Health and Wellness

What To Do (And What Not To Do) During A Pandemic

These are strange times. I’ve never experienced anything like this before. So, I’ve got a lot of questions. Can I visit my mom? Do I need to buy 567 rolls of toilet paper? Can I leave my house? Should I wear a mask?

Wondering what to do during a pandemic?

Wash your hands, practice social distancing, don’t hoard toilet paper, stay positive and stay home!

I’ve never went this long without hugging my mom and I’ve never had such a hard time finding toilet paper?!

I think a lot of us are on different pages when it comes to covid-19. Many people think the pandemic is blown out of proportion and on the other hand, many feel we aren’t taking it seriously enough.

But I think we can all agree, these are some strange times. And we aren’t sure what we should and shouldn’t do.

For example, we should be prepared, but we should not buy a year’s supply of toilet paper.

Seems like common knowledge, doesn’t it?

Here’s a simple list of things that can help you through the pandemic, so we can all get back to normal soon:)

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Do’s And Don’ts Of A Pandemic

Do keep in touch with family and friends through FaceTime, phone calls and text.

Don’t go out just to get out… Like if you’re bored and want to get out of the house. Only go out if absolutely necessary.

Check out my post below for 25 things to do at home, if you’re bored.

Do show appreciation and kindness to essential workers. They are the reason you have your necessities. Say thank you:)

Don’t visit people even if they’re part of your family. If you don’t live together, you can’t visit them.

Do have patience with people when you are out. Don’t be pushy, and don’t get too close to people. Be mindful of social distancing.

Don’t spread fear. Spread knowledge of the disease, as in actual facts from trusted sources.

Check out my post below for mental health tips during a pandemic.

Do spread kindness and hope. We need that more than ever right now!

Don’t touch something in the grocery store and then put it back. This is how germs are spread and during a pandemic we need to be extra, extra careful.

Do wash and sanitize your hands often. Before and after you head to the store. Sanitize your steering wheel, door handles, etc.

Learn how to make your own hand sanitizer in my post below:

Don’t touch your face. You’re less likely to get sick if you don’t touch your eyes, mouth and nose.

Do stay home if you’re sick. And this should go without saying, but stay home if you or someone you know has covid19.

Don’t panic. Be prepared and be informed. But being panicked doesn’t help anything.

Don’t think you’re immune. This is a new virus and we don’t know what it’s capable of. It seems everyone is vulnerable.

Do cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. The virus is transmitted through the tiny droplets expelled from our coughs and sneezes.

Don’t touch handles. If you can help it, don’t touch any door handles or knobs. You don’t know what’s on there. Could be the rona! Use gloves or even your sleeve to open the door when out in public.

Do be prepared. But don’t hoard. Who needs a 6 month supply of tp anyway?

I’m no medical professional. This post is to help spread some common sense and positivity during a difficult time. If you feel sick, speak to a doctor.

I hope you all stay healthy and happy! This will all be over soon:)

Steph Social

Steph is a spiritual writer from Canada. She is a former journalist and magazine writer, who later went on to study the spiritual side of life. She shares her knowledge of manifesting and the law of attraction to help others change their lives through affirmations, self care, journaling, meditation and intentional living! Also- an INFJ, Reflector and empath so you'll find a lot of personality type stuff here too:)

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