5 Daily Habits if You're in a Slump

5 Daily Habits if You're in a Slump

March 23, 2020

5 Daily Habits if You're in a Slump 

 

Does anyone feel like they’re in a slump? I do.
 
We’re all trying to do our part in flattening the curve, which means most of us are staying at home. Although it’s great to be back with the kids full time, our usual daily routine is out of whack. No more leaving the house to go to work, no more visiting friends, no more driving the kids around. This weird slump feeling has happened to myself within just the first week of quarantine, and I imagine some people relate to my bummy feelings too.

I found a few little tricks that I do everyday in order to feel more “myself” at home, and I’d love to share them with you. They are super easy to do and don’t take more than a couple minutes a day! Here they are:

 

1. Make Your Bed  

This was part of my daily routine before the COVID-19 outbreak, and it still is now. By making my bed each morning, I feel like I already accomplished something before I leave my bedroom. It also makes me feel like I’m in control of something, and it sets the tone for a good day ahead.

2. Journal Everyday

I used to not journal – it felt weird writing my feelings into a book and I would always pressure myself to write something really profound. That’s not true. Overtime, I realized I could write whatever I wanted, and that fitting even 1 minute of journaling into my day has helped my outlook in life. What I do now is I just bullet point a few things that I’m grateful for and/or a little victory that I completed for that day. It could be doing one load of laundry, eating a piece of fruit or even getting out of bed (yes that’s a victory in itself). Doing this has really put my life in perspective and I often feel very lucky for the current blessings I already have.

3. Daily Movement 

I love moving. I love being in the outdoors and exercising, so staying home has been pretty difficult for me. Everyday, I feel more like a potato and my butt is starting to get sore sitting on the same chair all the time. Luckily, the internet has provided lots of ways to move around. Look online for yoga stretches, at-home workouts, or even have a dance break with the kiddos when you’re feeling icky. This will immensely help both your physical and mental health, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Here is a video that I tried recently:

4. Crack Open the Window

If we can’t go out, bring the outside air in. Breathing in some fresh air and getting rid of the stuffy air inside will clear your mood and maybe get rid of those headaches.

5. Get Out of Your PJs 

Lets face it: sweats and PJs are life. Are jeans even a thing anymore? HOWEVER: I’m a firm believer in that what you wear drastically shapes how you feel for the day. For me, wearing PJs mean that I’m going to be a bit lazier and slower than usual. That’s why I’ve started to wear other pieces from my wardrobe like some loose-fitting pants, cardigans, comfy sweaters, etc. Occasionally, I even put on some makeup if I have time and I instantly feel more awake.

 

Hopefully my tips help you in some way. Please remember: make sure you take care of both your mental and physical health during this transition period – this is weird time for all of us, and you’re not alone.

Let us know if you try any of these tips or if you have any tips of your own! Tag us on Instagram or let us know on Facebook

 

Xoxo,

The Stonz Team

 



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AWARDS & PRESS

AWARDS & PRESS

Stonz as recognized through awards, by the press and as seen in the media.


AWARDS


Stonz products have received numerous awards over the years, having been tested by savvy reviewers and professionals based on value, functionality, quality and product appeal. In addition to the below, Stonz products have been recognized by Creative Child Magazine, Red Tricycle, the National Parenting Center and others. 

 

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet.




Creative Child Magazine Awards

The Stonz Sun Suit was named the 2018 Product of the Year in the Outdoor Play Apparel category, while our Baby Mitts received a 2018 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine.


Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. 

Baby Maternity Magazine Awards

Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. Our Sun Suit also received the 2018 Preferred Choice Award for Sun Protection Apparel, as voted by new moms and moms-to-be.


Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.

PTPA Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.


Stonz Awards - Mom's Best Award Winner

Mom's Best Award

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iParenting Award

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PRESS


Here are just some of the latest mentions of Stonz in the media.

 

November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

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November 2018

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Stonz as featured by Business Insider

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October 2018

Stonz as featured by Pop Sugar

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Featuring our Toddler Booties.
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February 2018

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‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’
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November 2017

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August 2017

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Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!

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James Van Der Beek

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!


Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen, of Parenthood fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!

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Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!


Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!
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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!


Halle Berry

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.

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