Coronavirus Means Staying In Is The New Going Out: As Coronavirus takes hold and we have been made fully aware of the dangers, it is time to stay put. Please stop moaning about not being able to go out. If you infect a friend or loved one, you will regret not taking the advice. We all need to do our bit to help our community, country and the world, so get a grip. If you talk to anyone who lived through the World Wars, they had real hardships. Having to stay at home for a few weeks or months is nothing compared to what they went through. Let’s get on with it and make the best out of this situation. Staying in is the new going out so hunker down and do your bit.

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It’s Time To Think – Home Sweet Home

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Staying In Is The New Going Out So Let’s Get On With It

The more you stay in, the quicker we can go out. Let’s beat the virus so that businesses can re-open and we can go back to some normality. First of all, you have to accept the situation – if you stay in you can help save lives. You will be doing your bit to help ease the rate of infection and slow down Coronavirus. So please don’t be difficult, accept the situation and get on with it. Make a list of all the positive things about staying in. At the top of the list is saving your life and the life of others, now continue the list so you can refer back to it when you need a boost.

Try and keep to a schedule if you can. Allow yourself a few days of indulgence whether that’s getting up late or lounging around in your pants. You can’t carry on being a slob; otherwise, you’ll end up with health problems, and you’ll get depressed. Decide on a schedule and try to stick to it. It depends if you have children or you need to work from home as to what your daily plan will be. Make time for exercise, stick to regular mealtimes, keep up with the housework and make time for in-house entertainment.

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Keep To A Schedule
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You’ve probably bought your food and household provisions so organise your supplies. Put your cans and bags of pasta in date order. Look in your kitchen cupboards to see what stock cubes and spices you’ve forgotten about, so you are fully aware of what you have. Think about your meals ahead of time, so you don’t eat all your snacks within a few days! Be creative with cooking, research recipes you can make from your supplies. Share recipes with your friends and family.

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Make A To-Do List
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Exercise doesn’t have to take a back seat; it should be a priority. I try to walk 10,000 steps a day, so I’ll be listening to a few disco classics and dancing around my apartment. With so many online workouts, you can try something different every day. I’ve always wanted to do Tai Chi so I’ll give that a go. If you have a fitness instructor, ask them to coach you online instead.

Make a list of all those household chores you never have time to do. As soon as it’s safe to go out again, you won’t want to be doing anything boring like cleaning out the attic so do it now. Besides, cleaning is an excellent way to fit in exercise, so it’s a great way to keep in shape.

You may not feel like getting dressed or showering in the morning because no one is going to see you. Rethink this because if you do normal things, things may feel more normal. Keep up with personal hygiene such as cleaning and flossing your teeth because it will make you feel better.

Catch up with friends and family regularly. Check-in with those who live alone or are vulnerable. Having a phone call, video call, an email or text could brighten up someone’s day. Be supportive to others; try to keep them level-headed and positive.

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Let People Know You’re Thinking Of Them
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Think of ways you can still be social with your friends and family, which could be eating your dinner together over Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp. Watch the same film at the same time as your friends and talk about it on the phone afterwards. Start an online book club with your friends and family.

There are so many ways for you to be creative and productive about your time at home; you just have to embrace the new normal. Good luck and stay safe, my lovelies.

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