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5 Simple Things

Dear Denise-

I was doing ok with this quarantine business when it was just a couple weeks,  but as I stare down an entire month, I am losing it.

One minute I see it as an opportunity to get so much accomplished, the next, I realize I’ve been on social media for 3 hours and I don’t think I’ve brushed my teeth in 2 days.

Any thoughts on some in between ground?

–Hoping for Better in Boise

Dear Hoping–

You are not alone!

In fact, I’m right there with you (Hello TikTok)

A few thoughts and actions that have been helping me …

Don’t worry about making huge muscle gains or losing “all” the progress.  Right now it’s about minimums.  I don’t have to do it all but what can I do to lighten the stress load?  When I remember I don’t have to be an A+ student and (as my girls chanted through their senior years in college, “Cs get degrees”) more gets done.  Progress, not perfection.

I set alarms.  I am “allowing” myself social media time but setting limits.  It’s so easy to lose track of time.

And then there’s the 5 Simple Things I do daily.

  1. Do some breathwork, even 5 deep mindful, breaths lowers stress!
  2. Get outside everyday.  I am so grateful it’s spring and the weather is decent.  Walking everyday has been a real mental booster.
  3. Drop and do a few pushups, 10 a day only takes a minute.  You’ll be surprised how easy they get by the end of the month.
  4. Track your water intake, it’s so easy to forget without the regular triggers to remind me.  (I have a paper and pen right by the water pitcher)
  5. Plan your meals and write the plan down (I write it on my water tracking paper)  No Easter candy before an apple or protein….Seriously this quote runs through my head every time I go for the Cadbury…”If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you aren’t really hungry.” -Michael Pollan

And all those things I think I “should” be doing?


I’ve made a list for the month of the “things I could do”, Some are things I’d do in April anyway, like clean my cars, and some of those “been wanting to do this” things like hang the things on the wall, and a few spring cleaning things, like that cobweb in the ceiling vault.

But will I beat myself up for not completing the list?


And when I do catch myself wandering around bored, instead of not being able to think of the things to do, now I have a list!

Hope that helps.



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