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I’m writing this during the Coronavirus Pandemic, the one thing we all have in common right now is we’re all going through this together.
I first would like to thank all essential workers and people on the front lines, you’re helping to keep the country running and keep us all safe, we appreciate you!
For the rest of us at home struggling to figure out what to do with all this “extra time”, I have some tips to keep you and the kids happy and productive!
Do Some Self Care
When life is busy we don’t always slow down to take care of ourselves. Now it’s more important than ever to take some time out for some self-care.
Take the time to take care of yourself even if it’s just small things daily.
There are so many ways to give yourself some care and it doesn’t always have to take the form of pampering. It could be meditating, reading, or going for a walk.
If you’re struggling to figure out what you can do for yourself then check out the Self Care Mini-Bundle!
The Self Care Mini Bundle is just $11.97 ($234 Value)! This is the perfect time to give yourself some love for less than $12!
It’s only available for a limited amount of time so be sure to check it out here.
Even taking just 30 minutes to an hour out of your day to do some self-care can make all the difference!
Learn a New Skill
This one is my favorite! I love learning and to have more time now to add more learning to my schedule is a blessing.
Now I’m not saying you have to learn anything complicated. Maybe you just want to learn a new craft? Maybe you want to learn how to sew? Maybe you just want to keep the kids busy learning while you do self-care.
Right now there are so many ways to learn a new skill for free! There are many businesses offering up free resources amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
You can take classes on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more for free from websites like SkillShare.
Maybe you’re more interested in crafts? Right now the website BluPrint is offering up free access to all of their classes! This is for a very limited time offer so check them out today if you’re interested in free craft classes.
Need some learning resources for the kids? Check out ABCMOUSE for 30 days of free learning.
Want something for the older kids? Geekpac is offering up a FREE 3-Week ‘GeekPack Create & Code Camp’!
I am keeping a running list of resources you can check out here but these are just some ideas for you!
Declutter and Organize Your Home
Now’s the perfect time to declutter your home. It doesn’t have to be a huge project either. Check out 52 Easy Items to Declutter for some ideas.
Need some motivation to declutter? Check out my three favorite books that got me started on my decluttering journey.
Need even more motivation? How about the fact that you can actually earn money off the items in your house that you aren’t using anyway?
Check out the article I wrote on making money cleaning out your house for some inspiration!
Start a Side Hustle or Business
This is the perfect time to start looking into ways to earn extra income.
Now you might be thinking this one is not possible but I’m here to tell you it is and it doesn’t even have to be that much work.
I mentioned above that you can earn some extra cash just selling things around your house. That could be something you actually turn into a business or side hustle.
Here are a few examples of ACTUAL people who have turned selling items into a full-time business and how they did it!
- This Family Turned Flipping Flea Market and Yard Sale Finds into a Lucrative Business
- How One Woman Made Over $24,000 Selling on Mercari
- How to Make Money Selling on Amazon from a Family Who Does it for a Living!
Maybe you’re not into selling. How about starting a blog? Becoming a freelance writer? A Virtual Assistant? Starting a party planning business?
Check out these FREE resources to learn more about different side hustle ideas:
- Become a Virtual Assistant
- Become a Freelance Writer
- Work From Home Doing Voice Overs
- Become a Bookkeeper
- Start a Money Making Blog with The Blog Plan
- Become a Scopist (Edit Court Transcripts)
There are so many legit side hustles and low investment business ideas out there you just have to look.
If you have no idea where to start just take a look at the free resources above and see which one works for you. You may also want to grab The Small Business Roadmap (It’s Free!).
Grab it here.
Spend Quality Time With Family
Maybe you’re not super motivated to learn a new skill or start a side hustle, it’s ok!
Use this time to be with your family. Setup movie nights, play board games, do crafts together. Take advantage of the family time you have now to get to know each other again.
Get creative and do some fun family activities or use this time to actually sit down together for lunch and dinner.
The most important thing is that you are safe and healthy!
Leave a comment below and let me know how you’re spending your extra time.