A lot has changed since the last time I’ve written anything. The death toll is rising, the stay at home order has been extended, and some of Michigan’s citizens decided it would be a good idea to hold a “protest” during a worldwide crisis. Everything seems to be going downhill, I’ve barely heard any good news in the past two weeks and being embarrassed by the people of my state didn’t help that fact much either.
We’re in an unprecedented situation currently. A situation not yet seen in modern times and hopefully never seen again. Of course people are going to react in different ways but what everyone needs to do now is remain calm.
I may even be a hypocrite when saying that because even I have had my fair share of worry when even stepping outside for a walk everyday. I never know that if I go to the store to pick up groceries that someone who is sick, and didn’t even know, touched it and now I’m bringing the thing that we’re all hiding from right into my house.
This mindset may keep me safe now, but is quite destructive in the long run. I can’t always be afraid to leave my home, it’s irrational. The best thing to do is get out for exercise for a small bit everyday and get home and relax. Whenever I go to the store or somehow come into contact with something other people may have, I get home as soon as I can and wash my hands immediately.
There are safe and healthy work arounds to everything. Go out for a walk everyday, and if you go to the store, try and wash your hands (and wipe down whatever you’ve bought with a bleach wipe) before anything else at all.
In times like these the worst thing you can do is panic. So take a deep breath now, we can all get through this. It may seem like the end of days is upon us, but I promise you, it isn’t.
Now is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby, watch the show or listen to the album that you’ve been wanting to for months, or finally finish up an old project. We’ve got plenty of time stuck inside, might as well make the most of it! While you’re at it, be sure to spend plenty of quality time with your family. I don’t remember the last time I was able to sit down and have a conversation over dinner with my mom, but now I have plenty of time with her.
It may seem somewhat impossible now but we all have to focus on the brighter side of things. Keep a positive outlook and realize that this will not last forever. Cherish the time you have with your family and make sure you leave every day feeling accomplished.
Please, for everyone’s sake, stay healthy, stay inside, and stay safe.