5 Ideas that Make You Work or Self-Quarantine at Home Better and Happier

Coronavirus just confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization.  More and more companies are asking people to work from home. It turns out closing yourself off to the rest of the world is actually a lot harder than it sounds. So if you are going to work from home or will start a self-quarantine, we will share 5 ideas here that may  make all that solo time a bit easier and happier.

 1. Stay calm

Based on Huffpost, when the body is under stress, it moves into survival mode, better known as the fight-or-flight syndrome. Under these conditions, the body prepares itself by overproducing the stress hormone cortisol. Then, cortisol goes to the brain and causes a slow-down in the process of the pre-frontal cortex, where you think critically and have your executive function. Therefore, the captain of your ship is no longer in control, and the amygdala, where the fight or flight syndrome and your emotions come from, gets larger and takes over the controls. Finally, the hippocampus, where your learning and memory are found, temporarily narrows.  Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. … Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. And all of these stress will weaken your immune system and

Staying calm allows you to think logically and take decisions accordingly. Clarity of mind is extremely important while you are dealing with problems. If your mind is free and relaxed, your clarity on thoughts shall provide the solution to you. Staying calm allows you to discuss things rather than fights.

2. De-clutter your home. A cluttered home is full of negative energy.   Here are 10 easy steps you can take right now to de-clutter your home:

  • Take One Section at a Time. It can seem overwhelming to tackle a big job all at once. …
  • Remove Items That Don’t Belong. …
  • Invest in Storage Options. …
  • Digitize Your Documents. …
  • Separate Your Items Into Piles. …
  • Put Old Documents Into Storage. …
  • Clean and Dust Everything. …
  • Decide on a Space and Make Labels.

3. Clean and disinfect your home based on CDC’s guidelines:

Also Apple  just updated its support document on cleaning Apple products with new information that confirms it’s okay to to use a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for the purpose of cleaning germs from your devices.

Note: we just find this pretty cool PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer and it uses ultra-violet lights to clean dirty smart your phone screen. Check it out  by click the below image.

 

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4. Have real plants, fresh flowers or grow your own kitchen herb garden at home.  They will help regulate humidity and increase levels of positivity — seeing greenery and nature help us feel more relaxed and calm, which in turn benefits your every day mood.

–They Help to Improve the Mental Health

–Your Immune System Gets a Boost

–Your Productivity Is Improved

–Your Relationships Are Improved

–They Improve Your Learning Abilities

–The Improve Your Air Quality

Click here and check out our tips to create your indoor home garden

 

5. Create a meditation zone at home.

Choose a space that feels good

— Keep the room clean and uncluttered

— Make it comfortable

— Consider the lighting

—Have a lot of greenery

Meditation items you may be interested in (click each image for details)

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This hand-made soothing candle keep the bad vibes at bay .  Laden with stress-relieving flowers like lavender and chamomile, plus crystals like blue kyanite and quartz, it’s ready to serve when you need a quiet moment to recharge.

 

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You think as you settle into lotus on your recycled super comfy sari meditation pillow. You close your eyes, but before you can clear your mind, you can’t help but think about kantha, the ancient Bengali hand stitching technique used to create each unique pillow. You give silent thanks to the women who created these pillows; each was a victim of human trafficking who is now free to earn her own living creating beautiful, traditional objects. Finally, you breathe deeply, in and out, drifting into peaceful meditation. Made in Kolkata, India.
Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

 

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Picture it: you’re sitting by a stream, listening to the low gurgle of water as it rushes over rocks. Soothing, right? When we created these floor pillows with designer Gulnara Kydyrmyshova, that’s exactly the vibe we went for. The nature-inspired designs come in three sizes. Small and medium can be used as yoga props (think of them like bigger blocks for sitting or lying). The larger “rock” makes a plushy cushion on the floor-for meditation, or sipping tea at your coffee table. A unique gift for yogi friends, the pillows make any space a little more serene. Handmade from locally-sourced sheep’s wool in Kyrgyzstan.

Shop the Life Style:

Elegance Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Glass (Set of 2)

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Waterford Crystal Elegance Single Malt Whisky Glass Set of 2

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Waterford Fine Crystal London 2 Double Old Fashioned Glasses, DOF Pair

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Coupes Dessert Wine Glass (Set of 4) Color: Clear

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Waterford Elegance Balloon Gin Set of 2

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Coupes Dessert Wine Glass (Set of 4) Color: Talon Red, Neon Green, Circon Purple, Argon Blue

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Elegance Champagne Belle Coupe (Set of 2)

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Wedgwood Intaglio 10-3/4-Inch Dinner Plate

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Wedgwood 40023857 Gio 16-Piece Set, White

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Renaissance Gold Dinner Plate 10.75”

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Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 8-Inch Salad Plate

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Wedgwood Arris Dinner Plate, 11″

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WEDGWOOD WHITEWARE INTAGLIO: SALAD PLATE 8″

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Wedgwood Nantucket Basket 260th Anniversary 26-Piece Dinnerware Set

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Wedgwood 5C10210222 5 Piece Place Setting, Renaissance Gold

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Wedgwood 40030418 4 Piece Place Setting, Wild Strawberry White

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Wedgwood Harlequin Butterfly Bloom Plates, 8.25-Inch, Set of 4

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Wedgwood 40003902 5-Piece Hibiscus Place Setting Set

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Jasper Conran by Wedgwood White Bone China Dinner Plate Swirl 11″

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Vera Wang Wedgwood Blanc Sur Blanc Accent Plate

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Wedgwood 5C10127730 Vera Wang Gilded Weave 5-Piece Place Setting

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Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Ombre Round Plate, 9″, White

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WEDGWOOD FINE BONE CHINA ENGLISH LACE: ACCENT SALAD PLATE 9″

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Wedgwood Cuckoo Cake Stand 2 Tier, Multi

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Wedgwood 40016026 Vera Color White, 16 piece set

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NEST Fragrances Mediterranean Fig Classic Candle

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NEST Fragrances Rose Noir & Oud Special Edition 3-Wick Candle

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Hope these 5 ideas will help.

Stay Safe

 

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How to clean your home to prevent coronavirus spread

With fast-growing outbreak of  coronavirus,  more and more people are looking for ways to clean and disinfect their living spaces.

The CDC suggests you clean and disinfect all “high-touch areas” in your home, from doorknobs to smartphones.

Here are the guides fromCDC:

 
How to Clean and Disinfect

Surfaces

  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
    • Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
  • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
    • Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claimspdf iconexternal icon are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
    • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:
    • If the items can be laundered, launder items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and then dry items completely.
    • Otherwise, use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims (examples at this linkpdf iconexternal icon) that are suitable for porous surfaces 

Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry

  • Do not shake dirty laundry; this minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.
  • Wash items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
  • Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.

Please make sure you visit https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf  for EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19.

Here are some our picks from EPA’s list:

Clorox Clean-Up with Bleach, 32 fl oz Trigger Spray Bottle (Pack of 2)

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Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner Spray, 22 Ounces (68967)

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Clorox Performance Bleach, 121 Oz, Pack of 3

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Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner Spray – 30 oz – 2 pk

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Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach Variety Pack – 24 Ounces, 4 Pack

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Lysol Heavy Duty Scrubber Sponges (9-Pack)

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