Every one is scared I get that, but we need to be grateful for what we have and do our best to take care of ourselves.
One way to do that is to take care of the senses we have to navigate this world.
So besides keeping our skin clean (which is our organ that helps us feel the world physically), we need to keep our eyes, ears, noses, and mouth clean and nourished.
I make sure to keep on hand a eye wash cup with eye wash, a neti pot with nasal rinse, an ear syringe, hydrogen peroxide for a mouth rinse, and a skin brush for my skin. I found several recipes for home made eye and nasal rinses on the internet and use the ones that have what I keep on hand all the time. I also learned how to use these items from friends and by watching YouTube demonstrations. I do these cleansing protocols a couple times a week but I will up the amount to every day as a precaution.
We have been told to keep things moist to fight the corona virus so lets even keep our air moist by keeping a humidifier going or by boiling water on the stove throughout the day (if you can make sure you don't forget it so your pans don't get burned).
Our noses need fresh air, and wonderful smells so bring on the walks and smelling flowers or essential oils. Oils have wonderful health benefits as well. You can diffuse them, dilute them in a carrier oil, or put small amounts on your skin as directed on the bottle.
Our eyes need rest, light, color and beautiful things to look at for nourishment. There are even yoga exercises for eyes. What a good idea while we are spending so much time online while working and schooling from home.
Our ears can build up wax if we listen to too loud music for a long period each day. There are safe and not so safe ways to remove ear wax if needed so do your research before attempting to remove it on your own. So make sure to give your ears a break now and then and soak in some silence. Listen to nature and calming music every day. How about singing lullabies to your family.
Our mouth needs special care to keep our teeth and taste buds happy and our breath fresh. Brushing, flossing, tongue scraping, and rinsing are common ways to do this. During this time when we can over do on comfort foods of the unhealthy sort we could make a list of the different tastes of foods and give our tongues and adventure. Maybe we can utilize all the unfamiliar things that are left on the grocery shelves and discover new favorites.
Our skin is the biggest organ we have and besides washing it clean we can give it an all over body scratch if you have a long handled body brush. Brushing my skin causes me to feel happy and rejuvenated.
Well that was some food for thought. I came up with a schedule that fits my lifestyle and I challenge you to so the same. Figure out what you can do at this time and make it a ritual. Your body will thank you for it.
Good luck and be safe, and stay healthy!!