Everybody has a routine. Whether we know it or not, we are creatures of habit. We go to work and spend time with our families, and in between, all of our tasks or errands are pretty much done by a routine we establish. Basically, it’s the rhythm of our life. Now with the coronavirus pandemic, these routines have been interrupted and have been replaced by “the new normal.” Instead of lamenting the interruption in our daily schedule, let’s establish a new routine to make life easier and we here at HPFY can help.
For now, the days of going out in public without a care are on pause. Healthcare experts have suggested that we stay 6 feet apart (social distancing) or wear a face covering or mask. Across the country businesses have been slowly reopening, but with restrictions on occupancy and operations. Facemasks are where we need to start for a new routine. Much like we hang our keys on a hook when we get home, install hooks for each member of the family to hang up their masks when they get home. This way we know where they are and they don’t get lost. This also reminds us as we leave the house to put on our masks. Also, for our children we could pack an extra mask in their backpack or lunchbox the night before. You may want to check out these facemasks and face guards:
Routines allow us to do things without having to think about them. Kind of an autopilot for our daily events. So, what qualifies to be included in a new daily routine to make your life easier? Face coverings and masks are now part of our everyday life if we want to beat this pandemic. Developing an everyday routine that encompasses disinfecting and anti-bacterial cleaning is crucial. At home, replacing our everyday hand soap with antibacterial soaps can be part of the new everyday routine. Washing our hands just before bedtime creates a routine that becomes second nature. Some great soaps include:
The best way we can minimize the risk of spreading the virus is to keep surfaces that we touch clean and disinfected. The use of hand wipes can help keep surfaces that we touch and contact every day clean and virus free. Start a daily routine of wiping down common work or home spaces to keep these areas as clean and virus free as possible. Start by wiping down the kitchen area when you go for your morning cup of coffee. At work, start your day by wiping down your desk and computer keyboard. As you leave for the day, quick wipe down is a great habit to get into. Also, you can make it a point to wipe down your groceries as soon as you get home to keep your family safe. Some cleaning/disinfecting options include:
There are many ways that we can individually help diminish the effects of Covid-19, but the number one tool in our toolbox is compliance. We need to introduce new routines that target the spread of this coronavirus. You can start with a habit and turn it into a routine, which can then become a ritual. If we all develop better habits and compliance, we can return to the way we did things pre-Covid-19.
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