We need to make sure during this time of work closures and school closures to stay clean and wash our hands. The recommended mantra is 20 seconds for hand washing, and 15 seconds for Purell or other hand sanitizers. Make sure to wear a mask when you plan to go to a public place, and wear gloves if you plan to touch shared objects outside of your household.
This is a time for turning in to appreciate your family more. It is a time to share stories, to look at old pictures, and to make art projects. It is also a time to show each other what on technology interest you, whether its Instagram photos, to Facebook videos, to Zoom classes. All of these interactions are good for your health and wellbeing. The grocery stores are still open and you can order curbside grocery pick up. Wear your gloves and wipe down the containers of all the items before taking them into your house. Put a safe place by your door for gloves, masks, and coats. We will get through this time together and with the support of each other. It is a humbling time for all of us and I wish you all the best!
Jennifer Saferstein M.S., L.Ac., A.P.
Vivify Wellness at Avenues Acupuncturist