On managing your self-isolation mental health and well-being, how are you holding up?
This is my third post on the Coronavirus epidemic. My first post was about some preventive steps. I’m sure many have already heard the same information from various media. As the situation grew worse globally, well-intentioned people were trying to share correct information.
Yesterday, I posted some links to different sites to get correct stats on the virus. I simply wanted to offer options for accurate information.
Today, I discovered this great video on managing the personal mental side of all of this. The tone of the video is calming and practical, so please watch and share. It offers alot of useful tips to help someone filter what they hear…and temper it with practicality and positivity.
Since the news of CV19 broke, we hear different numbers from different sources everyday about different stats. No matter the source, I think these infosites get alot of traffic, since quarentines have started around the world.
Some people LIVE for stats…how about you?
I’ve heard of WorldOMeters…but never checked the page. How is it, compared to the WHO and CDC websites? Who do you trust? Which makes you feel better about the situation?
Here in Japan, I usually refer to Kyodo News…they have a interactive graphic, showing stats for Japan. It’s been enough for me, since I am able to keep up with infect rate in my prefecture, at least.
Here are some tips for sanitation/prevention of CV19
It’s the main story all over the world. The media (and BS media, as well) are sensationalizing another terrible epidemic. I’m not seeing enough information, except for the CDC website or WHO, about helping to possibly prevent getting it.
I’m not a doctor by any means, but here are some things that I’ve been practicing lately:
Always wear a mask (the WHO website has a procedure you should follow, when actually putting the mask on, or taking off).
Don’t re-use the paper masks.
If you sneeze…please sneeze into your arm, above your elbow
If you sneeze into your hands, wash immediately with SOAP for at least twenty seconds.
After handling currency, please wash your hands or use disifectant with at least 50% alcohol
Don’t re-use tissues.
Don’t shake other’s hands.
Don’t touch anything on public transit…including straps, poles, buttons, etc
Keep a distance from people when talking.
In public toilets, avoid using the hand driers…keep a small towel in your pocket for such things.
Personally, I avoid food courts, open air delis and bakeries. You still have alot of nasty people in the world, who have no qualms about sneezing or coughing over crossants or bananas.
Speaking again of reasturants, I request paper cups when possible. I once saw an old man here in Japan, blow his nose on a tissue, then shove it into his ceramic coffee cup. That’s just friggin’ nasty. Animal.
There will be alot of sites offering “remedies” for this virus…take anything with a grain of salt. The latest misinformation is that hot water will kill the virus…stating that the virus is not heat resistant. Considering that this is a respirtory disease, it’s proboly not a great idea to pour any kind of water down your airway…just saying. You can drown in a teaspoon of water, remember that.
If you have any tips or ideas, please comment below (keep it clean).
Maybe there is a point where, as a parent (or guardian) of an autistic child or adult, you have to step in and make changes in your child’s interests or habits. You obviously want them to be happy (and hopefully prevent meltdowns..depending on the person), so maybe these tips will help. Just do it gradually, if you think it needs to be done.
Everyone deals with stress…at work, home and in our personal lives. Many people get so wound up with stress that they neglect the healthy things that should be done for themselves every day. Sleep, the right foods, and exercise are especially important. While I’ve never had a problem in these areas (especially eating), I hope these ideas will help at least one of you.
Feel free to comment on what makes you stressed, and how you dealt with it!!