The Bookish Fox

How I Am Staying Sane

These are challenging times. There is no denying that. Fortunately, I have managed to stay sane, and I would love to share my tips in hopes that it helps you!

1. Dancing to old-school songs

I am dancing around my house. All the time. What’s weird about this is it’s not to music that I actually was allowed to listen to when I grew up (or had a desire to listen to). We are talking about New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Seriously, I’ve never even thought about these bands until about a week ago. Suddenly, I am doing choreographed dances to “Step by Step” and “Motown Philly.”

2. Working out in the morning

I was never a believer in spin classes. I was like, “Why do I need to do that? It’s the same as biking at home.” Then my best friend told me to download the Peloton app and take a class with Cody. And my life was forever changed. I am in no way making money when I tell you to do it. They even have a 90-day free trial. I am just saying that motivational quotes while I groove to ’80s music has changed my life and mood forever. After a workout with Cody, I am fortunately not like the girl in that commercial, but I am more productive and happier.

3. Reading, reading, and reading

I swear, I am making no money from anything I recommend here, and I am telling everyone to download Scribd. They have a 30-day free trial. They don’t have really terrible books like a lot of services. No! They have amazing, hot books right now. I spent my time pleasantly last weekend reading My Oxford Year and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. They also have great audiobooks for when you pace around your backyard (or is that just me?). 

4. Animal Crossing

This game is escapism at it’s finest. I love chilling with my best friend in her beautiful, buzzing metropolis and my pathetic campsite. My goal is to one day reach her heights, but I keep getting sucked into conversations with beauty-obsessed squirrels.

5. Walking my dogs

I have two adorable corgis that love sunshine and scents. One of them walks like a football player, and the other prances like a Disney character. What is better than that? Nothing. 

How are you coping? Let me know in the comments!

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