We are going through a historical period; that is nothing like any other time. With this worldwide virus epidemic situation, we need to re-think our life, health, and future.
What matters in our life? Not money, not a big house, or fancy cars, nor being famous. What matters the most is our health. Seeing so many lose their lives from disease or infection from the virus, we must learn something: prevention is the Key.
At this time, I encourage you to avoid social gatherings, parties, big events. I saw a neighbor had a big party two days ago, and it made me think, “do you have trouble understanding the situation, or are you just being selfish, or do you assume it is safe?” You may not be sick from the virus, but anything you touch can spread to hundreds of people.
If you have to go out for an errand, bring alcohol wipes, and disposable gloves with you. You will need to make sure to use alcohol to clean your hands after touching anything. If you don’t have an alcohol wipe, find a place you can wash your hands.
If you have to touch a door after washing your hands, wear gloves to open the door. Keep in mind that the virus can stay on surfaces between 4 hours to 3 days. Never assume it is safe.
Tom Hanks and his wife got a virus infection. They are a smart couple but could not identify where they contracted the virus. No matter how smart you think you are, only taking precautions can provide safety to your health and life.
We sometimes talk face to face to a person; it is ok if you keep distant and not touch the person. Greeting people, putting hands together like praying is my favorite kind greeting.
Stay at home, distance yourself; there are many things you can do to keep your mind and body healthy. Here are some examples you can try:
Read whatever book you like, or research a topic you want to learn about. Reading not only improves your left brain but also enhances your reading skills as well as widens your knowledge in many different areas. It is one of the good habits to have for anti-brain-aging and self-improvement. My memoir, just finished, can be your entertainment too. You can find the book from Amazon if interested.
We often say to our self, “I wish I had time to organize.” Now is an excellent time to get organized. Your paperwork, your closet, your work, your yard, your car, your bookshelf, and your foods. You feel so much better when you are organized. Your special memories may come back too. It is good brain work. Organize photos is another enjoyable thing to do. You may have over 10 thousand photos on your phone but hard to find them. This is an excellent time to get your photos organized.
Some people hire a maid to do house cleaning. But if you do yourself, your skill improves. Our brain is an amazing organ, but you can lose it if not used. House cleaning looks like simple physical work, but it’s not. It involves organizing skills, detailed thinking, multitasking, and intuition.
This is a must-do in daily life at any age. If you enjoy outdoor, walking, biking, hiking, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, are all wonderful and healthful. At home, you can do some stretching exercises or Yoga. Or, just turn on your favorite music, dance with the music. Moving the body is always beneficial..
Play Music, or Learn a New Song
Playing a musical instrument is very enjoyable. If you don’t play instruments, sing-along, or learning a new song is a great way to exercise your brain. And, it is fun too! You have the freedom to sing at home; no one comments on your singing. Therefore, no need to worry about how well you sing.
If you have a garden, this is an excellent time to work in your garden. In the northern States, it may be too early for garden work, but prepare the ground may be ok. Living in south, I get so much joy from my garden work.
Craftwork at home
If you are a handyman or like to do craftwork, you can be very busy! You can do some beautiful things for a holiday gift. Or just make it for the house.
Learning Tai Chi
There is a saying, “Tai Chi is the most difficult exercise to learn.” Yes, it is true if you want to learn it right. If you don’t care to learn it right, just do the movements, it is not difficult. There is a video series on my website, “Learning Tai Chi in 10 Weeks,” which may help you to get started. Also, if you want to be a Tai Chi teacher, I have a Tai Chi Instructor Home Study Course .
Together, we can win the fight against virus soon!
I hope you have a happy and enjoyable “Social Distancing.”
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