Covid-19 put a halt to our lives. We spent months locked inside the same four walls for a long time.
Although the pandemic has not vanished from the roots, we are slowly entering our post-corona lifestyle.
With the economy opening phase by phase, here are some ways you can make the most of your new normal. The enemy still lives outside/. But let’s see some ways to be safe when we decide to go outside.
Practice social distancing, even after lockdown
Yes, your favorite restaurants are now serving dine-in customers, but it doesn’t mean you have to enter in packs. They are still chances of you getting infected from the novel coronavirus.
Avoid crowded areas at all times! If you need to visit such places, take necessary precautions such as:
–Maintain two meters (6 feet) of distance. In simple words, practice social distancing.
–Wear a mask when you go to a public setting.
–Sanitize your hands and personal objects regularly. Don’t allow the virus to breed on frequently touched objects.
Maintain personal and public hygiene.
Let me tell you a little secret. You can beat corona just by washing your hands!
Yup, that’s true. Something as trivial as washing your hands can protect you and your loved ones.
Wash your hands with soap or use alcohol-based sanitizers.
Don’t forget to clean your living space too. There’s no point in scrubbing your hands every 20 minutes if you’re sitting on a floor cleaned last week.
Healthy place = healthy mind = healthy mind
Now, don’t restrict your cleaning routine just to your house. Be aware of your surroundings, as well. Keep your surroundings clean at all times.
Don’t litter, spit, or urinate in public locations. If you use a public washroom, make sure to clean up after.
And PLEASE don’t throw your mask and napkins on the side of the road. Dispose of them with caution in dustbins that have lid closures.
Regular health checkups
The coronavirus has an incubation period of 14 days. Meaning if you came in contact with miss-rona, you might remain asymptomatic for up to 2 weeks.
Take care of yourself. Check your body temperature regularly. See if you’re showing any symptoms like fever, dry cough, lethargy, etc.
If you feel the symptoms coming in, don’t panic. Contact your physician over the phone and ask what can be done. Visit a clinic or hospital only when your doctor recommends.
Support local businesses.
Not everyone works in a big co-operate or owns one. Many of us are blessed with paychecks, even in these trying times. But, there are a lot of us who don’t have that luxury.
If possible, help out your local business. Maybe order something from small vendors too when you’re about to order from a fast-food chain.
Baby steps to being a better person.
The past few months have been hard for all of us. Some of us lost our jobs; some of us lost our will to function.
To keep up with the pace of society, we somehow turn into living machines. It’s time to rewind a little.
Observe your environment and try to appreciate little deeds of goodness. Call or text your loved ones and tell them you’re here if they ever need you.
Baby steps, guys. With these small steps, we can come out of this pandemic more humane than ever.
And lastly, say no to overconfidence.
You can only be Clark Kent when you’re mindful of yourself and your surroundings.
Listen to what your local officials and doctors say and act accordingly. Follow guidelines issued by local authorities and government bodies.
The above preventive measures may not eradicate the problem but will definitely help to get out of it slowly but surely.