I posted this last year at this time, but the ideas are still valid. Too many people believe that the virus is very, but it’s not. While we finally do have a vaccine, not enough people have gotten it and too many people still refuse to get it. Covid restrictions will last for several years. The 1918 pandemic of Influenza lasted three years simply because not enough people took it seriously enough. And it’s why so many states are now in the fourth wave of Covid 19.
- Stay at home
- Educate yourself. Knowledge is power.
- Find balance. Learn about the serious stuff, but take time to smile, dance, sing and laugh.
- Take care of your health…. get extra sleep, eat as well as you can, drink lots of water and tea (don’t get dehydrated), take deep breaths, meditate, exercise.
- Lower your standards, especially if you stay at home with multiple people, especially children, especially if you are not used to having everyone around 24/7. Things may not be as tidy, quiet, or calm as you are used to or would like. Appreciate that you have all of these people in your life rather than expecting them to live up to specific standards.
- Find ways to reach out and communicate. Text, email, post on social media, connect on Skype or other video apps, phone calls, send cards, write letters.
- Wear a mask when you go out, or any time you are indoors with people who don’t live with you.
- Donate money to charities that help hospitals, firefighters, paramedics, and police officers.
- Donate food and money to food banks. Especially needed are baby formula and diapers.
10 Talk to your family members, spouse, roommate, children, and parents. Share your fears and listen to theirs. Don’t try to fix it; listen and empathize.
- Order food to go from local restaurants. The chains will survive. The others will be struggling, and many will have to close down and will never open again.
- When you go grocery shopping, buy extra for neighbors who may have difficulty getting out.
- Use the time to learn something new. A new hobby. A new language. Study history. Read classic books. Paint with Bob Ross. Practice Tai Chi.
- Give blood, if you can. Coronavirus is not transmitted through blood transfusion.