Below are a few things to think about when you are not in self-quarantine or isolation, then you should take it seriously. Coronavirus transmission is astonishingly fast, and some medical experts believe the virus can live on surfaces for up to three days. To continue breaking down without disinfecting steps it must be left alone for three days. This is why it’s important not to provide a coronavirus “a ride” to its next vacation destination. However, you must consider staying strong and ensure that you are taking care of your mental and physical health.
Mental health in an essence is crucial to look after because it affects your immune system. You can indulge yourself in healthy practices like spending more time with your pets and, family. You might be wondering how pets and mental health go together but it amazingly affects your wellbeing when you interact with pets and bring optimism and love in your personality at best.
The models for what happened in China and what is happening right now in Italy and Spain are sobering. The social distancing of three or six feet is all well and good, but the issue of coming into contact with a family member or friend who has coronavirus but doesn’t know it (it can incubate up to nine days, experts say, and some younger people might not even be symptomatic but can still transmit it) should be taken very seriously. Plus, just because you are not over 60 doesn’t mean you should go out and potentially expose the elderly or other folks with compromised immune systems to coronavirus.
In this article, we have listed down seven of the main lifestyle changes you should definitely consider making during the quarantine.
Explore talents and complete pending plans
We usually don’t get time to explore our talents in our busy routines. We should stay positive in this quarantine and make most of this time by being productive. Try out different things you have been thinking to give an attempt such as organizing your wardrobe. Organizing a wardrobe is a big deal and you have plenty of time now to do that. Section up for different items: abaya dress, skirts, kaftans, ties, scarves, jeans, tops, fancy dresses, shoes, bags, and the list goes on.
Arrange everything in your room as per your wish, because you have been planning to do this but never got enough time.
Clear out old food which may go bad and refill on non-perishable items from major food groups like beans, rice, olive oil, and nuts.
Try getting your hands on cosmetics and try different looks.
This quarantine can make you pro, you just need to utilize this time and commit to yourself to a few things like painting, cooking, dancing, photography, planting or some other activities.
Work out at home
Can’t go to the gym? Cycle, and do calf extensions on the steps, and pushups and planks like there’s no tomorrow. I already met my fitness goals for 2020, but I guess I’ll be able to maintain them now, too.
Quarantine doesn’t mean to just sit there all day staring at the wall and eating, get up and add working out in your daily routine.
You can make a solid exercise routine out of burpees, push-ups, and squats at home instead of going to the gym, personal trainers say.
Read five books
Adding reading a book can refresh your mind. Reading five books that you’ve intended to but just didn’t have time. There’s enough time now. Unless you have a backup pair, just don’t break your reading glasses.
Avoid news and try this
Find alternative TV programming now that all sports are being discontinued until further notice. Catch up on three, four, or more fantastic shows highly recommended by your peers.
Commune with nature
Walk around outside in the sun at a healthy distance from other humans (trails, forests, etc.). (I discussed the issue with a veterinarian, and there is no evidence that the next-door neighbor’s adorable pug can become infected with coronavirus). Exercise and naturally forming Vitamin D? What could be better?
Make an excellent YouTube recipe reality and make a meal to be pleased with. Stocking up on pasta, beans, canned vegetables, and spices is a smart idea so that more recipes are within reach.
Be mindful to support your immune system
Mindfulness, which can be defined as present moment awareness, has been growing in popularity more and more each year, and now is a great time to try it out for yourself. Just five minutes of meditation every day can assist you reset your mind and your perspective.
Meditation and respiration exercises will help slow down your heart rate and clear your mind. It can buffer the effects of stress when practiced regularly and helps support your immune system.
But you don’t have to be “mindful” in a meditative way if it doesn’t work for you. Having a bath or reading a book – and during these periods keeping off social media – helps clear your mind and relax.
Ways to be mindful include:
- Breathing exercises, focusing on each inhale and exhale
- Eating healthy meals, savoring each bite
Meditating on a good word (relaxation, ease or quietness) or an image that makes you smile.
- Intentionally connecting to an old friend (electronically, of course)
- Taking a drink, feeling warm temperatures and their effects on muscle tension
What to do if you’re sick
No matter what you do to practice self-care, remember to avoid touching your face – especially your mouth, nose, and eyes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of our elbow when coughing or sneezing to stop the spread of viruses, like COVID-19, that is spread through droplets.
Keep an eye out for any symptoms in yourself and those around you. If you or someone you care for is feeling sick, experiencing fever, having difficulty breathing, showing signs of respiratory illness or symptoms of coronavirus, call your primary care doctor.