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How to Stay Busy at Home During COVID-19

The coronavirus quarantine has turned life on its head. You’re used to waking up early, grabbing coffee and heading to the office. With nearly everyone working from home thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s all changed. You need to keep busy to stay sane. Here are some ways to make the best of it.

Practice self-care

Social distancing gives you time to focus on you. For those of you that lacked time to pamper yourself, this is your moment. Take advantage of quarantine by lighting some candles, relaxing in a warm bath and treating your skin to a little TLC.

Flawless skin starts with the right cleanser. Botanical Republic’s Double Cleansing Duo is perfect for that. If you never had time to double cleanse before, there’s no excuse now. Beauty editors swear by double cleansing. Once you try it, so will you.

All it takes is two steps to perfectly clean, hydrated skin. Unlock glowing skin with this decadent Nourish Hydrating Cleansing Oil, then follow up with a Revive Gentle Emollient Cleanser to seal the deal. The combo leaves pores ultra clean and velvety soft without feeling stripped. The calming aroma of lavender and bergamot will transport you to the spa without setting foot outside.

You can still answer work emails in your bathrobe, and your boss will be none the wiser.

Get moving

Time to stretch those legs! If you need working from home tips, taking breaks to exercise is rule number one. Exercise is proven to reduce stress — something we all need in coronavirus times. Get moving by rolling out the yoga mat on your living room floor and say sayonara to that mid-afternoon slump.

Walking also boosts blood circulation, which is important for healthy, glowing skin. A few laps up and down the stairs will do the trick. If you must venture outside, wear a mask and keep away from crowds. The weather is getting nice and we’re all stir crazy, but social distancing will help #flattenthecurve.

Shop for beauty products online

Small businesses need your support. With many stores closed, the future is uncertain for many of your favorite indie beauty brands. You can help by shopping online rather than going to the store. If you’re wondering how to keep busy at home, online shopping is a fun way to kill time. As a bonus, receiving a package with your favorite beauty finds gives you something to look forward to while stuck at home. That luxe toner or bombshell face serum you’ve been eyeing is waiting for you to try it.


COVID-19 is a stressful time for many. Meditation gives instant stress relief. Best of all, you can do it at home. Morning meditation helps you set an intention for your day. Simply focusing on your breathing can do wonders to ease your mind. That’s something we all need at times like these.

Make time for you

Social distancing has its challenges. Look on the bright side and use this time wisely. When life gets back to normal (and eventually, it will!) you’re relish the days when you had all this time to focus on you. Taking good care of yourself reflects on your skin. The better you feel on the inside, the better you will look.