Just like you, we are always looking for ways to keep ourselves and our family busy and active as we adjust to the new normal of “Stay home. Stay healthy”. Every day we are giving you a list of 14 things to keep us sharp, in shape, stimulated, busy, or entertained during these unprecedented times. Do one a day for 14 days, or tackle the entire list at once. Just make sure to check back every day for something new.

The energy of your home can drastically impact your mood and level of stress. Your home is your place of solace, even though it can feel a bit stifling after being there for a while. Check out these 14 easy ways to improve the positive energy of your home.

  1. Open the Windows: Even if it’s only for a little while, some fresh air will make a huge difference in the house.
  2. Make Your Bed: This very simple step can set the tone for the whole house.
  3. Keep the Curtains Open: Natural light is essential to help your mood.
  4. Use Lamps: Avoid the overhead light and use soft lamps to light your home instead.
  5. Turn off the TV: Instead, create a favorite playlist to run during the day.
  6. Declutter: Now is a great time to purge your home of all the clutter you’ve accumulated over the years.
  7. Rearrange the Furniture: Now is a great time to find a new set up for the living room. Just a small change can make the whole house feel like new.
  8. Add Houseplants Throughout the House: Houseplants improve air quality, add color, and a natural feel to your home.
  9. Hang Art on the Walls: Find some great pieces and add some color to your home.
  10. Frame Family Pictures: Add pictures of your friends and family throughout your home.
  11. Light Some Scented Candles: This is a very inexpensive way to add scent, light, and ambiance to your home.
  12. Deep Clean: Spring cleaning comes early this year! A clean house is a happy house.
  13. Keep Your Yard Clean and Tidy: Although this isn’t inside your home, looking out your open curtains to a messy yard can create stress.
  14. Add Some Flowers to a Vase: Whether you pick these in your own yard or buy a small bouquet at the store, this pop of color and sweet scent can improve your mood every time you walk by.

We know things are stressful right now, and you may be worried about your finances. We have solutions available through our Member Assistance Program, designed to support you. We have a range of resources, such as an Emergency Loan Program, Skip-a-Pay, and our Visa Credit Card special, that can help those who have been impacted.