In this QuarantineCast my wife and I break down 22 lifehacks for staying healthy and making the most of the downtime that we all have on our hands thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Oddly, a couple of stubborn older people I’ve encountered lately have told me something like…
This is all mass hysteria! I’m not going to drastically change my life because a few people have died have died of the flu. I’m healthy, I take immune supplements. I’ll be fine…
And I urged them
Please, stay inside! The Coronavirus probably won’t kill you but it might make you very sick, you may need to be hospitalized. If you end up in a bed in hospital, that’s a bed unavailable to someone else who might really need it. We all need to do our part to not end up in the hospital at this time.
Staying home is boring and an inconvenience, but if we can all make a bit of sacrifice, we can flatten the curve…
The thing you always hear from the “doomsday” prepping gurus (who are looking really smart now) is that when the hospitals and emergency healthcare get overwhelmed, the collapse of civil society is likely imminent. In many places, it’s the thin blue line, cops and first responders that serve as the vanguard preventing society from devolving into a brutal, Darwinian state. When hospitals get overwhelmed, cops will stop risking life and limb, doing their dangerous job, and go home to protect their own families. Hospitals are a domino that you really don’t want to fall where you live.
Self-quarantining makes a difference and employing a few of these lifehacks, it can be productive and even fun…
- Stress management — Stress is a killer and hurts your immunity. Be extra vigilant about your positive stress management habits; meditation, exercise, touch, etc.
- Don’t overdose on Coronavirus news daily — It’s counterproductive to binge on negative, fear-mongering news all day.
- Meditation — Especially if you’re watching a lot of news, you should spend 10–20 minutes in the evening meditating to soothe your nervous system. Try Dr. Joe Dispenza’s “You Are the Placebo” meditation.
- Get some quality sleep! — Practice sleep hygiene, turn off your alarm and sleep in as much as you need to.
- Take immune supplements — If you’ve got them. The Coronavirus Protection Protocol breaks down the supplements that will fortify your immunity. As “supply-chain Armageddon” unfolds the time window for stocking up on immune boosters will close. Email Ecommerce stores before placing orders to see if they are still shipping to your area.
- Have sex! If you’re so fortunate as to be quarantined with your significant other.
- Drink tea — It’s a nice way to pass the time and supports your health. Chamomile tea, for example, has a nice anxiolytic effect.
- Do something meaningful with your time — Resist the temptation to just spend all your time consuming the news or binge-watching something on Netflix. Devote time to some meaningful personal growth project.
- Read books
- Long-Term Food Prepping — Remarkably, survival food companies have a 10-week wait on new orders. If you still can, try to pick up at least a month’s supply of food. We recommend Sesame-Tahini and honey, a delicious and nutritious prepper food.
- Go shopping once weekly, if you must.
- Decrease caloric intake — If you can eat a little less your food supplies will last all the longer, decreasing the number of risky trips that you need to make to the grocery store.
- Fasting — Is great for your health and immunity. Practice intermittent daily fasting, not eating for 16 hours of the day. Try doing a 2–4 water fast which will reinvigorate your immune system.
- Explore Internet entrepreneurship — When you’re your own boss, working from home, self-quarantine isn’t so bad. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income is the best resource for getting started.
- Don’t watch pandemic movies! You’re getting to experience it in real life, no need to stimulate extra cortisol. Instead, watch funny movies that take your mind off the crisis.
- Wash your hands a lot.
- Meditate on death — This may sound a little dark, but meditating on your own death really puts things in perspective and inspires you to not waste your precious time.
- Call your friends and family — Take this opportunity to let your loved ones know how much they matter to you.
- Wipe your ass with pages of old books — I’m half-joking but I’m not worried about stockpiling toilet paper as I have access to a number of old books with thousands of pages.
- Date nights at home — It’s no time for date nights out on the town. So dress up with your partner as you would normally, light some candles and put on some music for mood.
- Roleplaying — A fun way to take your mind off the crisis and enjoy time with family is to do some roleplaying. My wife pretended to be a skanky aspiring stripper on a pretend first date we did together. But roleplaying doesn’t have to be sexual, you could pretend to be Harry Potter characters with your kids, for example.
- Interview your family members — If you don’t have a podcasting mic just us a laptop mic or an audio recorder app on your smartphone. Check out this interview I did with my mother.
Originally published on LimitlessMindset.com