I never expected the global pandemic to happen in my lifetime. And I don’t want to check anymore which age groups in society will be most disadvantaged by the changes. Because all of us will be affected eventually.
Next month and right at the start of the nationwide GCQ, the new normal will begin. It will be an acquired lifestyle taking over. And instead of spreading negativity and anxiety with anything that we feel like being “alter-smart” (read: the online names and opposite personalities many of us hide behind) about, all we can do is accept the realities of a different way of living compared to what we have been doing before March 13, 2020.
Let me share these precious tips from
Dr Victor Gisbert of Makati Medical Center:
Let’s embrace the 12 ways of NEW NORMAL for the next 6-12 months or even 2 years:
😷1. Wear a mask. Bring an extra, too.
👏2. Sanitize your hands as needed. Avoid touching surfaces and other stuff unnecessarily.
👯♀️3. Social Distancing. At least 6 ft. away or about 2 arms length or more.
🏃♂️4. Don’t go out unless it is absolutely necessary.
👱🏻♀️5. Don’t touch your face. Tie your hair every time you go out.
🤭6. Don’t grow your beard. Better safe than sorry.
💇♂️💇♀️7. Don’t go to the barber shop (or hair salon, I reckon). Either do it yourself or call the barber to your home. Let him wear a mask, clean his hands. Use your own instruments like scissors etc.
💍8. Don’t wear belt, rings, wrist watch, when you go out. Watch is not required. Your mobile has got time.
🧣9. No handkerchief. Use sanitizer & tissue as required.
👟10. Don’t bring your shoes into your house.
Leave them outside and sanitize them.
💦11. Practice good hygiene. Take a thorough bath and shampoo your hair asap when you come home from outside. As the virus can stick to your hair and hair can get in your face. Sanitize your bags, cell phones, car keys etc. Wash worn clothes immediately. Sun is a natural sanitizer. Dry your clothes under the sun 🌞
👨👩👧👦12. Be cautious. Don’t bring the virus to your family.
Lockdown or no lockdown for the next 6 to 12 months, follow these precautions.
Embrace the new normal.
🙏🏼God bless everyone, stay safe and virus-free.