It’s the eighth Friday since I started working from home, and I’m still excited about Fridays. I know a lot of people feel like weekends aren’t any different for them now, but they are still magical to me. I’ve been keeping a pretty strict work-from-home schedule since quarantine started, but I actually relax on the weekends. I’ve gotten so much reading done during this time it’s insane. 12 books in 8 weeks. HOW?
I know quarantine has been really hard on some people, and I’ve definitely had my moments, but for the most part, I’ve been fine. At first, I thought something was wrong with me. But then I started seeing more and more people saying they were doing fine as well. It helps that I work out almost every day, still have a 9-5 job that demands a lot of my attention, and have a roommate. If you’ve been struggling, what have you found that helps? I found that focusing on what I can control has been crucial. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week.
1// This list of free self-care ideas.
We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. I read this list at the beginning of quarantine, but it’s just as applicable now as it was on day one. Some of my personal favorites include trying a crazy makeup look I wouldn’t normally wear, baking, and going for a long walk with an audiobook.
2// These binge-able true-crime documentaries on Netflix.
It’s no secret that I love true-crime, but I rarely actually get to sit down and watch a documentary or documentary-series about it. Typically, I read books, but since my weekends are a little freer now, I’m definitely going to knock a few of these off my list. First up? The Pharmacist.
3// This pair of classic flats.
I’ve been lusting after a pair of Margaux flats since I started following Carly almost four years ago. I’ve been saving a significant amount of money since quarantine, and I decided to treat myself. I got the classic demi in the color saddle, but I’d be lying if I said I almost didn’t buy this tweed pair.
4// These tips on how to make an apartment feel instantly brighter.
We’ve all been spending a lot of time inside the same four walls, so why not freshen it up a little bit? I loved these tips from The Everygirl since they were pretty easy and natural and didn’t require a huge investment.
5// This easy young-adult series.
Since I’ve been reading on my phone, I’ve been reading a lot more young-adult fiction. I don’t want to dive into anything too deep when I read an e-book since I typically read on my phone right before bed (electronics, bad I know, but it’s better than falling asleep to a TV show). I finished Anna and the French Kiss about a few days ago, and I’m already halfway through Lola and the Boy Next Door after starting it two days ago (whoops!). I already like the second book in the series much more than the first. Anna’s story followed her during her senior year in Paris in boarding school where she falls in love with her new best friend, and Lola’s story is about her rekindling a friendship with the boy who broke her heart. It’s the kind of series where the characters are a little bit related, but it’s a totally new story every time. It’s complete teenage trash, but that’s exactly what I need during quarantine.