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Things to Do While in Quarantine.

 

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are all staying safe at this time. With the Coronavirus making people sick, not being able to work, and also making social distancing a thing, most of us are in quarantine or just staying home to be safe. Now being that I’m a total introvert and going out isn’t my thing, I tend to make do and have tons of hobbies/ projects to keep myself busy. I know that being at home for a long period of time can drive some of us crazy with boredom, but there are some things I do to help make this time better. Please feel free to comment and share your favorite shows, podcasts, youtubers, and things to do.

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  1. Catching up on all those shows, podcasts, YouTube videos that you’ve missed because you’ve had no time. Some shows, podcasts, YouTubers I watch are:

  • On My Block 
  • The Walking Dead
  • You
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • All American
  • Kingdom
  • Stranger Things
  • Supernatural
  • Locke & Key
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Sabrina
  • I Am Not Okay With This
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Teen Wolf
  • Black Summer
  • American Horror Story

If you didn’t know about Netflix party, download it on google chrome extensions to watch movies and shows with your family and friends together. it will be like you’re all in the same room! If you have any show suggestions, please feel free to comment below.

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Podcasts:

  • We’re The Ladies 
  • Directionally Challenged 
  • Alice Isn’t Dead
  • The Dark Verse
  • The NoSleep Podcast
  • Pseudopod
  • Serial 
  • Up and Vanished
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Ten Things That Scare Me
  • The Murder Squad
  • Adulting
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YouTubers:

  • Hollow
  • Markiplier
  • MrCreepyPasta
  • Carli Bybel
  • Jackie Aina
  • Kyrah Stewart
  • Deepica Mutyala
  • The Edwards Family
  • Arshia Moorjani
  • Avantegardevegan
  • PickupLimes
  • AnchalMUA
  • Milena Ciciotti
  • Tess Christine
  • Nicole Guerriero
  • Llama Arts
  • The Paranormal Files
  • Desi Perkins

These are all just some that come off the top of my head, please feel free to comment more down below.

 

2. Call a friend, facetime, text all your friends and family and check up on them. It’s good to keep in contact with the ones you love and care about. 

 

 

3. Workout at home. For all the gym junkies out there, there are so many workouts you can do at home: pushups, planks, squats, sit-ups, you can even look up videos online to show you what kind of workouts to do all in the comfort of your home. Maybe even taking up yoga (which is my favorite) can be a thing now that you have time to spare. 

 

4. Cooking. (My favorite thing to do) I love trying out new food and recipes. I’m always looking up recipes online or reinventing recipes I know. I’m trying little by little to go vegetarian and then vegan. It’s mainly for me trying to be the healthiest I can and help the animals. I don’t prefer eating meat as a necessity and I can do without it. Some recipes I look up are on:

 

  • Allrecipes
  • Pickup Limes, Avantegardevegan, yovana, bingingwithbabish, Tasty, Bon Appetit, Food Wishes on YouTube
  • FoodNetwork 
  • TheKitchn

5. Most importantly, SELF-CARE. There are a lot of us who don’t do self-care and practicing self-care isn’t a easy thing to do. We all have busy lives, jobs that are super demanding, and tend to leave self-care as the last priority. With the quarantine and everyone at home, this is the perfect time for self-care. Some things I like to do for Self-care is :

 

  • Take a long bath with Epsom salts, a bath bomb or a bubble bath.
  • Listen to music you love.
  • Write or journal.
  • Meditate for at least 5 minutes.
  • Catch up on those Zzz’s.
  • Use a diffuser with your favorite essential oils, burn a candle with your favorite scent.
  • Do some yoga.
  • De-cluttering/ Spring cleaning, helps me release stress.
  • DO what makes you happy and what gives you comfort. 

Peace and Love Always. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little About Me.

My name is Jeniffer, but I go by Jena. I’m a New Yorker born and raised. I’m a substitute teacher and a Psych major. Helping others is what I like to do. I am someone who is dealing with Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and PCOS, so I’m always looking for ways to get healthier and to feel better mentally and physically. If you care about horoscopes, mbti and all that other stuff as much as me:  I’m a Taurus (sun in Taurus, moon in Scorpio, ascendant in Cancer), INFJ. I’m a very open and spiritual person. I’m of Guyanese descent, don’t know if I’m mixed with anything. Horror, Crime, Thriller movies/tv shows are my thing. I enjoy cooking and finding new recipes and new ways to recreate recipes. This is all starting to sound like a dating profile so I will stop here (LOL).

Peace and Love Always. ✌

Update on Hypothyroidism/ Hashimoto’s.

It’s been a while since I last posted about dealing with Hypothyroidism and the impact it has on me. Recently, I had an appointment with my doctor and it seems the medication I’ve been taking has been helping my TSH levels. I’m currently taking levothyroxine 100mg. Since it had been a while my doctor had bloodwork run on me. My levels are now at 2.58. It has been a very big journey. Although I’m still dealing with all of the symptoms, little is done to help me out. I still have the symptoms of cold/hot tolerance, issues with certain foods, sleeping problems, fatigue, muscle aches and pains ,hair loss, my weight is going on a roller coaster ride, and I’m always getting sick frequently. According to my endocrinologist, I didn’t need to come back to see her because everything was fine. When my primary doctor checked the test results from that time, she told me it was still high And that is why I needed to do bloodwork incase my medication needed to be adjusted. It seems that the doctors are only concerned with dealing with the TSH levels only and not the mental, physical and emotional impacts that hypothesis has on its patients. I felt like it was a record on replay of me complaining about my symptoms and the doctors basically ignoring it.

I have recently found out that I also have PCOS and am currently on a pill form or birth control to regulate my period. This could have contributed to some of the symptoms I’m still dealing with. When getting the news of being diagnosed with PCOS, the doctor seemed unfazed as to not really caring how she broke it down to me. Everything was textbook. I left the doctors office in tears and feeling like I didn’t know what to do. I had numerous things going on with me and felt like no one was really listening to me. Dealing with Hypothyroidism and PCOS is very Challenging for me but with the support system of loved ones that I have has made it easier.

Knowing that I have these health issues, I know I needed to make a change in my lifestyle and diet. I have changed my diet completely to no dairy and no gluten. I eat as many fruit and vegetables as I can daily. I workout three times a week at home and drink only water and tea. I have lost 10 lbs from January to no March. I plan to continue this diet as it seems to work for me. I also plan on looking for another endocrinologist who will give me a different perspective and who can help me with my symptoms. If anyone is dealing with the same thing or you know of someone of is also dealing with this and has success or any tips, please feel free to comments down below or send me a message.

Peace and Love Always.