March 18, 2020

Things To Do While You’re Inside

I’m unfortunately still at work and trying to remain as calm as I can. It’s not easy but I have to do what I have to do! I hope those of you that are working are being safe. I wish you all well.

If you’re inside, well YAY YOU! You’re one of the lucky ones 🙂 And that means there’s plenty of time to do things! I know sometimes it’s hard to be inside and away from family and friends. It can be pretty boring but here’s a few things you can do while you’re stuck up in the house!

Have a Spa Day at Home
At this point I’m positive I’m going to come out of this pandemic looking like a cave woman. Uni-brow, check! Hairy legs, check! I always have weekends off but instead of being social I’ll be spending some hours on Saturday to treat myself to a spa day. I’m hauling out the face masks and the good skincare and of course, some Lush and taking a long soak in the tube while taking super good care of my skin. Now is not the time to hoard away the good stuff. Bring it out! Use the expensive face mask you’ve been hoarding away for a special occasion! Drop the $8 bath bomb in the tub and have a good, long, relaxing soak! Try multi-masking! Use a sheet mask first and follow up with a cream or gel one! Take care of yourself. Yes, I know, no one is going to see you in your PJs and ratty hair but believe me a long soak in the tub and a hydrating facial mask will make you feel really good and perhaps take your mind off the news too!

Do Binge Watch All The Shows and Movies
Tip: Avoid zombie and end of the world movies but everything else is a go!

Here’s some I recommend:

  • Dark on Netflix
  • The Young Pope
  • The New Pope
  • Westworld
  • Locke & Key on Netflix

Bring On the Makeup
I wouldn’t normally suggest walking your around your house in full on makeup but now is a great time to try out something new! Practice your liquid liner skills (mine sure need help), wear an eyeshadow or several eyeshadow shades you normally wouldn’t, break out the good makeup and do a look to perk your mood up! I legit dusted on gold highlighter and peach blush last night to sit up in bed with my boyfriend while we watched TV and I felt all pretty.

Do Eat the Snackies
Treat yo’ self as they say! Now is not the time to worry about your diet so if you want ice cream, eat the ice cream! Don’t overdue but it doesn’t hurt to enjoy a snack or too either 🙂

Step back from the Internet
It’s ok to push away from your computer, laptop, and phone for a few hours. There’s a lot of news circulating and a lot of scary stuff being posted on social media. I’ve personally stopped looking at Facebook because a lot of stuff people post is terrifying and a majority of it is untrue. Try to step away a few hours a day and just read or watch a TV show or movie. I also highly recommend not going on the Internet before going to bed. Try to avoid the news before you head to sleep in the evenings as that can really screw with your rest.

Clean, Organize, and Hinch Like Sophie Hinchliffe and Martha Stewart Are Your Drill Sergeants
The coronavirus hasn’t not stopped Spring from coming. The weather is starting to get warmer now. No one said you can’t sit outside on your porch or in your yard! And no one said you can’t clean up your yard or outdoor area and start prepping it for Spring. On Saturday I put out my customary hanging floral baskets, I brought out the cushions for my porch furniture, and I wiped down all the windows and door windows. I also re-organized my pantry, rotated some warmer weather coats and replaced them with lighter ones, and did a bunch of Spring cleaning. I find cleaning and organizing very therapeutic. Open your kitchen cabinets, take inventory of what you have, organize it. It’ll also keep you from panic buying when you’re at the grocery as you’ll see that you already have 5 plus cans of soup and don’t need 20 more. This weekend I plan on hauling out all my Easter items and putting them on display!

Help Your Hands
I dunno about you but my hands are in really bad shape at the moment. My knuckles are cracked, my skin is dry, and the skin of my hands is starting to look 80. Take some time to treat your hands to a little TLC. Slather hand cream or even Vaseline on your hands and cover them with gloves over night to restore moisture.

Let me know how you take your mind off all doom and gloom news!

Sharing it here will give others ideas of what to do while they are inside!

I’m typically a go-getter on the weekends. I tend to spend much of my weekend socializing with friends, going out, doing brunch, movies, dinner, etc…! But the last two weeks I’ve spent at home. I can’t do my part during the week to flatten the curve because I really have to be at work but during the weekends I will be home and not out and about. Some people are still out there and disregarding what is being said about distancing and it’s not because they want to support their local bar or favorite coffee place. It’s because they are social butterflies. And I get that. When you’re used to being around friends and enjoying time with them it’s hard to move away from that. But I do hope people will wake up and realize distancing is what we need right now.

Please be safe.

Be healthy.

And be the strong, brave humans I know you are.

I’ll try my best to do the same.

I’m thinking of you all.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    Excellent post! I actually read an article today about coping with this and the writer mentioned doing much of what you posted here. And makeup was mentioned!

    Don’t apologize for going to work. You have to do what you have to do. Most of my family is able to work from home but two are not and that’s how it is.

    I hope you stay well! My fever is gone! But still not feeling great and unfortunately my daughter is now sick with whatever it is I have.

    These are trying times. What is happening is something I never imagined in a million years. But it is what it is and we have to deal with it the best way we can.

    Everyone take care! This is such a wonderful place to land in the morning. I have been a reader for a long time now and YOU, Isabella, are the reason it’s such a great place. I admire how you manage to be positive!

  • MDW

    I’ve always been fascinated by every aspect of things like this. Watching every video on it from all perspectives. Experimenting with a new recipe idea tomorrow. I like the innovations and growth that are born from times like this.

    I also have darker thoughts about it. Can’t dismiss those either. A yin/yang philosophy I suppose.

  • VailValleyGirl

    All of those foods that I like to eat in foreign countries, I am now making from scratch.
    Penang Curry
    Pad Thai

    I think next that I will try to sew again.

    Stay safe Muse.
    We need you here to keep us beautiful.

  • Jen

    I moved across 4 states in January and have been doing pretty much nothing but unpacking and organizing. My husband has friends through his new job, but I tend to have pretty intense social anxiety and prefer being a shut-in I’m taking a break from the stress of reorganizing my life and trying to finish earning trophies and achievements in a few of my favorite games before Animal Crossing releases on Friday, though I’m going to drop some cleaning supplies at my local GameStop during a less crazy pickup time. Many of the stores have stopped receiving their necessary supplies, but are expected to stay open during regular business hours. ‍♀️

  • Eilen

    We can’t be social butterflies where I am. Everything is closed or canceled. All restaurants, coffee shops, etc. closed except for drive through or pick-up. No inside dining. Bars closed. All libraries, our famous Zoo, Art Museum, all sightseeing and attractions closed. Speaking engagements, schools, church services canceled. Only groups of 10 or less are supposed to gather in one place. Grocery stores are opening early for an hour for elderly and special needs. Our delivery people we have to meet in the lobby. They aren’t allowed in the rest of the building. But if that’s what it takes to stop this, I can live with these restrictions. Stay safe, use the phone, etc.

    • Isabella Muse

      Nor can I. I’m in New York, the worst of it is here so no social gathering for us either. Everything has come to a stand still. I absolutely urge everyone to stay inside if possible and not go out.

  • Mary

    Good advice! Get away from the social media – you are right, a lot of misinformation is out there.

    Take time to play.