Following the footsteps of many other countries around the world, Singapore recently announced the circuit breaker period to encourage people to stay at home.
As the amount of active COVID-19 cases continues to rise, governments are forced to implement strict societal guidelines that limit movement. Private companies have adopted ‘work from home’ processes for their employees, restaurants and bars have shut down, and only essential services are up and running with skeletal workforces. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world as we know it, and we are all having to adapt quickly.
Needless to say, we’re at home doing as we are told, practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of the virus.
For most, this time indoors can be a little daunting, although necessary. If you’re new to this kind of setup, there are a few things you should consider that are extremely important to your daily survival. We’ve come up with a short list to check off while you’re stuck at home.
Wherever you are in the world right now, please be safe. Stay inside, and we’ll all get through this predicament together.
Today, Evolve Daily shares seven essential tips to survive home quarantine during the circuit breaker period.
1) Maintain a consistent workout routine
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This is one of the most important things. Working out consistently equates to being healthy and fit. While staying indoors will help lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19, you also have to make sure your body is well-equipped to fight infections.
Evolve MMA offers free livestream classes to everyone in the world via its Evolve At Home series. World champions across martial arts disciplines such as boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu take you through martial arts home workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own living room.
It happens every day, and is totally free and requires minimal gear, so you can definitely follow along with your family. Remember to exercise regularly each day, and you can fortify your immune system to battle COVID-19.
2) Cook clean, wholesome food
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In addition to a consistent workout routine, now is the time to consume healthy, wholesome, clean food that you cook yourself in your own kitchen.
A well-balanced diet is extremely important to good health. But just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean it can’t taste good. You just have to find the best recipes. Eat what you want but focus on healthy alternatives to your favorites.
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When you shop, always go for fresh vegetables. Grocery stores should be well-stocked and should remain open as they are considered essential services, so you won’t have any problem sourcing fresh food and produce. But if you really want to stay indoors this entire time, many online grocery delivery services are available.
Needless to say, now is not the time to panic-buy anything. So don’t hoard items and only purchase what you really need.
3) Create a daily schedule and stick to it
It’s very important in these times to create a daily schedule and stick to it. This time indoors is an exercise in time-management, and how we can maximize being productive even while we’re stuck at home.
Set aside time for work, if you work from home. Keep yourself away from distractions so you can focus on your work tasks. At the same time, you also have to segregate some time helping out around the house. The people you live with are coping with this strange and extraordinary situation too, so we all have to help each other.
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If you are a parent, you will also want to set aside time to play with your kids and spend quality time together. This is very important as you will rarely get this amount of time to spend together again.
As stated previously, set aside time for your daily workouts. We can’t stress how important this is. Evolve At Home — it’s free.
Go to bed early, wake up early, and get ample rest. It’s very simple to lead a healthy lifestyle. It’s not rocket science.
4) Keep your mind and soul nourished
Apart from making sure you are physically fit and healthy, it’s also equally as important to keep your mind and your soul fully nourished.
It can get stressful, thinking about what will happen to the world, to your future. You have to take care not to let negative thoughts into your mind by preoccupying yourself with good content in your free time.
Now is your chance to read some of the books you have been meaning to read. You can play board games with your children so that they put down their tablets and smartphones too. Have meaningful conversations that replenish your souls and strengthen your relationships.
And when you do decide to switch on the TV, there is lots of amazing material out there. ONE Championship offers the biggest martial arts bouts in Asia, absolutely free on their ONE Super App, in addition to other lifestyle content. Check it out.
5) Stay connected
Stay connected and stay online, but only to talk with your loved ones. Limit your social media consumption, it really isn’t too good for the brain to be spending a lot of time on there. But stay connected and talk to your friends and your family and the people you can’t be with during these times.
Daily conversations are great with the use of technology, as some family members may live thousands of miles away from where you are. Make sure to always ask how they are doing, and how they are coping with the situation. Show compassion and empathy. Most importantly, always watch out for each other.
Sometimes, a quick video chat is all someone needs to brighten up their day.
6) Don’t believe everything you read on the internet
Staying connected also comes with its own perils. The internet is a dangerous place these days and you have to be extra careful with what you consume. Not all news is real, so don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
Discerning what’s real news from fake news now is getting harder each day. It may be best to limit your news consumption to just legitimate sources. Although, there tends to be a lot of negative articles nowadays, so make it a point not to dwell too much on negativity.
7) Practice social distancing
Last but certainly not least, practice social distancing. It’s the only way to truly defeat COVID-19.
There’s a reason why governments are advising us to stay indoors and implementing rules such as circuit breakers. When we limit physical interaction with others, the virus will not spread as rapidly as it has. And eventually, it will go away, but only if we’re strict with our home quarantine.
Social distancing is the key to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
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