“Life excites me – just little, normal, every day things. Getting out of bed, getting dressed. Making food. I find it all exciting.”

~ Liv Tyler

This quote made me chuckle, because for so many of us right now our world revolves (seemingly endlessly) around these every day things… and it’s more mundane than exciting. Or at least it’s easy to slip into the mundanity of it all when each self-isolation day is much like the next. How are you coping?


If you find yourself frumping through much of the day in PJs, or if your energy feels low, then it may be time to reignite some excitement into your routine…or for starters, reintroduce some sort of routine.


Watch the short video below (or read the transcript that follows) for one simple way you can do that,

Hey, Michelle Cederberg here with another ‘Pajama Perspective’, some three weeks in to this whole self-isolation thing. I hope that you and your family are well mentally, physically, and emotionally and that you are getting through this with as much positivity as you can muster in these crazy times. My ‘Pajama Perspective’ today actually has to do with pajamas. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending a little more time in them than I care to admit. I saw a meme on social media the other day that said ‘9:00 PM is the time of day when you change from your daytime pajamas into your nighttime pajamas.’

Now, if you can relate to that, I want to share a perspective that will hopefully help you be more positive and productive throughout the day. If you find yourself spending too much time in comfy clothes, get up every single day and put a little bit of effort into your self care. It’s a lot easier to do when you’re getting up to prepare to go out into the world; to do work, to meet with your coworkers, colleagues and family and friends. And, when we’re at home day after day as we are now, it’s really easy to skip brushing hair, brushing teeth (in my husband’s case), and not even getting dressed.

Interestingly, those simple self-care oversights can often depress our energy and make us less likely to jump with enthusiasm into tasks that we have in front of us. Self-isolation or not, you’ve got things to do right?

So let’s see. [finger snap, onscreen transformation]

Wow, that was quick. And you know what? I actually feel better. And as you notice, I’m not dressed in my work clothes or my high heels. That’s not practical right now either, but as you head into each day, simple self-care – brushing your hair, brushing your teeth, putting on some makeup if you’re a gal, keeping your facial hair trim if you’re a guy …getting dressed – can go a long way to helping you feel human…and more productive.

What are the simple self-care steps you’re doing daily to feel a little bit more human? Share below!

I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you that you’ve got one chance to do this life. I say Dare to Live it Big, and dare to do it with a little bit of attention to self care, especially now when there’s absolutely nobody to see you except for your family …and maybe your dog, your cat, or waving to your neighbors through the window or Zooming to your family across the country or across the city… We can do this. #WeCanDoThis.

Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

Empowering today’s dreamers, leaders and go-getters to create the life and career they want.


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