I’m not here to tell you everything is going to be okay. You can get that sappy bullshit elsewhere. I’m here to give you some good advice because sometimes we need to be shaken up with a powerful hit from reality. When times are tough, we gotta be tougher.
You need to get your shit together and take control of your situation. Not sure what to do? We got you covered.
I’ve compiled a list of 7 important things to keep in mind during this national emergency:
#1 Educate yourself, but stop worrying about every news story.
You don’t need to spend five hours on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube filling your head with crap. That shit will drive you crazy and make you sick with worry. Snap out of your misery! You’re drowning yourself in fear and irrationality.
#2 Keep doing what you love with the people that matter.
You know what’s scarier than death? Life. And so far you do a damn good job at that. Keep doing the things you love. You need them to keep your head straight.
#3 Make a plan. Be strategic.
I’m not going to tell you that it’s all sunshine and rainbows, ‘cause it’s not. This is a serious time that needs some serious self-discipline to do what needs to get done. Get off your ass and do something useful. Think ahead and be ready for whatever comes your way.
#4 Spend your time wisely.
Think about all the shit you haven’t done that you’ve put on the bottom of your to-do list. You and I both know it’s a looong list. Instead of worrying about death, make the most of your time alive. Get it done.
#5 Keep up your workout routine.
The gyms might be closed, but that won’t stop you from getting some gains at home. Don’t let the shutdowns make you soft. Put time aside for yourself, and stay healthy.
Exercise strengthens the immune system too. That’s a huge bonus against any illness.
#6 Connect with others.
Instead of wondering if this virus is going to kill your friends and family, pick up the phone and call them. Ask them how they are and catch up.
This pandemic shouldn’t be pushing us apart but pulling us together.
Remember, we don’t want to get too close. Some people aren’t showing symptoms of this virus and are carriers. Which brings me to #5, always...
#7 Use the fucking soap.
Skip the dainty sanitizing gel. You ain’t’ doing it right unless you are washing your hands often. Dirt never hurt anyone, but the Covid 19 can. Kill that shit with soapy water. It doesn’t need to be antibacterial either.
Dr. Paul Kamitsuka, the chief epidemiologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center says, “It’s a relatively puny virus in terms of being able to inactivate, so plain ole’ soap and water should do just fine because it would disrupt the envelope around the virus. So, it’s not a hard virus to kill on your hands or on your surfaces.”
Struggle makes us stronger. We were unwillingly thrown into this uncertainty. Instead of crying like a bitch, you can master these tips and be the badass we know you are. What are you waiting for? Prove to yourself that you got this.