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The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged all Americans to engage in social distancing. Their definition of social distancing is remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.
Why is this important?
COVID 19 is a relatively new virus that we don't know much about. As the virus spreads, we are finding more and more information about the effects and how to handle it. The unknown can be a scary thing! In a world, where we do not have control over pandemics, rules on travel or school/event/work shutdowns, take control of what you can do and limit contact with others. Even though you feel and look healthy you can be a carrier and pass on the virus to someone else, someone who may have a compromised immune system. Be vigilant and safe.
It's better to be safe than sorry. Educate yourself on ways to reduce transmission and what symptoms to look out for. If you or your loved ones have a compromised immune system or respiratory issues, contain yourself as much as possible. To do my part and keep our communities as healthy as possible, Lotus Psychological Services will be suspending in person sessions and implementing telehealth sessions for adults and teens (see attached letter for more details).
I know this isn't the most ideal time. Many of you have plans to travel or a fun spring break planned. Imagine this as a speed bump; a speed bump that we can easily navigate and smoothly get over it. Let's use the power of positive thinking; don't zoom into the negative, zoom out and look at the big picture. I am thankful that we are in a world where we can easily google the latest information, where social media alerts us of updates, where we can order food, groceries or supplies online or through an app and where we can use our electronic devices to read, watch shows or play games. Damn, we are lucky to live in this moment of time!
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting blogs (self care at home, how to entertain your kids during spring break and binge worthy shows and books) to assist you with this new concept of social distancing.
Come on guys we got this! Our mind is our most powerful muscle, stay positive, use this time wisely and most importantly, be thankful for your health and many blessings!
Watch this video made by Italians and their experience of a 10 day quarantine.