Quarantine Burnout

What to do? Childcare, job, and even extracurricular teachers down your throat? How to survive the burnout…

  1. It will not last forever.
  2. Hide at least once a day for an hour.
  3. Make sure to get a bit manic about one thing, whether it be embroidery, grocery shopping, weeding.
  4. Remember it is so healthy for your kids to not have everything go their way, when your children are 20 there will be no “quarter life” crisis, they will get it. Life gives you curve balls, duck as best as you can and make the best of it.
  5. Try to exercise. As best as you can.
  6. Try to meditate, as best as you can.
  7. Allow yourself one lovely indulgence a day. Chocolate, wine, bath, etc.
  8. Go outside. Vitamin D is beneficial for mood states. In and of itself the more time spent outside the better. There is a great book on this titled “Last Child in the Woods” I highly recommend it.
  9. Celebrate the small wins.
  10. Wake up to music, lately my son and I dance every morning to Stevie Wonder, “I just call to say I love you.” You can not not be happy listening to that song, and, “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
  11. Try to find the silver linings of a quarantine. You and your family will be stronger. It is a needed reset for the environment’s health and for our own health, -we all run around way too much and way too fast. We have the luxury to quarantine. And it is okay to still hate it and wish it were over and not take advantage of any of these silver linings suggested.
  12. Remember this can not last forever. Oh I said that one already, ha.
  13. Get the Peloton app, and no peloton is not paying me say this, but it has been amazing. Thank you Robyn Arzon.

Maybe it’s not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate.” 
― Ozzy Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz

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