Staycations, of course, refer to vacations taken in and around your city—or in and around your own house. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people weary of canceled flights, pricey resorts, and highway traffic jams opted to unplug from their devices and plan a week doing everything they’d always wanted to do at home, or happily doing nothing at all.
The upsides abound. You’ll spend little to no time in transit, leaving you more time to enjoy the activities you love most. And you’ll save money—depending on how simple or luxurious you want to skew your time off. You can incorporate family or create an individual experience. Either way, you’ll reap many of the benefits of a traditional vacation and return to your regular life with renewed energy and a sense of well-being.
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Touching your face is so natural a habit, you may not even realize you’re doing it until there’s good reason not to. Hands are a common transmission source for pathogens that can make you sick — including bacteria and viruses — according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Infection Control. The COVID-19 pandemic is reason enough to stop being so handsy, but that’s often easier said than done.
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The world is still fighting against COVID-19 and while certain countries have lifted the strict measures that were in place to help flatten the curve, others are still imposing lockdown on their citizens seeing as how the pandemic is still not slowing down in their area. In case you live in a place where the quarantine is not over, you need to be aware of the fact that you have to work on your mental and physical wellbeing in order to come out of this whole situation healthy. Here are some steps you can take.
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Walking around in our city, we’re already used to see some garbage on the ground, e.g. cigarette butts, lost packages of paper tissues and discarded bags from some fast food meals. But recently, there’s a new addition: single-use face masks.
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As physical distancing measures continue, more people are turning to meditation: a practice that has been used by many different cultures and in many different ways, but always to quiet the mind and make us less reactive.
In recent years, research on meditation has shown that it may improve immune response, and also decrease stress and depression.
With everything that is happening in the world today, with everything that is out of our control, could meditation be the key to surviving quarantine?
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