In these times of unprecedented sacrifice and unease, the temptation can be strong to change up every routine and regimen in your life. After all, if nothing feels normal, then nothing is normal, right? Wrong. At times like this, it is more important than ever to maintain as much normalcy in your life as we possibly can. So as we all adapt to a temporary reality of social distancing, remote working, remote learning, and constant hand-washing, we can't forget to STAY CONNECTED AND BE SOCIAL. But how do we do that?
Obviously, things are going to be different for a time. We can't live our lives in quite the same way we have all been used to. And we know we can't go out to a movie, a restaurant, a sporting event, or attend services at a synagogue. But we can and must stay connected to loved ones, friends, and people we know through your phone, touch-screen, or computer. And you can continue to exercise, eat healthy, read books, and keep your mind active and challenged. None of this has to change. All that's needed is the drive to keep healthy habits alive in your life, so you can maintain your sense of humor, your happiness, and your overall well-being.
Virtual experiences can be a wonderful way to feel invigorated, alive, and connected with the outside world. But first, you need to ensure that you or your older loved ones can tap in to these opportunities:
Consider these wonderful opportunities:
As the old saying goes, "Where there is confusion, there is money to be made." And where there is money to be made, there will always be con artists, scammers, identity thieves, and worse. Given the uncertainty of our current economic environment, the last thing any of us should want would be to get separated from more of our money. Here is what you should know:
The links that we've compiled below are excellent sources for stress management. Learn how to breathe, meditate, or just be happy!