How to Break Your Bad Quarantine Habits

July 27th, 2020 by

Folks are getting back to their jobs and their old routines, which can feel a bit weird after spending so much time on lockdown. Since so much of Okarche has been hibernating since early March, we figured we’d help you see your shadow by offering up some quick and handy tips on how to break your bad quarantine habits.


We cannot stress this enough: If you go outside your home without pants on, people will see you. People will see you not wearing pants, and they will remark, “hey, that person is not wearing pants.” There’s also a likelihood of some legal quandaries resulting from this mistake, which makes it all the more crucial that you wear pants.

Don’t forget to run down your checklist before you leave the house: keys, wallet, smartphone, face mask, hand sanitizer, pants. Oh, and don’t forget shirts and shoes, because you’ll need those to get served at most places. If you are headed into the workplace, make sure that your attire is work-appropriate. A pajama onesie that looks like a horse doesn’t count. (Trust us, we had a 30-minute staff meeting about this one.)

Appropriate meal habits

When your 9 to 5 becomes more like from whenever you feel like waking up to whenever you realize that the sun’s gone down and your spouse is annoyed at you, it’s easy to let some of your habits go off the rails. That includes eating a regular lunch at a particular hour of the day. That means you probably shouldn’t kick off the day eating leftover Eischen’s over your keyboard at 8:30 a.m., or at least not if it’s a workday — what you do on the weekend is your business. And while we’re at it, it’s not super workplace appropriate to crack open a frosty tall boy at your desk. No, the excuse “hey, it’s 5 o’ clock somewhere” doesn’t make it okay, either. Coffee, tea, or a bottle of water? Totally acceptable.


Napping. It’s great. We love it. You love it. But if you’re back in the office or making a run to the store, it’s not the best approach to take a 15-minute powder in a bathroom stall. (Not super hygienic, either, though we do work hard to make our employee and guest bathroom sparkly clean.) When you start getting back into the swing of doing normal person things, try to get your sleep schedule back on the right course. Eight hours a night should leave you refreshed and ready to face the day each morning.

And while things are opening back up, let’s just be clear off the top: the pandemic is still going on. Make sure that you’re still being socially distant, wearing your mask, and just using regular ol’ common sense. Trust us, it’ll help everyone.

If your quest to get back to normal means you need a new ride or service for your current vehicle, Carter Chevrolet in Okarche is your hookup. Call or email to set up an appointment and we’ll be here to help. And that means we’ll be here in workplace appropriate cargo shorts, not horse pajamas. We promise.