We get it. Being stuck inside for days on end is enough to make anyone lose their marbles. Team Ruggable has been working from home, too, so we’re all in the same boat. Here are some things we’ve found that can make your days a little bit easier.
Take a Shower
We realize that it’s tempting not to bathe because you’re not visually accountable to anyone right now (except your family and they don’t count). But, we promise you, your workday will feel much more productive when you’re feeling fresh and clean.
Put on pants. Like, actual pants. It doesn’t have to be anything too crazy like khakis, but you can wear denim. Get a pair with three percent stretch and you’ll be fine.
Change Your Zoom Background
Worried about your co-workers seeing your space? We’ve got you. Our new Ruggable Zoom backgrounds will make any room look put together. Just download the image you want and voila—you’ve got yourself a new virtual home.
Turn on the TV While You Work
Hey all you cool cats and kittens, here’s permission to watch the mindless content of your choice. Whether it’s reality TV or a fun documentary, turning on something lighthearted in the background while you work might do wonders for your mental health.
Foster a Pet
The animals need you. Shelters are overcrowded and closed to adoptions due to social distancing. Plus, it’s a lot easier to get your work done when there’s a cozy cat next to you. We love organizations like The Labelle Foundation and The Cat’s Meow in L.A., but a quick Google search will help you find animal rescues in your area. Or, you can always ask people on social media if they know a furry friend who needs a place to crash.
Take a Walk
You wouldn’t believe this, but it’s actually spring. Crazy, right? Take a walk around your neighborhood during your lunch break to see what’s in bloom. Also, real talk, you’ve got to get some steps in so your muscles don’t atrophy.
Invite Your Coworkers to a Zoom Happy Hour and Game Time
All work and no play makes you a dull boy. We all need to connect with our co-workers on a human level right now. You can host a Zoom happy hour with your teammates or even play a game like Quiplash with them to break up the day.
Have All the Screen Time
If you haven’t already completely abandoned your rules, just do whatever works. Don’t feel guilty about overindulgence for one minute. TV-watching rules didn’t exist when we were growing up and we all turned out okay… ish.
Pick Up a New Hobby
Crafting is relaxing and helps you feel accomplished. Whether you’re doing a cute cross stitch pattern, knitting a scarf for whenever quarantine ends, or making handmade clay earrings, you’ll feel better if you keep your hands busy. Plus, you can always start an Etsy shop.
On that note, if you’re handy with a needle and thread, the medical community needs your talent. For more information about sewing PPE, go here.
Sure, shopping at a time like this sounds flippant, but supporting small businesses can make a huge difference right now. If you have the means, do it. Whether you get a cute t-shirt, buy haircuts in advance, or send your friend a #quarantinecake, your help can make all the difference in these people’s lives.
The gist is this: if you can, contribute to others and it will keep you sane. Also, no-contact lasagna drop-offs will really make someone else’s day.