Coping with the Coronavirus

Stay Home Stay Healthy
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Life as we know it has changed. Now 4 weeks into this Coronavirus pandemic it has taken over and changed all of our lives. Our lives have all been turned upside down where school has ended for most kids, many people have lost their jobs and our new norm is being ordered to stay in our homes. Social distancing has become the new norm.

It’s been pretty crazy and chaotic to say the least. In the the chaos, there are days that I feel normal. There are some days where I have anxiety, I’m scared and I don’t know feel like I know how I should be feeling. Never in my life did I think something like this would happen. My kids don’t fully understand why this is happening. It breaks my heart, do they truly realize the impact this has on their lives and their future?

Do your part

We are all going through changes. We have a new norm. Our community needs to learn the importance of this virus. We have all been ask to do our part and we need to listen. We may think staying home and social distancing is unimportant. Truthfully, it is saving ourselves and others. It’s allowing us to stay healthy. Without the stay at home orders and the community abiding by the order, it is only spreading more and more.

My family and I are trying to spend less time in front of screens. Unfortunately, it’s been tough. We have done many dinners together and the kids have helped cook. We’ve had many movie nights new and old and even classics! We take our daily strolls around the neighborhood with the dog. We’ve played board games and card games.

Stay positive, stay connected with family and friends. We’ve been under the stay at home order, I have been making more of an effort to Facetime and video call many of my friends and family. My girlfriends and I spent a Saturday morning together talking for hours. Spent one on one time with my nieces and nephew. Video time with friends and family has kept my heart happy.

Be creative with your time

Usually our weeknights and weekends are busy with sports and other events. This order to stay home with the city on “lockdown” has slowed our lives down and allowed us spend quality time together…indoors. With all the time we can do much more. The time is now. Therefore, do what you have always wanted to do, but didn’t have time to. Read the book you’ve been wanting to read. Start a DIY project in the house. Learn a new skill or find a new hobby. You don’t have to become a total couch potato!

We are all in this together

Social Distancing only works if YOU do it. Not sure on how to practice social distancing? Most importantly, do you part.

·       While Social distancing is critical to protect yourself and others – everyone should put distance between yourself and other people to prevent the virus spreading in your community

·       Everyone needs to stay at home to lower the risk for yourself and those you care about

·       Avoid discretionary travel, shopping and social visits

·       Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts—use drive through or delivery options

·       Stay a minimum of 6 feet – or two arms-length – away from others

·       Don’t hug, don’t shake hands, etc.

·       Put distance between you and those who are sick or at high risk

· If you are at higher risk or live with someone who is at higher risk, consider staying at home and away from crowds. Those at higher risk are 65+ or have underlying health conditions (lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, or are undergoing cancer treatment)

·       If you are sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider

·       If you suspect you may have been exposed to Coronavirus and are ill, call your health care provider first to alert them, before physically going to their office

How are you coping ? Share some creative ways you and your family are practicing during this time.

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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