The colder weather and recent additional restrictions are forcing most of us to spend a little more time inside than the past few months. I tried the whole dining outdoors in 30 degree weather thing and while it’s fun from time to time, it’s definitely not something to do often if we want to keep our fingers from freezing off. Here are some things I’m doing to stay busy over the next couple of months.
arts & crafts 🎨
We learned early into quarantine that there are so many arts & crafts for us to start at home that most turned into small businesses popping up the later part of this year! Tie dying, jewelry making, home improvement projects, painting, the list goes on and on. I have a bracelet making kit on it’s way to me right now that I’m excited to start. My goal is to take my eyes off my phone while watching tv at night so this will hopefully to the trick and give me something else to focus on.
closet clean out 👗
This is usually the time of the year that I take a long hard look at what’s in my closet and start stripping away the excess. I’m not a hoarder of clothes whatsoever so it’s not a hard job for me to do. It feels so good to get rid of clutter I no longer need or want in my tiny NYC apartment. I also take a look at any beauty products I won’t use or haven’t even opened. What I do with it is the next challenge.
If I’m looking to sell my clothes, I typically use Poshmark because it’s so easy to list and forget about it. If they don’t sell for a few months, I’ll take to my local Goodwill or donate to Dress for Success. For beauty products, I’ll either give out to my friends & family or donate to my local women’s shelter.
pick up a new hobby 🔎
It’s the perfect time of year to take that course, pick up your old instrument, or dust off your language skills. Masterclass is a great resource to start learning from industry leaders and they’re doing a 2 for 1 offer for the second time this year. You can learn business leadership from Howard Schultz, fashion design from Marc Jacobs, and self-made entrepreneurship from Sarah Blakely. And that’s just scratching the surface of the type of courses the offer.
get active! 💪🏻
Being cooped up for months can take a toll on our physical and mental health. If you live in warmer temps or have the occasional nice day, get outside! Take a walk with family or friends even if it’s only for 20 minutes. The sun is so essential during this time. If you can’t get outside, get active at home. There are so many great online workouts available we can take advantage of, including some free YouTube workouts. Some of my favorites include Corepower, Melissa Wood Health, Peloton, and MadFit.
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