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Starting April 3rd, all of Florida will be on lockdown for an entire month. We know there a lot of people worrying about what this means and how long will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will last. We can’t comment on that last part, we’re not scientists, and many of them are still trying to figure things out. However, we can help you with handling the lockdown during this trying time. Here at NowCar, we may be an online retailer to buy a car online, but we care about the community just like anyone other business. Check out our tips below, coming from official astronauts that landed the Soyuz MS-09 capsule in December 2018.
Stick to a Daily Routine
This may seem hard for a lot of people at first. When there’s no reason to get up in the morning, i.e. go to work, school, etc, then why keep any kind of schedule? Believe it or not, people need structure. Not only does having a normal sleep schedule keep one healthy, but having a daily agenda is more beneficial than some may think. Even German astronauts know how important it is to have a conscious routine and keeping that routine going all week.
Weekends used to be treats for everyone, and with the lockdown, parties and going out for a bite to eat are no more. Instead, make this a time to have a special meal with your family or roommates. Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be the only day of the week for a fun meal. For those that work or go to class every day, we live in a digital world, and most of this can get done on the computer nowadays. Crack open a book and study up or log in and get that assignment done.
Speaking of reading, having a way to retreat, even in a lockdown, can be a necessity. Starting a new hobby, starting on one or all those unread books on the shelf, or catching up on a favorite TV show can help us escape what’s going on in the world for a bit. Whether needing some time alone or doing an activity together, find a way to unwind and forget about the outside world.
On that note, just because Florida is in a lockdown, that does not mean people can’t go outside. You can still go out for a walk to get some fresh air and sunlight. Exercising outside may be a little tough when not going to a gym, but just get creative or do some normal body conditioning. Pushups, squats, planks, and some light jogging can all help get those endorphins going.
The easiest way to keep healthy is good hygiene. With how easily the virus can spread in respiratory droplets, keeping one’s hands clean whenever possible is a good practice. Even better if you wash up after coughing or blowing your nose to disinfect. Eating right is also helpful. With everyone stockpiling, resources may be scarce at times, but essential businesses like groceries are staying open and restocking, so make sure to get meats, cheese, milk, and some produce that can last for a few weeks in the fridge or frozen. Medicine is another big item to take stock of.
Everyone stay safe out there. We have a long month ahead of us, but we can get through it together. Have any other ideas for getting through the lockdown? Share them with us on NowCar social media.