My reads are a bit escapist right now. I am into Joseph Dirand’s Interior, Athena Calderone’s Live Beautiful and Princess Marie Chantal of Greece’s Manners Begin at Breakfast.
Apple Music’s curation of playlists, including Virtual Hugs and Living Room Dance Party.
Do workouts in mindfulness count? I love the Calm app for meditation.
MADE HER SMILE
I’m a part-time Meme Lord, so I do love a good meme.
@bennydrama7 and @jvn for the laughs, and @thedaringromantics for their affirmations:
I have a bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and bananas every morning — I’d rather be having croissants or bak chor mee, but I tell myself if there’s one good thing I can do for my body every day, this is it.
“Wherever I go, I leak love, hope, and peace to the people around me.”
1. Create a designated area to work, style it up if you feel that helps motivate you.
2. Start your day as you would normally: Brushing your teeth, getting ready for work, having lunch at the usual time — it’s these consistent routines that will help anchor your day.
3. If it helps, dress the part. For me, that means putting on a bright lip or a fun outfit. That being said: No judgment here if you feel you’re more productive in yoga pants.
4. Stop checking and responding to work emails and calls after hours.
5. Make sure you take breaks and come up for air throughout the day.
Since social distancing measures have come into play, we’ve had more requests from people for a blend that helps them stay on point and uplifted. I think we’ve achieved that with our new hope-filled Cocoon blend — it’s a gorgeous peppermint, geranium and hinoki blend that’s got the right amounts of perk and calm in a bottle. I diffuse it in the home office for anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes at a time, intermittently throughout the day.
photo: ALLI SIM