26 Ways to Make the Best of Shelter-in-Place, for You and For Others

From showing your love to healthcare workers to baking banana bread, these are the ways the world has made the best of shelter-in-place.
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Apr. 16, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories, whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! 1. Clean out your closet It's spring and you have the time! Clean out your closet, freshen up, and donate what you no longer want.2. Wardrobe your skincareJust like you'd clean out your closet, you also want to clean up your vanity. Replace heavy oils with lighter creams for spring, and make sure nothing in your vanity is expired! 3. Take up yogaBreath, stretch, and move your body in relaxing ways that won't disturb your downstairs neighbor.4. Help your elderly family members and neighbors With those over 60 years old at most risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19, it's important that we help them stay safe. Get your elderly family members and neighbors their groceries, run their errands, and help them keep indoors. 5. Bake banana bread (and all other breads!) Banana bread is the mascot of Shelter-in-Place! It's so easy to make and an easy crowd favorite.6. Youtube fitness vidoesGive your body a break from sitting down with a little exercise. Youtube has great fitness videos for every level ranging from quick 10 minute workouts to full hours. 7. DIY spa day Do a face mask, or two, or three! Because your skin could use a little love from being indoors all day.8. Play Animal CrossingA little escapism never hurt anyone and Animal Crossing is the perfect way to feel like you're out in the world even if you're on the couch.9. Don't cross picket lines 1. Show your support protesting unethical conditions during the current pandemic (i.e. Unsafe warehouse conditions) by choosing to only support businesses who are taking care of their essential workers. 10. Do an Instagram challenge Push up challenge, first photo challenge, don't rush.... The list goes on! Participate in these fun ways to create new content.11. Learn a Tik Tok danceHonestly, Tik Tok dances are pretty fun. They're also super easy to learn, and there are so many to choose from! 12. Share your skincare routine on CherieTell beauty lovers like you what your skincare routine looks like! You just might find your next favorite product, too.
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13. Watch Tiger King on NetflixHey all you cool cats and kittens... 14. Play with your makeupExperiment with your ~lEwkS~ and snap some pictures while you're at it.15. Pick up an artsy hobbyPainting, writing, knitting... Perfect ways to spend your time.16. At-home photoshoot
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17. Support local hospitals and healthcare workersCheck up on hospital and healthcare workers you know, send them care packages, thank them, donate to organizations that will help them... There are so many ways to show your love and gratitude. 18. FaceTime/Zoom friendsGet some laughs in with loved ones over video calls.19. Jigsaw puzzlesYou finally have time to finish a 1000 piece puzzle. 20. Walk outside (while practicing social distancing)Get some fresh air and go for a walk or jog outside. Be sure to remain 6 ft away from any other pedestrian. 21. Listen to music Find new music, create playlists, and daydream.22. Take a bubble bathAhhh, what's better than a hot bath?23. MeditateTake care of your mental health and make some time to breathe and let go of anything that doesn't serve you. 24. Tend to your plants! (talk to them, it helps them grow!)Play gardener and make sure all your plants are thriving. 25. Watch your favorite DJ/artist live streaming from their homeIt's the closest thing to feeling like you're out at the club!
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