How to be firmly ‘planted’ in the months ahead
If you’re lucky to be working from home, this winter is already looking a lot different than it did earlier this year. Time changes, darkness and cold weather in many parts, or just general continued lockdowns and home life are still merging with work life going into holiday seasons. What hasn’t changed is the incessant snacking in my sweatpants in between zoom meetings (hey we’re all doing our best here).
We compiled a collection of some links we’ve shared with one another recently and have found relevant for the months ahead.
- Some call it self care, I’m just going to start calling it “Emotional doomsday prepping.”
It’s Going to Be a Long Winter — Stockpile Your Coping Strategies
Time to become an emotional doomsday prepper
- “There’s a good lesson there for the rest of us: Make your home as appealing as you can. To the extent possible, now is a good time to get your home ready for the winter." Great tips from people who know a thing or two about darkness and cold. Unfortunately we don’t have any cute penguins nearby.
What South Pole scientists can teach us about surviving a long, dark COVID-19 winter
As temperatures fall over the U.S. and COVID-19 infection rates continue to spike, the prospect of an isolated winter…
- It’s been many months since most made the wfh pivot, so during this season maybe it’s time to re asses your set up or routine. We especially like tips #6–10 here.
10 science-backed tips to help you work from home successfully
If you'd been told in January that you'd be able to work from home for months on end - dodging overcrowded trains and…
Some ways to get started
Whether you’re interested in panic-buying a plant from Tik Tok or just need some tips to meditate, here are some starting points.
Little Things Therapists Recommend Doing For Your Mental Health Every Day
We have now reached, if you can believe it, into the flailing mess of the the eight month mark COVID-19 pandemic, which…
The Best SAD Lamps, According to Experts
The best clinically tested, medical-grade SAD lamps for Seasonal Affective Disorder. We found the eight best SAD lamps…
The Best Winter Houseplants (and How to Care for Them), According to Experts
Plant-care experts recommend the best plants for dark and dry winters (including snake plant, ZZ plant, and succulents)…
Bonus! Lisa & Michelle’s Youtube-Holes
When we’re tired of watching Zoom meetings we like to watch drag queens baking instead, or Korean florists carefully folding paper. These clips make us laugh or simply calm us.
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