Staying Positive and HealthyWash your hands, disinfect everything, learn how to work from home, fight for toilet paper, and avoid contact with other humans at all cost…
That’s where we are in our daily lives right now, and we understand it’s scary, uncomfortable, uncertain, and inconvenient.
Scientists and medical specialists are learning more about the virus, every day; They're working hard to create successful vaccines and are healing many. There are plenty of people out there recovering from this illness every day, so be thankful for that!
It's so important to look for the good during times like these... The good reports we hear, the positive news stories, people helping others, the little moments we have with loved ones, and more.
Remember to stop and look on them, often, and check online for an endless supply of resources!
Everything from workouts and dance classes, to cooking classes, mental health exercises, movies, books, and more are available for you and tour family to help that cabin fever stay far away!
----- Make The Best Of Things Right Now -----
**Look For The Silver Linings
You’re able to be home with your loved ones right now, spending quality time with them!
Everyone is there for dinner (in many cases), the kids can take it slow with schoolwork, and you aren’t all traveling in a million different directions, missing one another and stressing out about getting to practices and meetings on time.
Read with your kids, go on a scavenger hunt, play games as a family, and just soak it all up for now.
We know it’s hard to be stuck inside for so long, but just keep remembering to look for the little things.
**Take control of your relationship with the internet
You have to limit your time on social media, reading info online, and news coverage.
As much as we want to be informed, and as easy as it is to open your Facebook app with the touch of a button, try your best to refrain from being on it too much.
The more you’re constantly loading your mind with these scary and negative things, the more it’ll disrupt your thoughts and happiness.
**Stay In Contact With Friends and Family
Make good use of all the technology available like phones, cameras, video chats, and more! Whether loved ones are far away in another state or country or right down the road, stay safe and do your communicating via your favorite device!
**Seek out information that will uplift, entertain, or educate you.
Look for positive news stories, learn about the number of people who are constantly surviving and recovering.
Watch your favorite uplifting shows to make you laugh, and ones that will entertain AND educate the little ones!
**Look for the good in others.
These types of crises can bring out both the worst and the best in human nature.
There are too many stories (or things you may have witnessed yourself) about people hoarding food and paper items in the stores, leaving nothing for others, and don't even get us started on the billions of internet fights about the virus...
We like to think that the best in human nature is rising to the coronavirus challenge. Philanthropists are donating money to scientists to find a cure. Doctors and medical staff are working overtime to help sick patients. Neighborhoods are putting together care packages for people who are sleeping rough. People are posting positive messages on social media. Friends from across the globe reaching out to each other. When we tune into these positive and pro-social aspects of the crisis, we are united in hope.
----- Clean The Right Way -----
**The first thing you'll want to know is that cleaning and disinfecting are two very different things
-Cleaning is about removing contaminants from a surface.
-Disinfecting is about killing pathogens.
-Do both daily if anything or anyone has entered or exited your home.
**Target Your Home's High-Touch Surfaces
Researchers have found that the novel coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces such as cardboard for 24 hours, but up to two or three days on plastic and stainless steel. So disinfecting high-touch surfaces is a step we should all take.
((High-Touch Surfaces to Clean and Disinfect Daily)):
- Table surfaces
- Hard dining chairs (seat, back, and arms)
- Kitchen counters
- Bathroom counters
- Faucets, faucet knobs
- Toilets, (seat and handle)
- Light switches
- TV remote controls
- Game controllers
**How to Make Homemade Bleach Disinfectant Spray:
- 4 teaspoons household bleach
- 1 quart water
--- Pour both into one-quart spray bottle, shake vigorously
--- Spray on surface to disinfect, let sit for 10 minutes, wipe away with a wet cloth
We're thinking of you all, and eager for the days when we'll all be together again, painting, drinking wine, laughing, and buying toilet paper with ease... :)
Until then, stay safe, stay inside, and stay well <3
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<3 Sending you and your families love from Pinot’s Palette, Brier Creek <3