Finally, the holidays are just around the corner! Time to kick those feet up, pour yourself another eggnog, and chill out for a week or so. However, this year’s festivities won’t be quite the same as usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, you may live in a community with strict social restrictions limiting gatherings to fewer than ten or less.
This year’ holiday shopping looks significantly different from previous years. Are you noticing long lines of people in facial masks to enter grocery stores? It’s been a strange year, and now that the holiday season is rapidly approaching, everyone must continue with social and physical distancing procedures. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy this festive season. Let’s look at how you can enjoy a safe, healthy, and relaxing holiday.
Avoid Malls and Shopping Centres by Shopping Online
If there’s one time of year where the shopping malls are packed with people, it’s right now. Your shopping list is longer than your arm, and just like so many others, you don’t even know where to begin. While many retail centres are currently open, your best bet is to avoid them as much as you can by finding holiday presents online. It’s best to stay away from crowded, indoor public spaces as much as possible. Taking extra precautionary measures is the right thing to do right now.
The good news is that you can find almost anything on the internet! You can even order your masks online by getting them from a professional screen-printing company. Consider ordering customized fabric masks in bulk so you won’t have to worry about running out throughout the winter.
Talk to Your Friends on the Phone (Skip the Text)
How many times per day do you look at yourself on the computer screen, sitting in the little rectangle that lights up every time you make a sound? Sitting in Zoom meetings for hours is draining and not easy on the eyes. Zoom fatigue is real, and it’s occurring in many people worldwide. While it’s critical to keep in contact with loved ones and see their faces in real-time, it’s also essential to limit your screen time, especially if you’re on it all day for work. Many people find a good old-fashioned phone of FaceTime call to remedy quarantine’s loneliness. The holidays are all about spreading good cheer. If you’re alone or missing someone, pick up the phone and have a friendly holiday chat. Leave the Zoom for work meetings.
Spoil Yourself with Delicious, Healthy Food
Your time off might feel like an incredibly long couple of weeks this year, especially if you’re not with family and loved ones, so treat yourself to nourishing tasty feasts. Indulge in thick, creamy soups and big hearty pasta. Getting enough vitamins and nutrients will support good physical and mental health, and both are vital to getting through this challenging time.
By keeping your distance from others in public spaces, staying in touch with loved ones, and remembering to eat well, your festive season might not be perfect, but you’ll stay healthy and safe. And best of all, relaxed.