With the recent Covid-19 outbreak, thousands of families have found themselves stuck at home with each other. While this isn’t a problem for some families or individuals, it can be extremely stressful for other families or individuals that aren’t accustomed to having so many people in their space… all the time. Regardless of which category you fall under, I will present 3 ways in which I have felt more in balance since this outbreak has brought my family together indefinitely.
1- Try to get into a rhythm again. If the head of the household was laid off, it could have created a stir in the environment. It’s stressful knowing there’s no income flowing into the home. My father once told me, if you find yourself laid off or without work in the future, finding a job becomes your new full time job.
Whatever hours you would have put into your work schedule at your old job, you should designate to finding a new job. Then, when you would have gotten off work, be done for the day. Relax or spend quality time with those you love. However, you should get back on it whenever you would have clocked in the next day. If you have kids and their activities have been cancelled, encourage them to practice while everything is on hold! Use this time to take up an instrument or another hobby! Keep everyone productive and moving and you’ll find yourself in another rhythm.
2- Clean up the house! If it’s gotten to a point where it seems impossible, ask for help! Family and friends want you to be happy. When you reach out, others will come. If you don’t feel comfortable with that. Hire out work! Even if you might not believe it, cleaning companies want you to be happy too. They want to do an excellent job and make sure that you feel clean in your own home.
Not only will a clean home lift spirits, but it will also relieve stress and give you and any other residents a sense of hope and peace. One such cleaning company that can be contacted is Perth Home Cleaners. They are a group of specialized house cleaners that will ensure a clean space for you. Not only will they clean carpets, walls, and windows, but if you have projects that need to be done outside as well, they are more than happy to help you take care of anything that might be cumbersome to your life.
3- Start organized activities with the family. If you don’t have a set dinner time, try it out. Try sitting down together as a family and talk with one another. If they aren’t on a rough sleeping schedule or practice regimen, find something that they’ll be able to look forward to every day. As you do so, you will see a newer meaning come into your home and a feeling of balance.