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August 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all of us for a loop. Some of our normal strategies for navigating everyday life are no longer safe, and "everyday life" is no longer recognizable. 

In these unprecedented times of stress and confusion, we offer three life hacks to help get you power through this pandemic: 

1. Maintain a Routine

Lounging in sweatpants and eating ice cream for breakfast was fun for the first couple days (okay, weeks). But as quarantine and social distancing stretch on, it's time to start creating new, healthy routines to increase normalcy and sanity. 

You may not be having guests over anytime soon, but simple tasks like tidying the kitchen or making your bed every morning can help keep your mind sharp and create a more productive environment. 

2. Take Advantage of Delivery Services

Stores may be slowly opening back up, but your best bet for avoiding germs is limiting your contact with public spaces as much as you can. Whether you need meals, snacks, or supplies, apps and online delivery services have you covered! By taking advantage of these options, you'll be better protecting yourself and all the essential workers on the front lines. 

Don't forget to tip your deliverer! 

3. Safely Socialize and Get Active

This is a rare period in history where locking yourself indoors and avoiding all social interaction can feel like the responsible, adult thing to do. While social distancing guidelines should certainly be followed, completely cutting yourself off from friendships and support systems can have damaging effects of its own. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of activities you can plan with loved ones that won't put you at risk! Taking a bike ride is a great way to get active together without getting too close. Hiding away in your house, leading to more feelings of isolation and less inclination to ever leave? That's a vicious cycle. Getting outside for a ride? That's just a cycle. A bicycle, that is. 

It can be hard to "hack" life when we hardly know what life is anymore. With simple, everyday efforts, however, you can regain control of your schedule and even discover some new passions! 





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