As we’re dealing with this global challenge of the corona virus and trying to process this so called “new normal” situation that we’ve been presented with, we will need to focus on what we can do to protect ourselves, not only physically, but emotionally, psychologically and spiritually as well.

This global pandemic has affected all of us and many of us feel fearful, stressed out and are panicking. We know this is a scary time, but I don’t think that we should allow ourselves to get drawn into the negative energy of fear because when you’re in fear, you can’t really focus on what you need to do to protect and care for yourself. The government is doing their part, but there are things we can do to keep up our strength and stay healthy. 

Continue doing the things to protect ourselves by washing our hands, using antibacterial wipes on door knobs, handles, cell phones and computers, wearing masks and gloves, practice social distancing and so on. This way of living right now is not fun, but it’s vital to make the sacrifice for our health and well-being. 

Many of us will have to change our schedules and the way we have conducted our lifestyle. As a result of this challenging climate, I chose to cancel my plans for my first Caribbean Cruise scheduled for June 2020, I am choosing to keep calm, focus on my self-care by doing what I can to help myself and my loved ones. 

Here are some tips and things you can do to help you get through this difficult time:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Eating well
  • Laughing daily
  • Getting exercise
  • Taking time to pray/meditate
  • Staying connected to your love ones

Because of social distancing we cannot shake hands, hug, embrace each other and must stand at least six feet apart, but we can stay connected by texting and using social media. I know this is a very difficult and presents a new and different way of living for all of us, but pay special attention to your self-care, reach out to the vulnerable among us, especially children and the elderly and be kind and loving to each other. We will get through this together.

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