My favorite ways to waste time in self-isolation

  1. Cooking what catches my eye on Postmates

Many of you might not know that I actually went to culinary school. If someone knows how to cook professionally, wouldn’t they cook for themselves? Sadly no, during the regular hustle of life I found substance from bodega protein bars and iced coffees, So I have made it my mission to resist take-out temptations and get creative in the kitchen again.

2. Accessorizing for my living room debut

I think most of us can admit we are guilty of having a stash of fun jewelry and continuing to choose the same gold hoops each day. They are practical, chic and reliable, but self-isolation is a once in a lifetime opportunity to not have to be practical at all. Put on your favorite sweat set, a wild eyeshadow and every ring you own.

3. Actually reading the magazines I subscribe to

Print has always been my preferred source of pop culture and I love to indulge with subscriptions. Taking the time to enjoy the glossy pages, perfume samples, stories of artists and individuals is so satisfying. There is an attention to detail there that I cannot seem to find on their online formats.

4. Rewatching Sex and the City

This one is not productive, but is absolutely necessary for my mental health. My love fro New York City is comparable to that of a long and simple marriage, in health and in sickness it is my true love. Ironically, I am still here but feeling homesick, longing to be out and participating in all the city has to offer. Sex and the City is my way of reminiscing on the good times.

5. Relaxing. Like, actually.

As an Aries, this is the hardest of the list to remember. Social media has a way of try to come off as helpful and motivating during this crisis, but often making us feel as if we are not doing enough. It gives us the impression that we should be coming out of this period as new and evolved people, when in reality coming out of this in any form is an amazing feat. Take time to just sit, listen to the rain, remember to breath, whatever relaxation looks like to you. And remember, this will all be over soon.