Are you one of the people who has no other choice but to do the errands such as grocery shopping, going to the drug store, walking the dog or delivering goods despite being terribly anxious? Well, good news! Your anxiety is your ally! I know some will argue with me but think about this, covid19 is transmitted through droplets, surfaces and in some cases like in a hospital setting, through air circulation, meaning, if we avoid doing things that might get us infected such as: not washing your hands frequently, bad hygiene, not practicing social distancing (6 feet away from another person), always touching your face, not wearing protective gears such as masks, gloves and face shields, etc, we are safe. Now why did I say that our anxiety is our ally? Simple, us being paranoid about almost everything will make us do all the precautionary and safety measures needed will somehow spare us from getting it.
Use your anxiety to your advantage. I'm lying if I say it doesn't suck, but it'll eventually save you from doing the wrong things and making bad decisions. Trust me, I've been going in and out of grocery stores and I must say, my anxiety is quite tamed and somehow behave.
I listed all the possible reasons why...
When I'm at the grocery I...
1. DO NOT TOUCH SURFACES EASILY
2. MAKE SURE MY MASKS AND GLOVES ARE ON
3. I BRING MY ALCOHOL AND WET WIPES SO I COULD USE THEM BEFORE I TOUCH THE CART OR ANY SURFACE
4. MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE MY SHOPPING LIST TO SAVE TIME THNKING ABOUT WHAT TO BUY AND SI I COULD GET OUT OF THE STORE IMMEDIATELY AFTER
5. SANITIZE MY HANDS AFTER HOLDING THE MONEY
6. THANK THE FRONTLINERS (CASHIERS, GUARDS, ATTENDANTS) FOR DOING SUCH AN AMAZING JOB OF PROVIDING OUR NEEDS
7. PRAY. THANK HIM FOR KEEPING ME SAFE AND CALM WHILE DOING THE ERRANDS
doing errands outside is probably one of the things that we cannot avoid. We're humans, we have our needs and we also have our responsibility.
After grocery shopping, before I leave the parking lot, I message the people at home saying I'm already on my way back, ask them to open up the gate, the front door, and bring my towel to the bathroom so I won't touch anything as I get in.
What we need to do right now is RELAX while being ANXIOUS. Yeah, I know it's hard, but being Anxious will make you avoid doing things that you shouldn't do (at least for now) , and being relaxed will make you think rationally while you're outside.
I know you can do it, Mighty! Stay safe and may God bless you! ❤️❤️❤️
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