Let’s face it, constantly staying in the house, with kids can be draining. Don’t dismay, you don’t have to dread this pandemic, you can make the most out of it. Being productive with purpose is probably one of the best ways to combat against the pandemic blues. What I mean by being productive with purpose is creating a routine that can make your day fulfilling. A routine that consists of mental, intellectual, physical and emotional satisfaction. The following are some suggestions that you could include to enhance your daily routine. Find podcasts that are enjoyable and relatable. A podcast can be your portable best friend. I enjoy listening to podcasts that discuss current events as well as economical and cultural issues. FaceTime or video call your loved ones and friends. Even though it may not be physically possible to interact with the people that you usually connect with, FaceTime or video calling them can help alleviate depression and help build stronger bonds. Work it out! Exercise has been proven to improve cognitive function, reduce anxiety and depression, as well as boosting self-esteem. There are a variety of workout apps specifically for women, that are available on Google Play or in the Apple Store. Read a good book. Reading improves memory and helps give a more optimistic outlook on life. Clear some space. Sometimes we start to lose our sanity by living with clutter, cleaning your house can put you in a better mood. Have a pandemic discussion with your children. Having a pandemic discussion can clear up any confusion about COVID and give them a better understanding on what it is and why they have to discontinue school and social interaction for a while. It’s a huge transition for kids as well, considering they have grown accustomed to going to school and interacting with others on a daily basis, to now, only currently interacting through computer screens. Mama, start today by being productive with purpose to alleviate the pandemic blues and begin living your best life. You got this!