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Social Distancing (how to stay sane)

April 6, 2020 

I know that we all are feeling a little isolated and claustrophobic with all the stay home ordinances right now. Let’s first talk about what “social distancing” is. Social distancing is a term coined by law makers in reference to staying at least 6 feet away from others. This is to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Social distancing has made everyday life a bit harder for most – no more shopping at certain stores, no more eating at restaurants, no bars or sport events.

This has put a strain on our everyday lives. However, there are still many things that you can do to keep your sanity and socially distance yourself while staying active like:

  • Take up learning Yoga or maybe a martial art virtually
  • There are many online tutorials right now that are free
  • Go on a hike - there are many trails that are open if you stay at the 6 feet recommended distance.
  • Take up some mediation lessons

Making sure you are getting some fresh air is going to help tremendously with your health and mind set. Using this time to do a little focusing on yourself could do anyone some good. Maybe we can get out all of this with a fresh mind. Whatever it is you find to help keep strong, healthy and mindful during this time then you’re doing good.

Here are some other, less active, ideas:

  • Face time friends and family
  • Hang out with neighbor’s driveway to driveway
  • Maybe study or read a book
  • Play a board game or electronic game
  • Learn how to cook OR teach others how to cook
  • Learn how to sew by making some masks to help our essential workers


And most important if you’re feeling down then reach out to someone or use the tools that you have available at your fingertips here with FutureHealth.