This cold/flu season has been especially difficult. On top of being concerned about getting a horrible cold or a dangerous flu virus, many areas are struggling with the spread of Coronavirus. The World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, meaning the deadly virus is spreading outside containment measures in multiple countries around the world.
Scary, right?! But measures are being made in order to try and stop the spread of this unpredictable virus. One of the biggest measures public health officials have taken to stop the spread of the virus is called social distancing. What is “social distancing?” Simply put it involves staying away from people in order to prevent catching or spreading the virus. This is the reason why so many concerts, festivals, and international events are suddenly being canceled or postponed, why schools are being shut down, and even a conference on coronavirus itself has been shut down.
You may be thinking to yourself, “How on earth can I stay away from people all together??” Your right, it’s almost impossible to avoid people completely, but there are some things you can do to limit your exposure . Try and avoid large gatherings and limit how often you go to places with large amounts of people. Yes we all have to go to the grocery store and so on, but use disinfectant wipes and lots of hand sanitizer!! (For more info on what steps to take in public places, visit our blog on Sick Season-5 Places With Mass Amounts Of Germs.
Another factor of social distancing is working from home if at all possible. I understand not everyone can do this. That is understandable, but if at all possible, it is a wise idea, and in some areas it’s non optional. If that’s the case then you might as well try and create the most productive and relaxing atmosphere.
Here are a couple ideas.
Air improving plants.
Some of the top recommended plants are; Aloe Vera, Areca Palm, Elephant Ear Philodendron (yes, that's a silly name, but look it up, its quite pretty!), Lady Palm, and Bamboo/Reed Palm. These are just some ideas, there are many more plants that work great! With these little air purifiers, you improve the quality of your air and make your office more appealing to the eye.
Ok, to some this one may seem very random. But, if you choose a candle with good ingredients, and the right smell, it will do wonders for your mental state of mind and also help purify the air! I personally love DAYSPA Body Basics Candles because they are made from all natural ingredients. They use 100% beeswax. These beeswax and organic safflower candles burn with almost no smoke and clean the air by releasing negative ions into the air. What does that mean?? Well, what happens is the negative ions bind with toxins and help remove them from the air. These candles also may be helpful for those with asthma or allergies and they are effective at removing common allergens like dust and dander from the air. Awesome, right?!
This probably goes without saying, but it is imperative to disinfect all frequently used surfaces. We use our cell phones, tablets and computers ALOT so make sure to clean these items often! It also doesn't hurt to keep hand sanitizer near. Why not try DAYSPA Body Basics all natural Hand Sanitizer, which you can also use to clean surfaces as well! Double bonus!!
This is a difficult time but if we stay updated, and stay proactive we have better chances of staying safe! Lets all try and do our part. Don't underestimate the benefits of trying to stay away from large groups and keep our homes clean. We look forward to when this pandemic has passed, but in the meantime please stay safe and healthy!