Hi friends, how are you all doing? Whether you’re essential (THANK YOU!) or non-essential (THANK YOU for staying home!), we’re all trying to adapt to this new way of life. We’ve put together a few ideas for staying sane at home, some words of wisdom from local experts, and we report back on what you, our Unlocking friends, are doing to cope!
Virtual classes from local businesses we’re ❤️ing
Virtual tours and other things to keep you entertained
Tour the Mark Twain House
Learn cooking techniques from the pro himself, Jacques Pépin
Check out this Scavenger hunt for all ages from Westport Moms Quarantine Scavenger Hunt!!
Keep the kids entertained! CT Science Center teaches how to make your own playdough.
Escape with a good book. Looking for something great to read? Join the Brookfield Library Book Club.
Words of wisdom from the coaches
- Exercise – take 10-minute walks, try a new workout or a hula hoop!
- Create – paint, write in a journal, make homemade pizzas, plant flower bulbs!
- Nurture your spirit – escape to your room, light a candle, read, stretch, take a bath, or take a 10-minute nap.
How we’re stopping ourselves from going 🤪
Essential local online retail therapy – Fashion: @kimberlyboutique (free shipping) Chocolate: Thorncrest Chocolate (reduced shipping) Candles: Little Bee of CT Cosmetics: @lulufaceco Eye-candy: @onyxjewelers
Planting seeds indoors for the best victory garden ever! Here’s some advice from UCONN.
Getting in a workout every day. Either 10k steps or one of a zillion online workouts available (see above!).
Cleaning jewelry we’ve never had time to clean.
Tips from our Instagram fam: What y’all are up to!
“Helping people enjoy their homes with virtual design meetings.” @mollyhirschinteriors
“Watching stand up on Netflix because I’m still working and need a good laugh!” @danielledella
“Making homemade chicken stock and mini pot pies for family and friends.” @frontporchcharcuterie
“Helping others by sharing energy work gratis to support anyone who’s feeling the stress.” @zenzuac
“House reno and yard cleaning.” @not.enough.thyme
“I’m continuing to make art!” @smallcupdesigns
“Getting outside for walks every day with my grumpy 11-year-old son.” @phylliskurt1
“Into the garden! Hands in the dirt feels great.” @olleycourt
“FaceTime with my grandkids and walking in my neighborhood.” @kathleenmthomas
“Connecting by Facetime and texting with family and friends.” @healthymethodswellness
“Take control of something, start a project – organize – help someone else – no news on FB.” @cozy_little_cape
“Baking…btw, I hated baking before this.” @caterina_ab
Head to our YouTube account for a giggle binge.