7 Tips for Living Comfortably at Home During the Coronavirus
It’s safe to say 2020 has been quite an interesting year on many levels; it has made us rethink the way we work, play and live. Spending a significantly increased amount of time with your family members or roommates during lock down periods may have provided some interesting situations to have to navigate. Here are some tips on how to cohabitate comfortably and peacefully during the coronavirus.
We all poop, but nobody wants to deal with the odor! Sometimes running an exhaust fan doesn’t quite do the job… stinking up your house or apartment after using the bathroom can be uncomfortable on two levels – it can be embarrassing for you, and unpleasant for family members or roommates. So, what can you do about it? Odor eliminator drops work great! Love My Drops is an all natural, USA made product that is septic safe, and biodegradable. Add just one drop to the toilet before you go to eliminate unpleasant odors – and retain your relationship with your family members!
Put Clothes on!
Here’s the deal… just because you’ve been forced to work from home doesn’t mean it’s suddenly cool to be unclothed in front of your co-workers. The old saying goes, “don’t be caught with your pants down!” but how about being caught with no pants at all? It’s all too common these days to see more of your coworkers than you’d like to. Perhaps more common is an unsuspecting family member or roommate walking by bare-chested (or worse) in the background of your meeting. Before a zoom call, be sure those you live with are dressed.
Designate A Workspace
Working at home certainly has produced some mixed reviews. Whether you love it or hate it, things can tend to run together between your personal life and work life. For maximum productivity, be sure to designate a certain area of your living space for work. It may be a room, basement, or closet. Wherever it may be, it’s important to set up a work area that is separate from leisurely activities that can be a distraction such as reading, eating or watching tv.
Wear Your Headphones
If you’re working from home during the coronavirus, your employer may require you to attend virtual meetings or trainings. While your verbal interaction may be limited, to get the most out of these assignments you’ll need to have clear audio. However, the content of the training or meeting is probably not something your family members or roommate(s) need or want to hear. Even if nobody complains, trust me – they’re at least mildly irritated about the sound decibels coming from your speakers. Be courteous and wear headphones.
Clean Your Mess
Comfort and cleaning may not seem to be synonymous if you’re thinking about the activity of physically cleaning your house or apartment. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy cleaning, but think about how much better you feel when your living space is clean. It’s also common courtesy for family members and roommates to clean up your mess.
Keep Things Organized
Cleaning and organizing go hand-in-hand, but there is a distinct difference. While your bathroom and kitchen may be clean and disinfected, your bedroom could be a complete disaster. Make your family and roommate(s) happy by keeping common areas clean and organized. It is always a good idea to be thoughtful of others when deciding if you want to organize or not…but living in a chaotic, disorganized mess within your own personal space can be more stressful than you think. Keep your personal and work items separate and organized for maximum comfort.
Your Move Butt
You may not equate exercise and comfort at first. However, a little movement will make your body function better, which will make you more comfortable. If you’re not the type of person that enjoys frequent exercise, hear me out… you don’t need to train like you’re preparing for the Olympics. Simply walking 15-20 minutes a day will get your blood flowing and rejuvenate your energy level. There are multiple benefits of exercise which you’re probably already aware of. Besides, taking a break from work can help you reduce your stress level and allow you to clear your mind.
Final Thoughts on Living Comfortably During the Virus
So, there you have it, 7 tips on living comfortably at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Being an odor-free, completely dressed, healthy, organized, courteous person just may keep your family members or roommates from wanting to strangle you. Hang in there – this too shall pass.