June 4, 2020

7 Ways to Win at Social Distancing

With the outbreak of COVID-19 globally, a lot of countries have been placed under lockdown, in order to prevent the spread of infection. With a deadly pandemic on the rise, the need to practice social distancing as a means to combat the deadly infection is being advocated by everyone around the world. Here are 7 things you should do to maintain social distance and be safe at home:

Make most of the situation- A new language, playing an instrument, dance moves, cooking, there is a lot to learn while we observe social distancing at home. Building up on skills is something we miss out on in our daily lives, which is why it is important to take the time out to learn something new and add new feathers to your hat.

Being active- With most of us being home, the probability of napping all day is high (unless you are working from home), it is important to stay active, physically as well as mentally. Adding some workout regime to your home quarantine days will not only keep you healthy and in shape but will also ease anxiety related to coping with the pandemic.

Staying in touch with others- While we cannot step out and meet our near & dear ones like we always could, it is important to stay in touch. Virtual worlds provide a unique opportunity to hang out with your friends while maintaining proper social distance. Pick up the phone, and video call your family, friends, colleagues and catch up on what has been happening.

Shop online for your grocery and daily essentials- While stepping out for essentials is permitted, why take the risk? There are several online grocery platforms to serve you at your doorstep. With stringent measures taken for hygiene and safety while manufacturing and packaging of goods, to measures taken for delivery personnel, introducing no-contact deliveries and packing of orders in sanitized bags, you can be rest assured of the supply of your essential items.

Binge watch- This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on that web series you have been eyeing. While we otherwise may not find the time to indulge in binge-watching, now is the time. There are several platforms for you and your friends to watch shows together as well.

Taking a break from the news- It is important to keep up with the developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, but this can sometimes take a toll on how you are feeling mentally and emotionally. Taking a break can keep your mind off things during these tough times.

Lending a helping hand- Go ahead and donate some food and supplies to the people in need during this unfortunate situation. While most of us are fortunate enough to have meals 3 times a day, let’s not forget about the ones that may not be able to.

So, now all of us should utilize this time to develop new ways to stay connected and still have fun, even while adhering to public health guidelines. Lastly, let’s be grateful to all the frontline workers like delivery boys, household help, health workers, doctors, and police who are serving us in this unprecedented situation.

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