New living room design

Hello, friends! Happy Day 3,622 of quarantine. At least that’s what it feels like, right? Just like most others I’ve been doing puzzles, playing board games, watching way too much Netflix, and stuffing my face with unhealthy snacks. Shaun and I have been working from home and in isolation for 24 days now. While we are so accustomed to working from home together, this has presented its own set of challenges. When we worked from home in Charlotte we always made sure to get out of the house at some point even if it meant sitting outside for awhile or going for a drive. Our house was also a lot bigger than 680 square feet.

This has been tough on us, just like it’s been tough on the rest of the world. And I hate to say that because there are so many people suffering through bigger issues than their legs being stiff from not walking, and lack of motivation. One thing I’ve tried to maintain since before this all started is perspective. There are some people out there who are losing their jobs and not able to buy groceries or support their families, so this post is not to say that my life is anywhere near that point.

That being said, I think we’re allowed to feel inconvenienced and bratty about certain things on certain days. Everyone is allowed to grieve what they choose to grieve and we are all entitled to feel every bit of our feelings.

For me personally, I have struggled with finding motivation; motivation to get out of bed, motivation to exercise, motivation to create a routine, etc. And that’s okay. We are allowed to be broken and crumble, as long as we recognize it and we don’t get stuck in that spot.

So last night I decided I had pouted enough and I needed to get my shit together. The number one way that I feel motivated is to create a new design for a space I’m living in, so that’s exactly what I did. I started thinking about how I could give the living room a refresh, and I went straight to my board on Pinterest.

It’s incredible what a few small items can do to refresh the room. I am going to be working on a blog post that I’ll publish tomorrow with some items that you can buy to help refresh your space to give you a boost in confidence and motivation, as well as what I’ve purchased so far for our apartment. In the meantime, give yourself a break and don’t be too hard on yourself about which snacks you’re eating, how much screen time you’re subjecting yourself to each day, or how you’re wearing sweatpants with Doritos dust on them.

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