SMUStyle has missed you all dearly!!!
We would give just about anything to be back on campus, but sadly, the quarantine life is our new norm for now. I’ve been in quarantine for two and a half weeks, and I’ve almost lost it several times! So, rather than allow these unprecedented times to stir up your anxiety and self-diagnose yourself with coronavirus, seek happiness and create distraction. There’s only so much homework to do and so many fashion blogs to read, so it’s time to get creative! If you need some ways to stay sane, here is some inspiration from the SMUStylists themselves!
What are we watching?
Meg: Little Fires Everywhere
Myriam: I’m rewatching the Office
Alexa: All seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Valentina: Vampire Diaries and Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Chloe: I’m rewatching Big Little Lies
Maddie: Law and Order SVU
Gillian: Little Fires Everywhere and Desperate Housewives
Caroline: The Morning Show, Tiger King, and One Tree Hill
Nina: Schitt’s Creek
Avery: Tiger King and Real Housewives of NYC
Ana Paula: Tiger King
Sofia: Little Fires Everywhere
What books are we reading?
Myriam: The Paris Wife
Alexa: 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
Chloe: The Power of Now
Maddie: School assigned books 🙁
Gillian: The Defining Decade (a MUST READ for 20 somethings) and Valley of the Dolls
Nina: Thérèse Raquin in french lol
Avery: The Nightingale
Sofia: I Am Pilgrim
What new hobbies do we have?
Maddie: Cooking healthy recipes! The other night I made turkey bolognese with lentil pasta and it was so good!
Caroline: Editing videos, making collages, and cooking
Ana Paula: Cooking with my mom and trying new skincare
What online workouts are we doing?
Meg: Daily Burn
Myriam: Sweat app, BBG, and CPY online
Alexa: Alexis Ren Ab Workouts
Valentina: Fit with Cambrie
Chloe: The Romee Strijd ab and butt workout videos
Maddie: Workout plans I make for myself, workout Wednesday, and running and walking
Gillian: Alexis Ren — beach booty and hourglass abs
Caroline: Alexis Ren 10 min ab workout
Nina: Pamela Reif on YouTube
Avery: Swimming laps
Ana Paula: Alo yoga moves and Corepower
Sofia: Walks around the neighborhood with her mom
We have tips for everyone on how to handle these unprecedented times…
Myriam: Stay active and try to get fresh air outside your backyard for at least 10 minutes a day.
Alexa: Ask your mom or dad to go on a walk. It will make them really happy 🙂
Valentina: Try to go outside at least once a day whether it be a walk or a long drive listening to music.
Chloe: Learn how to cook or bake! It’s such a helpful skill and makes quarantine more entertaining!
Maddie: Make the most of nice weather, get at least 10,000 steps a day when you can! It will help you bounce back from all the extra snacking. Spend time with a family member you usually don’t, maybe start a new hobby with them like walking in your neighborhood or cooking
Gillian: SOCIAL DISTANCE to protect yourself and the rest of the world — there’s no social gathering that’s more important than human lives 🙂
Caroline: Enjoy the little things in life. Cook, walk, listen to music, and spend time with your family.
Nina: Get dressed in normal clothes sometimes!
Avery: Don’t feel like you have to be productive, enjoy this time however you want to!
Ana Paula: Accept the uncertainty and use it to build stronger relationships!
Sofia: Support local businesses & stay in touch with the people you love.
Happy quarantining! We hope to see y’all soon!