Stay home unless it is necessary to venture out for essentials like groceries, take-out food, seeking medical treatment, or picking up personal medications. When you are in public, be sure to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet apart from others and avoiding crowds. Wear a face covering that covers both your nose and mouth and wash your hands as often as possible.
Be sure to take care of your physical and mental health during this strange time. Eat balanced meals, get plenty of sleep, and avoid overdoing it with alcohol. Do your best to balance your cravings with healthy foods.
Even just a few minutes each day of an activity that gets your heart pumping is vital. Go for a walk or run, try an at-home workout, do yoga, take a bike ride, go for a hike.
This is the perfect time to tackle a home project you never had time for before or even find a new hobby to invest your free time in. Paint the guest room, knit a hat, plant a garden, reorganize your closet, read a book, learn a new language.
While it is important that you limit your daily news intake and be mindful of this, it is also important to stay informed and educated at this time. Check the news at a set time each day, possibly once or twice daily to get the latest up-to-date information regarding the virus and how to stay safe during the pandemic.
While social distancing remains crucial, we can and should connect with loved ones virtually Emails, texts, phone calls, and video chats are a great way to stay connected with friends and family during this time.
It may be tough to think positively during a time like this, but it is important to do your best. Remember that this is only temporary, and won't last forever.