The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (CoViD-19) has been sending shockwaves around the world, with governments scrambling on how to contain the infectious disease.
Flights have been canceled; cities are on lockdown, and people are asked to stay at home. People are asked to restrict their movement and don’t go out unless extremely necessary. Being on home quarantine is one of the steps taken by the government to prevent the spread of the virus.
With this unprecedented turn of events, we understand that it can be challenging to transition from your active social lifestyle to being on quarantine. To help you cope with these changes, here are some tips on how to prepare for a coronavirus quarantine:
Get a Flu Shot
You don’t want to be anywhere near a hospital right now. Not just because there’s an increased risk of being exposed to positive patients there, but let this also be your share to decongest the medical facility.
We know that flu is one of the symptoms of this disease. Getting a flu shot reduces your chances of getting the flu. This will help you cross yourself out as a potentially infected person just because you have it.
Stock up on essential items
Do not hoard. We repeat. Do not hoard. This has been a problem experienced in most places in the world right now. This act can pose a danger, especially to people who won’t have the essential supplies (think about senior citizens and PWDs).
You just have to identify the amount of quarantine time you want to prepare for, and stock up on items needed for that period.
Set up your work-from-home station
You’ll be spending a lot of time there, so make sure it’s comfortable. If you need to buy an office chair, then do so. It is essential that you have a conducive working environment so you will continue to be productive.
Establish a routine
Create a routine that will fit your new schedule. This will help you cope up and handle your time better.
Avoid too much salt, sugar, and fat intake. You can do some meal preps so you can control the amount of food that you eat. Portioning your food can also help ensure that you’ll have enough throughout the quarantine period. Don’t forget to eat fruits and vegetables. Take your vitamins or supplements as well.
Spend Quality Time with Family
Now that you’re confined at home, spend more time with your family. Make up for all the times you weren’t able to share because you were so busy at work before. Take care and watch out for each other.
Revisit old hobbies or try a new one
To keep yourself sane, you can do something you’ve always been wanting to do but didn’t have time. This can help you make good use of the lull times of the day. This can also help you redirect your attention to something more positive.
Check Friends Regularly
Aside from keeping ourselves healthy physically, we also have to check on our mental health. Quarantine is something new for all of us, so make it a habit to check on your friends regularly and see how they are doing.
Keep Yourself Updated
Always keep yourself updated about the latest progress of the disease. Being updated can help you decide on the next steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.
Learn to Calm Yourself
Don’t panic. Stay calm and don’t lose focus. These are uncertain times and panicking won’t do us any good.
Being in quarantine is something we are not used to. But it is a necessary step to take if we want to defeat this virus and flatten the curve. Let’s all do our share in stopping its spread while at the same time making sure we are prepared for what is yet to come.