At this time, health experts recommend social distancing as the best way to stay safe and healthy. This means spending a lot more time at home and physically separated from others.
This can be challenging, but there are ways to make it easier:
Stay Connected: Routinely check in with your family and friends, see if elderly or vulnerable friends and relatives need you to help them place an order online. Or call to simply say hello, and let them know you’re thinking of them.
You can start a remote book club or hold a Netflix Watch Party with friends. There’s also a surge of live streaming concerts and sports events.
It’s important to stay connected with friends and family, particularly with seniors and more vulnerable groups.
Keep Your Body Active: Exercise has been shown to boost your immune system and help alleviate depression. Make sure to follow the advice of your health care provider before starting a fitness program.
A wide variety of exercise classes stream online, from yoga to HIIT to dance classes and martial arts and everything in between. Many of these fitness programs charge monthly subscription fees and many others are free during the crisis.
Keep Your Mind Active: During the best of times, we work so hard we tend to put off projects that aren’t “necessary.”
Now is a great time to take on projects. Here are some ideas:
- Learn a new language
- Make a list of things you are grateful for
- Learn a new skill from YouTube tutorials
- Read a classic novel
- Get your kids to teach your dog some new tricks
- Try a new, immune-boosting recipe
- Get creative with crafts
- Get enough sleep