Talk to you primary care physician about the Flu and Covid Vaccines. Get education from the professionals, try to stay away from potentially fake news on social media.
Continue to maintain a social distance while you are in public. Please stay home if you feel sick or have any cold like symptoms.
Don't spend too much time at the stores. Have a list, shop only for the items you need and leave quickly. This method saves money, time, and health.
Close the tap when you lather up, remember the ongoing water crisis.
Keep the environment around you clean. Throw out trash daily, recycle and donate unused electronics, drop off clothes to a nearby homeless shelter. Don't toss masks and gloves on the ground and if they fall, pick it up and toss in a garbage bin.
Stay away from alcohol and any type of substance which can lower your immunity.
Don't forget to take your daily medicines and vitamins.
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Offer to deliver groceries to the elderly and those in need. Remember to spread hope and listen to their fears without interrupting and shutting anyone down.
How to Deal With Anxiety and Worry
Call at least 2-3 relatives and friends to check in and share good news.
Avoid gossip about anyone or spreading fake news.
Don't isolate yourself. You can still call, text, video chat, and send good vibes through social media. Don't argue with anyone about their perspective on masks and vaccines.
Try to donate your time, food and clothes to an organization you strongly support.
Make a list of all the tasks you need to complete daily (laundry, meals, bills, work projects).
Start every morning with deep breathing and healthy physical exercise.
Go about your day focused on your list of things to do.
Finish your day celebrating your accomplishments.
Take a staycation to enjoy time with family and local friends.
Set achievable goals and establish yardsticks so you can track your progress.
Ideas for Children
Encourage your kids to help with household chores such as folding laundry, dusting inside the home, cleaning their toys with warm water and soap. Use this opportunity to teach children good hygiene skills for their body and their environment.
Determine and explain activities for children the day before and create clutter free workstations to for them to use during the day and after school.
Communicate with the teacher weekly to keep up with your child's school work and homework assignments.
Weather permitting, encourage children to play outdoor games at least 1 hour a day. (Hydrate!)
Set limits on screen time for TV, social media, and video games. Instead play board game, DIY science projects or join a family yoga class.
Board games, card games, Jenga, etc are great way to spend family time.
Set up holiday lights around your home (follow indoor and outdoor light safety rules). Play your child's favorite song and have a dance off.
Encourage your children to keep mood journals where they can talk about their days (life can get difficult and it's important to recognize the difficulties in order to celebrate the victories).
Scheduling social hour with your children's friends consistently every week. The children can plan the activity or just talk (it's their time with their friends, let your kids be in charge of that time).
Listen to your children when they speak, don't try to solution or fix any of their problems.
Good Practice for Working Adults
Prep your breakfast and lunch the night before, even if you are still working remotely.
De-Clutter your work space and have necessary items within your reach.
Keep water next to your workstation and stay hydrated. Snack healthy and remember to take daily lunch breaks.
Walk away from your workstation to refresh a few times during the day.
Stay in your normal routine, keep your family in their normal routine.
Wear comfortable clothes and don't be afraid to use a webcam during meetings.
Start and end your day on time. Try not to work after hours.
Don't check email, work phone, and work messages when you are off the clock.
During work hours, schedule protected time to complete your own work without interruption.
Check in with colleagues who you have not heard from in a while so no one feels disconnected.