Updated: Oct 1, 2020
It's been five months since the Vivacity team shared their tips for managing their lives and work during the incredible events of 2020. We asked for ideas again and have a compilation of new routines, creative outlets, and distractions we’d like to share with you. We hope they help you, too!
Parenting and distance learning
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Great resource for parents. https://consciouslyparenting.com/
Distance learning tips. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-08-11/distance-learning-tips-parents
Ideas specifically for parents of toddlers. https://studiodiy.com/?s=toddler+camp
Balancing work and school. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/distance-learning-parent-remote-work_n_5f5b73d7c5b62874bc1bef55
Sparking Joy. My team has been reading "the life-changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo. We have all been sharing our ideas and progress for purging items that don't bring us joy. One of the ways my family used this was by getting both of my kids' rooms ready for virtual school to start. We were able to purge items, organize their spaces and create more stress-free, joyful spaces for them in anticipation of school.
Story time. We've been telling "Spooky Stories" that each of us have to make-up on the spot. It is amazing to observe how quickly and effortlessly young kids pick-up on the plot themes, characters, motifs, and other elements of the stories you tell them. It's a nourishing activity that has also become a highlight of our day.
Zoom scavenger hunt. http://www.lifebetweenweekends.com/2020/05/zoom-scavenger-hunt/
Funny parenting tweets. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/funniest-parenting-tweets_l_5f56c866c5b62b3add447efe?guccounter=1 (humor! be sure to watch the video bloopers)
The Holderness family videos on YouTube. This is their Halloween planning 2020 version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zR7cN1mEd0
Resources for physical and emotional health
Walks in the park. We live by a beautiful park and have been trying to get at least 2 walks a day in around the park. We recently bought some Halti trainers for our big dogs and have been able to start taking them with us. This has brought a lot of joy to our family.
Workouts for all ages. YMCA360 - free on-demand workouts for adults and kids
Insight Timer #1 free app for sleep, anxiety and stress. https://insighttimer.com/
Recharging your inner battery. https://elemental.medium.com/your-surge-capacity-is-depleted-it-s-why-you-feel-awful-de285d542f4c
No raisin muffins. https://dreenaburton.com/apple-hemp-muffins-vegan-wheat-free-oil-free/
John Legend's Chili. https://cravingsbychrissyteigen.com/cravings/johns-chili-frito-pie-bar/
Healthy Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte. https://cookieandkate.com/homemade-pumpkin-chai-latte/
Easy Cajun Jambalya Pasta. https://dinnerthendessert.com/easy-cajun-jambalaya-pasta/