In times like this, with COVID-19 running unchecked and major global shutdowns in response, it's an understatement to say things are getting hard and worrisome. While things are looking hopeful in the long term, I hope that sharing advice that I've been focused on adhering to will be helpful to some of you, too.
1. Self isolate as much as possible. I’ve really taken this to heart over the past few days. it doesn’t matter if you’re less likely to be affected because it’s not just about you, it’s about those in your community and the world around you who may be more at risk during this outbreak.
2. Do not ignore symptoms or risks — check out all current information on symptoms and guidelines here at CDC.gov, wash your hands with soap and water as much as possible, disinfect disinfect disinfect! Especially if and when you decide to go out.
3. If you live in the US and your income has been affected by the shutdowns, please make sure to see if you’re eligible for unemployment benefits, even for temporary unemployment. Not every situation qualifies unfortunately but it may be of use in many situations.
4. One of the best ideas I’ve seen recently is buying gift cards to local restaurants and businesses to support them while they’re under business restrictions. If you can afford it definitely keep this in mind. The same goes for helping keeping friends afloat while they may be affected significantly financially; this economy and capitalist system are honestly trash and we need to take care of each other!
5. Lastly, if you’re lucky enough to not be losing money due to the closures/are working from home, take care of yourselves! For me, that's meant planning upcoming work/blog posts, organizing my closet, and trying to listen to my skin and my plants. Whatever that means for you -- meditation, rest, exercise -- try to get it in where you can fit it in.
Take care, friends 💜
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