Let’s talk about how to slay during your quarantine break as a small business owner!
I have spent the last few months laying low. As I work through some personal obstacles, I’ve been more of a homebody than ever. During this wedding off-season, I’ve been playing catch up on self-care and getting healthy. With the news of the Coronavirus spreading locally, we have all been urged to stay in and practice social distancing. Admittedly, I was worried about spending even more time at home as my opportunities to travel again were finally approaching, but there is a silver lining to every situation!
Taking everyone’s health into consideration is now the priority. If that means spending more time at home, it’s what has to be done. The bigger question? What the hell to do with ALL THAT TIME!
Don’t worry. I’ve put a lot of thought into this and I’ve come up with some ways you can be productive from home. Let’s stop looking at this as a quarantine, and more like an extended off season to tackle some goals.
Okay, okay, this one might seem obvious. However-if you’re going to be working from home, a clean space is a productive one. Take it a step past keeping things tidy and get organized. Remove distractions. Purge things that aren’t bringing you joy. Open the windows. Play your favorite album and break for appropriate 30 second dance parties. My husband and I have been in our home for six years this month, and we are considering giving all rooms in our house a new coat of paint. With both of us being home and days reaching up to the 60’s and 70’s here in Baltimore, a great time to do this has presented itself.
It won’t be fun. It might not be easy. But, it’s a great time to dive into your books. Gather all your documents. Organize everything. Get your taxes filed.
Over the next few weeks, it’s going to be simple to binge a new series and lose all sense of time. While I highly support binge behavior (after all, I am a tv show junkie!)-it’s vital to keep your body moving. We all want to try to be as healthy as possible right now, and staying active will make sure you don’t gain the Corona-15 while you’re home. I love my BeachBody subscription and I do most of my workouts in my tiny office! Check in with my coach, Ariel, to explore programs.
Let’s be honest: this “break” will be welcomed for many. Perhaps you are drowning in your editing queue or you haven’t spoken to your best friend in weeks… maybe months. This is a really good chance to look at the tasks that are stressing you out-and complete them. Doing so will only allow you to enjoy the quiet of being home, and to move on to things you WANT to do-like set up a wine party video chat with your girlfriends to catch up.
I know that you’ve been dreaming up something awesome recently. It’s a new project to launch or product to offer-getting your social media in order or trying to plan the perfect styled shoot. Your ideas are great! Every little thing has been in the way, including doubt. Maybe even a little fear? Now is the time. No-now is YOUR time. You can 100% use this time to your advantage and confront your goals. Know that I’m here to help if you need guidance with those goals! During March, any online coaching session booked is HALF OFF. Let’s get down to business!
PHOTOGRAPHY | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
STYLING | JESS ALBINS EVENTS
BOSS BABE | KATE BUDZINSKI