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How to Stay Sane at Home
Hey all you cool cats and kittens!
Please, don’t let that scare you away. I promised a friend I would start a post like that this week and well, I chose this one. I promise I’m not weird and wouldn’t feed my husband to a tiger. I think.
If you can’t tell by that, I’ve been home for way too long and could clearly use a check up on my stay sane at home tips. You’re likely in the same damn boat.
It’s surprising because I’ve always considered myself more of a homebody. I like doing things at home and keeping busy. And let’s just be honest, I’ve gotten kind of used to being stuck at home ever since becoming a twin mama. In the early days, it just wasn’t worth it most of the time to get out and actually go somewhere.
I’m actually doing a lot of the same things I did then, now. Like evening drives to nowhere alone, watching a lot of Youtube, and getting a weird urge to bake all sorts of things.
Through-out my journey as a stay at home/work from home mom of twins, I have kind of gotten used to the flows of life at home with my littles. It’s nowhere near easy. And being stuck at home with them now 24/7 has been a true test of my patience. But I am learning things that are helping me stay sane at home.
10 Tips on How to Stay Sane at Home
- Create a good routine for yourself that provides for your mental health
- Set social media timers
- Give yourself some Grace
- Regular Facetime/Video Chats with friends and family
- Recognize your stressors
- Give yourself timeouts
- Decide on a few small goals to work towards
- Utilize screen time
- Put on fresh clothes/little bit of makeup to feel alive
- Find yourself a good iced coffee recipe
Now I won’t say those ten tips about how to stay sane at home are the end all be all– but they help.
I would never call myself the most sane person in this world. But those few things, like recognizing my stressors, giving myself timeouts and finding a good iced coffee recipe, absolutely help me step closer towards the “sane” range.
Whatever you do, I hope you take these few tools into consideration during this trying time and figure out how to tweak them for your own sanity.