Mum’s Practical Guide to COVID-19 Quarantine
We know that staying indoors and practicing #socialdistancing isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially if you have to handle your baby’s on and off tantrums, adjust to a hectic work from home schedule (if you’re a working mum) and spend quality time with your partner, all that the same time!
But don’t worry, we at Yalla Baby have put together a practical guide to help you get through these times.
1.) Think ‘Opportunity’ not ‘Threat’
If you’ve been wanting a break for the longest time, this is the best time for you to focus on everything you’ve needed a break for. Whether it’s getting your hands on long-avoided tasks, working out, re-organizing or creating something you’ve always wanted to, keeping a positive outlook will increase your productivity by leaps!
A mindset of feeling trapped or stuck will keep you in a rut of anxiety and stress. That’s not great for your mental and physical health at all. This unforeseen global situation is your chance to take a step back, breathe, slow down and focus on yourself.
2.) Routine is Relief
For most people, quarantine feels lonely and extremely nerve-wracking because it pushes them out of their daily routine.
The best way to stay grounded and sane is to try and maintain a close structure of routine to a normal pre-quarantine day.
Stick to similar waking and bed-times, eat your meals regularly as you would on a working day, make sure to stick to some form of at-home exercise or workout. If you tend to feel lethargic some days, give yourself a break and go easy. It’s okay to readjust at your own pace. A routine will however, definitely help you stay active and keep you less likely to spiral.
3.) Avoid Obsessing
There’s a lot of free news and information on the internet which causes even more confusion and anxiety during already challenging times.
Each time you reach to check your phone for a new update, stay mindful and remember that this is not going to change anything. Stay alert for important instructions and measures from your country but avoid the itch to open Google every second.
Focus on work and family time while keeping perhaps two chunks of 30 minutes each to check the news.
4) Mindfulness over Menace
Remember to stay mindful, grateful and helpful during these times. Shift your focus from solely internal to an external environment. The world needs us to be thoughtful and kind to each other more than ever now.
To help you stay mindful, indulge in a bit of meditation and quiet time. You can download apps such as “Headspace” and “Calm” which are amazing for beginners.
Ultimately we’re in this together and although we have to be there for each other from the comfort of our own homes, we have to remind ourselves that it’s all not too bad. We’re doing our best and we’ll come out of it stronger and more resilient than EVER! 🙂
Stay safe and #StayHome!
Gentle reminder –
Does COVID-19 affect children?
This is a new virus and we do not know enough yet about how it affects children or pregnant women. We know it is possible for people of any age to be infected with the virus, but so far there have been relatively few cases of COVID-19 reported among children. The virus is fatal in rare cases, so far mainly among older people with pre-existing medical conditions.
5) Stay Home, Order Online
We can’t stress this enough, but avoid going out at ALL costs. Each time you step out to socialize or run an errand that could have postponed, you are risking getting infected and affecting your loved ones too.
This is one of the best times to support smaller local businesses who are also taking the brunt of the pandemic. A lot of businesses are going contactless and so are we!
At Yalla Baby, we offer contactless deliveries with your monthly subscriptions so you won’t have to run to the supermarket for any baby related errands.
Create your own contactless box experience on our website – www.yallababy.com and receive all your essential baby products on auto-pilot every single month. You can always modify sizes and add new items to your bundle.
If you’re still confused about how things work at Yalla Baby, check us out on Instagram at @yalla.baby where you can find unboxing videos of other Yalla Baby parents or send us a direct message and we’ll get back to you super fast.
6) Build the Bond with your Bundle of Joy
What better time to invest all your attention in your children? Use this time to get your hands dirty, playing, coloring, drawing and just having fun with your children. This will also help them build their focus and concentration to stay extra energized for when they have to go back to school.
Did you know? You can turn your Yalla Baby Box into art and craft materials. Kids LOVE to play with the boxes and we promise to keep our packaging child-friendly. Who knows, you might just be raising the next Picasso!
At the end of the day, don’t worry too much about the kids. If you have to cut short on their school work and catch a movie on Netflix with them, give yourself the liberty to do that. You can always get back into routine with them the next day. Don’t forget, kids grow up sooner than you know, so spend these perfectly chaotic moments letting them know that they’re loved.
And if you’re going a little crazy, go back to point 4, “mindfulness over menace.” 🙂
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