Basic Guide to Prepare Yourself for Self-Quarantine
Basic Guide to Prepare Yourself for Self-Quarantine: Spending time in these days of Quarantine is not an easy job and spending the entire day with the family members is also a bit difficult. To fight with Covid-19, the most important thing is to stay at home. So, first of all, this is a humble request from ClipHash & Discovered that please stay home and go out only when it is urgent. Because lockdown is the only solution that can be seen to discard coronavirus for now. So, when you are obliged to stay at home, what are the several major steps that you should take?
This article will get you covered with the five important aspects of your life right now, that is, Cleanliness, Water, Food, Exercise, and Mental health…
So, Here’s a Basic Guide to Prepare Yourself for Self-Quarantine
1. Cleanliness comes first
In these days of Isolation, one thing that will keep you going is cleaning, a lot of cleaning. If you want to lead a healthy life, then start cleaning the frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, fridge door handle, and desks. This will not only keep you busy but also decrease the percentage of you getting into the trap of Covid-19. Also, you will get to know how hygienic you could be, all the motivation that you needed was just a pandemic. It is assumed that you are all geared up, but if not, then buy several important stuff for cleaning such as disinfectant, bleaching powder, brushes, brooms, soap, mop, bucket, and all the basic cleaning supplies. Also, do a proper r&d on which disinfectants you should buy. This is a perfect time for you to wash all your laundry like jackets, scarves, shirts, trousers, bedding, curtains, blankets, etc. You have got a lot of work to do but you just need your favorite playlist and you are done with your work without even realizing it.
2. Water and liquid intake
Not only in these days of excessive self-care, but you are also advised to keep your water intake at a higher rate in your entire life. Ideally, It is suggested to be one gallon of water per day. This doesn’t mean, it has to be water only, it could be tea, drink, fruit juice, etc. And if you were expecting beer, then it can also add to one gallon of water per day. However, excessive alcohol will force you to pee every now and then thereby dehydrating you. So, if you want to be healthy and hydrated, then take more fresh sugarcane juice rather then fermented one. Now talking about tap water, It is perfectly portable and you can rely on the same. Because buying one gallon of bottled water every day would be expensive. However, If you are not sure about tap water than you can buy a water purification kit that includes both a testing kit and purification system.
We highly recommend you to keep your meals simple. The deadly virus doesn’t stick to the dry food items like beans, rice, and legumes. Also, beans have a longer nutritious life, so you can keep them in a large stock. There are many other nutrients like beans that will keep you up in the days of quarantine. Also, It is advised to buy some dehydrated chicken stock. Keeping a large stock of rice is advisable because it can be cooked in a variety of ways such as rice cakes, chicken and rice, steamed rice, rice pudding, etc. Of course, you can not keep eating rice all day long for the coming few (or more) days. So, get yourself some frozen vegetables and fruit and a big piece of meat that will keep up your spirit for the coming days. Don’t use cooked food that has been kept in the fridge for more than a week. Planning is important for the upcoming days, sit for an hour or so and make a realistic plan on what all grocery and food items you are going to buy and divide it into the days in a week. You have got a lot of time at your home, Utilize these days to improve your cooking skills and surprise your homies.
To fight with Covid-19, you need to keep your immune system strong. Apart from eating a proper meal and keeping yourself hydrated, you also need to do certain exercises. This is an excellent time to start exercising, that you were avoiding from last so many years. But now it has become important for you to exercise. If you are used to an instructor, there is no need to worry. This is 2020 and Youtube has a lot of professional yoga, exercise and health instructors. Of course, you will not be able to run around in your living room but 20 minutes of Yoga and 30 minutes of low-pressure stretching. Also, To pass your time better and make yourself healthier, put the music on and start dancing with your oldies and kids. This is the time when you can spend quality time with your homies and family.
5. Mental Health
Keeping your spirit up in these days of Isolation is tough. But you have got some time to spend with your family that you rarely got before. You can keep the environment of your home happy and save it from turning into warfare. Also, create some space and disengage for a while, otherwise, you will feel stuck in your home. So, it is important that you create your personal space and let others create their own. We rarely spend time with ourselves, this is the right time when you can spend time in introspection and find the purpose of your life. In the coming days, you will be coming across various negative news, but you also need to stay updated. So, spend time on the positive stuff too. Do something creative, do what you love to do (except traveling), cook, draw, anything. Do something inside the home that will keep you happy. Video call with your friends, binge watch FRIENDS again, try some new shows, experiment watching a show different from your regular genre. This is the time when we need each other’s support, don’t preassume anything, make plans and only take important decisions with your family. We will fight Covid-19 and will overcome it.