We’ve heard a lot about the “new norm” and how our everyday lives are changing. In addition to the COVID-19 precautions that businesses have in place, it’s important to adjust things in our personal life to keep your family safe. Here are a few habits to adopt during a pandemic.
1 – Avoid Face Touching
There are a lot of reasons why we constantly touch our faces throughout the day. It’s time to start thinking about these and find ways to adjust them. For instance, if you’re a nail biter, that’s something you definitely need to stop. Read tips on how to stop biting your nails. If you’re constantly moving your hair away from your face, perhaps a new haircut or hair style will do the trick. If you often touch your face when you think, find something else to keep your hands busy. Creating new habits to avoid touching your face is tough, so you’ll need to make a conscious effort to change them.
2 – Cook More!
Staying home and cooking on your own reduces your exposure, so this is among the best habits to adopt during a pandemic. You’ll also save money, which is an added bonus. If you have kids, teach them how to cook as well. Select easy recipes and turn cooking into a family activity. If you don’t have kids, cooking for yourself is still rewarding. With so many recipes and videos online, you can learn how to make almost anything.
3 – Avoid Snacking on the Go
Here’s a one for all the snackers out there. If you like to snack while shopping or on the go, it’s time to rethink that. You should only eat (a meal or snack) right after a full hand wash. So, snacking in your car, while shopping, etc., is not ideal. Your exposure to many difference surfaces makes snacking on the go a dangerous activity.
4 – Tie Up Long Hair
When you’re out in public, your entire body becomes a surface where droplets can land from infected individuals. If you have long hair, droplets can land on those strands and then touch your face either from you moving around or the wind blowing it. Tie up long hair to minimize the risk.
5 – Clean with Disposable Cloths
Within your home, do you clean surfaces with a reusable rag? You may be spreading germs rather than eliminating them. Use disposable paper towels or cloths instead, especially in high touch areas. Additionally, replace hand towels often in kitchens and baths, or convert to disposable towels there as well.
Other Habits to Adopt During a Pandemic
These are just a few habits to adopt during a pandemic. There are certainly many more. Take a moment to think about things that you do every day and what small changes might have a big impact. Everything from our hair styles to how we dress, eat, and clean matter in a pandemic.