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Do You Have a New Power Routine to Keep You Happy Right Now?

Written by: Erica Leary, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

These are unprecedented times! Some of you or your parents may have lived through wars most of us have only read about. Your grandparents may have lived through even worse. But in our times, the Corona Virus is one of the scariest, most unique, and life changing events that we have experienced as a whole. Do you have a new power routine to keep you happy right now?

Some people may have had some military training or background; however, as a nation, no one, not a single person, has ever lived through something similar to what we are living through right now. And in a time of crisis, we have 2 choices, crumble or survive. If you are reading this, my guess is it is because you have chosen to survive. What does that look like in your home? All different types of stories have been flying around. Husband is insane because wife won’t stop ________ - (add any favorites here like talking or nagging) – you get the picture.

Or wife is at her wits end because husband has forgotten how to groom himself! Or maybe it is parents are taking turns hiding because they are sick of having to break up the kids’ arguments. Or my all-time favorite so far, “kids” are flipping coins to see who is going to take the keys from their (elderly) parents to keep them from going out.

Whatever it looks like in your house, more than likely it’s totally different than it was a few weeks ago. But by now we have had our adjustment time and people are getting into their groove. So I would like to share 4 of the best tips for routine that we have received so far.

Create a routine

He! He! Yes – the top one is to actually have a routine! The surefire way to crumble quick is by not having a routine. Maybe you don’t all need to follow the exact same routine, but everyone in the house should have a routine that they are living by right now. Believe it or not, but when your world feels like it is spinning out of control and we have next to zero power to change it, taking control of your own life definitely helps.

Create family time

Maybe you have always had dinner together – or maybe not. More and more nowadays, families aren’t even sitting down for even dinner together. It’s a great opportunity to change that. Get wild and crazy and actually have a conversation with your family over dinner. You may just find that you like each other!

Take it a step further and play a game together. When was the last time you sat down as a family and really just laughed together? Again, you might just find that it’s something new that you love doing!


It is easy to sit around in your pajamas when you know you aren’t going out today or maybe tomorrow or even the day after that. But don’t do it. Sitting around doing nothing can have bazillions of bad effects on you – depression, swollen limbs, bad mood, annoying others that have to watch you do nothing. You get the picture. On the other hand, you know all the great effects of exercising. But let’s look at this a different way. What else do you have to do? He! He!

Right now, is probably the one time when you literally are 100% out of excuses. Everywhere I look on the TV, phone, computer, there is another “free” exercise routine for you to follow from home. No equipment needed. I have even seen dance lessons. If you are reading this, you have the internet; and therefore, zero excuses left. You can’t exactly use “I don’t have the time” anymore!

So whether you had a routine before this or not, this could be our new normal for a while. Let’s make the most of it. Let’s take it a step further and come out on the other side better than when we went in! What is your routine? I would love to hear about your favorite way to beat the stress and boredom.

Erica Leary

Erica Leary, The Life by Design Architect, is a female entrepreneur coach who helps women over 50 (46+) find their passion, get clarity and combine it with their skill and knowledge to build a profitable online business so they can finally start living their dream lifestyle. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she has been designing her dream life in Panama City, Panama since 2007. You can start your journey to find your passion at https://go.ericaleary.com to get your free guide to Finding your Passion and Living the Life of Your Dreams.

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