today… especially with the scary news of the Coronavirus because so many more people are choosing to work from home. As someone with a pulmonary condition, I am taking as many precautions as I can and staying home.

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