During the time of coronavirus and social distancing, many of us are feeling isolated one way or another. Here is a short list of things we can all do to protect ourselves, our family, our community, our country and our planet.
Care for Your Wellbeing
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Eat less and introduce a more balanced diet into your life.
- Keep yourself busy with different basic activities from cleaning, cooking, exercising, listening to audio books, reading, meditating, walking.
- Take your daily multi-vitamins dose especially vitamin C & D
Create an empowering work-space environment at home
- Be in communication with your teammates, network of partners via phone calls, video calls, emails, texts.
- Convert a room in your home if possible into an office or simply use a small desk or table dedicated to your work.
- Schedule and stick to your work time routine.
- Take a 10 minute break every 50 minutes to refresh your mind and body.
- Create awareness about basic do’s and don’ts and be an emotional support for people via phone calls, video calls, emails or texts messages.
- Keep calm and be positive when you listen and talk to people.
- Provide information that is honest and accurate. Pay attention to what you see or hear on television, radio, or online.
- Share resources and offer help to people who are vulnerable with limited access to necessary goods that are in high demand.
- Share your gratitude, inspiring quotes and/or videos.
Limit contact with others
- Arrange to have groceries and supplies delivered through online shopping.
- Avoid contact with individuals with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems and older adults.
- Avoid contact with pets if you live with other people, that may also be touching pets.
- Keep interactions brief, keep at least 2 metres between yourself and the other person, and wear a mask if you have to be in contact with others.
- Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in your home, if possible.
Maintain necessary supplies
- Alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
- Disposable gloves (do not re-use)
- Dish soap
- Disposable paper towels
- Eye protection
- Hand soap
- Household cleaning products
- Laundry detergent
- Surgical/procedure masks (do not re-use)
- Waste container with disposable liners
- Over the counter medication to reduce fever like acetaminophen
- Clean touch screens and electronic devices with 70% alcohol wipes.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that you touch often, like toilets, laundry containers, bedside tables, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, hand railings, phones etc.
- Cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm or into a tissue.
- Humidify your home space with Eucalyptus oil as an antiseptic and for relieving symptoms of cough, cold, sore throat and other infections.
- Place household waste including masks, gloves and other contaminated items in a covered container.
- Use saline nasal rinse to clean your nasal passages to prevent the spread of infection.
- Sterilize your tooth brush with water mixed with salt or soak your tooth brush in Virgin Coconut Oil, as it has natural antibacterial properties. Make sure you rinse your brush properly after in hot water.
- Wash your clothes with regular laundry detergent using the hot water setting (60-90°C), and dry well.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds, and dry with disposable paper towels, with a wet wipe and then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Wear anti-dust mouth reusable/washable mask.
- Wear eye glasses for your eye protection.
- If you are good at using technology and online ordering, help others who need your support.
- Guide people on how to use messaging apps and social media, face time, and show them remotely how to look for help.
- Find and share reliable sources and advice with people around you.
- Find and connect with people online that you can relate and talk to.
With Love and Gratitude