As we enter month seven of the current normal, I have been thinking a lot about how we stay balanced, focused on the positives and continue to find ways to have fun! Here are a few things that help me!
Find Your Outlet – I recommend finding your outlet to stay sane and serene. For me it is running and my Peloton bike. Daily runs or a spin class have been my sanity. The great thing about the Peloton app and rides is I feel like I am working out with friends, which is something I miss.
Get Creative – Our kids really missed weekend nights hanging out with friends. So, we started virtual game nights with family and friends. We even had some with friends of mine from college and their kids who we do not normally see. We are continuing to do these nights as a fun way to connect with family and friends. Carter and Jim also love to cook! Lots of time has been spent trying new recipes and getting creative in the kitchen. We also have been back to our yard games with the cooler weather.
Give Grace – This is unchartered territory for all of us, so we must give ourselves, our spouses and kids grace. We are all going to have our moments and we need to embrace those moments.