How We Prioritize Alone Time In a Small Space

The benefits of alone time + how to prioritize personal time while living with a small space. Self-care tips for me time. #selfcare #smallspaces #wellness #livingsmall #smallhouse

I consider myself to be incredibly lucky right now because Sean is still considered an essential worker and therefore going to work every day. That means I generally have the house all to myself… all 640 square feet of it! One question I’m asked a lot though is how each of us gets alone time in a small space. I’m guessing this gets asked a lot for a few reasons: our bedroom door is a barn door, so it doesn’t close all the way like a traditional door. Or maybe because I don’t have an office where I can hideaway. Even though we live in such a small home, we’ve been able to put into practice a few things that helps each of us prioritize alone time.

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All About the Health Benefits of Gardening

Thinking of starting a victory garden? Check out these health benefits of gardening for your mental health and physical health! #backyard #outdoordecor #gardening #PNWgardens #wellness #selfcare #benefitsofgardening

I’ve said this a few times before… the amount of enjoyment I get out of yard work is so unexpected! It’s literally one of my favorite part of owning our bungalow. I love getting my hands dirty, planning landscaping projects, and planting things for us to eat. Or even plants that are just pretty to look at and smell good! I don’t know why, this always surprises me, still! But in talking with my coach, it makes sense because there are so many health benefits of gardening. I decided to dig a bit further and research why that is so I could share with you today.

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13 Modern Air Purifiers That Aren’t Ugly

13 Modern Air Purifiers That Aren't Ugly! A round up of modern air cleaners with HEPA filters, activated carbon, and more to help with dander, allergies, smoke, and more. #roundup #airpurifier #interiordesign #homedecor

Recently, I conducted a poll on Instagram and tons of people asked me to share a round up that’s similar to my post about stylish humidifiers — but this time about modern air purifiers! I’ve used plants as air purifiers for a while, but with spring upon us, my allergies are terrible. We have the windows open to let in that fresh air, but woof, the pollen!! In case you’re in the same scenario, I thought it would be helpful to share which air purifier I use + round up a few more stylish and modern options for you!

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My Week of Doing Puzzles

Personal Essay about taking a week of from work for self-care during quarantine and coronavirus. Finding peace and meditation in doing jigsaw puzzles. #quarantine #personalessay #stayhome #selfcare #wellness

I have probably rewritten the first sentence of this post and stared at the cursor for at least 30 minutes, not really knowing how to start off. You might have noticed that I didn’t share any blog posts last week and barely posted to social media… the truth is that I just needed a break. I had hit 2020 running with so many goals of launching my classes, exploring opening an online shop, writing some really in depth blog posts, and so much more. Especially because I took off time during the holidays to regroup, rest, and relax! I was so ready for 2020, optimistic even. But with the arrival of COVID-19, it feels so much like my motivation and drive have taken a hit. In just a week, I feel like my entire life got flipped upside down and everything shifted… and along with it, went my focus.

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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 #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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