How to keep busy during the Coronavirus, this virus is spreading rapidly through the UK with our Prime Minister Boris Johnson banning people from leaving their homes.
People will only be allowed to leave their home for the following limited reasons, shopping for necessities, or doing one form of exercise a day.
Anyone vulnerable or with severe health conditions should self isolate at home for 12 weeks. The fatality rate for people over 80 from COVID-19 is almost 15%according to data from China.
The amount of announcements we have seen on the news about selfish idiots hoarding and panic buying toilet rolls and food is just beyond mortifying to see.
I could have cried for the nurse who put a video out after a 48 shift saving peoples lives, and she couldn’t purchase anything from the store as the shelves were empty, it was heartbreaking.
Caregivers should have a backup plan to care for their loved ones in case the caregiver gets sick; there should be enough medication in the house for four weeks, if you speak with the chemist direct they will deliver straight to your door.
The receptionists at the doctors can also deal with your medications by email, so don’t panic. Whichever doctors you are at find there website and get their email which will be on the contact us part, just give them all your details and a list of medications.
They need at least two weeks notice so don’t leave it till the last minute as the receptionists are manic at this present time trying to help us all.
If you find you have high anxiety during this isolation period, then try and do things to keep it at bay, stop watching the news every five minutes, and reading all the social media feeds.
It’s a good idea to keep a daily structure, wake up at the same time every day, get dressed, eat breakfast and then plan to do some exercise, and there are so many online workouts you can do.
If you are on Instagram, give a follow to zen.fit.adventures for fitness and mindfulness. In other words, don’t just lounge around all day taking in all the negatives and getting more worked up over things what are out of your control.
So when you find yourself getting caught up in fear of what might happen, try to shift your focus to things you can control. Tell your friends and family not to discuss the Coronavirus with you.
Ask them not to send you anything negative, especially before bedtime, so it’s not all swirling around in your head. Also, remember before you talk to someone and try to offload all your issues onto that person, remember you don’t know how they are feeling or if their anxiety levels are high as they might not have said.
Sometimes a person can come across strong and happy without a care in the world, but deep down, they are struggling beyond belief.
Keeping a journal at this time is a good outlet for getting your feelings out there. Trying meditation in the morning and also before bed can work wonders for anxiety.
There are so many to try on youtube, I just type in deep guided mediation talk down, and it will bring up a variety of ones for you to choose, you might not like the voices on some of them but keep trying them till you find one what’s right for you.
We are all in this together with millions across the world. We are at home practicing self-isolation.
Being kind to each other it will help us cope better, stay safe while we are all on this journey together, and better things are coming to us all in the future.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.