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Maintaining Your Sanity While Staying Safe During COVID-19

We’re at a really weird time in our lives right now. The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime, forcing us to take on new challenges… working from home, out of work, doubling as a parent and teacher, making ends meet financially, and making sacrifices to keep those around us safe.

 

Keeping clean is more important now than ever. Thanks to our collection of waterproof/airtight bags you can protect items like your phone and wallet while out getting some fresh air or running those essential errands.  Simply wash your bag with soap and water when you get home just like you would wash your hands.

 

 

Obviously, here at Booe, we’re adventure seekers and travel enthusiasts... we can't wait to get back out there and exploring again! Until then, we've created some ideas/hacks for you to maintain your sanity and still get that taste of adventure while being mindful of the world we're in right now.

ENJOY A BIKE RIDE

There’s no better time than now to start a new healthy habit.  Getting out on your bike is a good way to unwind, catch up on music or podcasts, and bundle exercise with going outside.  Just be sure to bring your waterproof Booe bag with you so you’re ready for any surprises the weather may throw at you.

GO FOR A WALK

Whether it be throughout the neighborhood, taking in the scenery around a lake (our home state of Minnesota has plenty of options to choose from) or a stroll through the park, an outdoor walk is good for both your mental and physical health. Craving a fresh cup of coffee or hand tossed pizza? Consider supporting a local restaurant or business and walk to grab the goods. Not only does it get you some fresh air, but it also does some good for those around you when business is tight.

FAMILY FUN

When's the last time you were able to play board games like you did back in the good old days? Unleash your inner child and dive into your creativity. Bust out the old sidewalk chalk, game of Monopoly or even a 2,000 piece puzzle for fun with everyone in the family. These types of activities not only engage kids of any age, but they also bring the family together for quality time in this chaos.

CHANNEL YOUR INNER CHEF

No better time to try out some easy recipes for yourself, your significant other, your family or just the friend you're quarantined with. Websites like delish.com and foodnetwork.com are chocked full of creative recipe ideas, but visiting your favorite Pinterest pages is never a bad idea!

MAINTAIN BALANCE

Lastly, it's so important to stay balanced during this time. We called in Minnesota Yogini and fitness guru, Lacey Doboszenski for some advice.

 

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"I believe one of the most important things to focus on during this time is finding a way to keep your balance and whatever parts of your old routine you can hold onto. It is important that if you are used to working with a lot of people and being around a lot of people, that you find ways to still get this in your life. One of the best ways is online meetings/dates with friends, family and coworkers. This can be a lot of fun, and it gives you that face to face you may be missing. If you used to go to the gym regularly, try online classes or outdoor running/walking. If you are used to big group fitness classes, I suggest finding a Facebook group, or a group of friends to regularly check in with about your workout routine. It is a great way to share and receive motivation! I have always been a fan of the running and yoga community on Instagram, so if you are into photos, try it. On the other side of things, if you are used to more alone time, and are now surrounded by family, try carving out time for yourself. Maybe a daily walk, time to read, or daily meditation. 

 

I also highly recommend that we all spend more time in nature. Nature brings balance to everyone. Go kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, walking. Really anything you do outside that is active will be good for your body and your mood. Keeping the parts of your life that bring you peace and joy is so important, so try your best to find ways to continue to be you! We are all learning to balance a lot right now, so offer yourself patience during the process and make little steps each day to figure out a new routine that will work for you."

 

We've laid the ground work for you, now it's your opportunity to give it a go! Get outside, enjoy the people in your life (from a safe distance of course), and most importantly, stay safe.