Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, quarantine, social distancing. I bet you’ve seen or heard a few of these words a time or two over the past several weeks. I’d be willing to bet you’ve probably heard one of these words in the last hour. If you haven’t, you must literally live under a rock but hey, that means you have this “social distancing” thing down!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged Americans to practice “social distancing” to help slow the spread of COVID-19, which means we should avoid groups and limit our contact with people. Great, as if we North Dakotans/Minnesotans didn’t just spend the last 4-5 months cooped up in our homes. But seriously, look on the bright side…at least it isn’t during the couple months of summer that we do get to enjoy, when we are more likely to be out and about. AND the temps are no longer below zero, so we can still go outside- keeping your 6ft distance, of course 😉
It’s hard not to get a little down with so many activities around us being canceled or postponed, but social distancing doesn’t have to put a damper on your days. Think of it as extra time to do the things we normally may not have the time to do. It’s all about perspective! I know I’m guilty of saying “there just aren’t enough hours in the day.” Well, what better time than ever to get these things done. But if you’re still struggling finding things to do, here are some ideas to help you out.