Boundaries are a critical tool for your survival kit. Why boundaries you might ask? I am glad you asked that question. I created a clip discussing the importance of Boundaries for my Captured Clutter Facebook Page. It was my first video to be quite candid; so, if you choose to go find it, remember this is my first attempt to share tips via video technology. That being said, the message and content are certainly worthy of a listen. Essentially, I suggest that during these confining times, we need to establish, limits for behavior, zones for activities and routines that enable the family unit to understand expectations during these not so normal times.

Have you set up daily routines? These should be posted for all to see. Oh, and by the way, you can have a totally unstructured day or a backwards day, but the point is, you need a guideline of what to do, especially for family members who thrive best when there is structure.

Once you know your routines, it is important to set up zones that are conducive to the activity such as a study area or office area with comfortable seating, good lighting, and a system to process completed and “to be done” work. Music might be helpful in the background for those with ADHD.

Your exercise area might be more inviting with a candle, music and good lighting. And your creative area should have tools to inspire acting on the project, whether it is art, music, science, architecture, anthropology – what – yes, you could probably create a dig for your budding anthropologist.

Jack Canfield, motivational speaker and author the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, inspired me with these brilliant words. “Carefully choose how you respond to events – how you choose to interpret events, how you choose to think about and talk about what happened, how you choose to act — If you want to achieve better outcomes. Remember, you control your destiny … so make it a fantastic one!”

While the perspective these days can be frustrating, you do have the choice to brighten up your surroundings for you and your loved ones. What boundaries can you identify for your Corona Home?