Taking Responsibility for Our Own Well-Being During The COVID-19 Crisis:

Yes, we all are in shock and we never expected to see this day. COVID-19 presents challenges to us on many levels, and much of it seems overwhelming. We are not helpless, and we need to take personal responsibility for our own well being after which we can start helping others.

I have been thinking of ways I can help, and being a conduit of information on how you can stay healthy and help yourself is a role I am taking.  I have been reaching out to people who have information that I might not have and asking them to share it with me so I can pass it on to you.  This will be the first of many communications on ways you can take care of yourself during this crisis.  I am doing this because I care for each of you and know that you can also disseminate this information to those close to you and even more so to your clients and contacts.  I have been sharing some of this with clients who are grateful to have something they can do that is proactive.   

  • It seems that the most important thing we can do right now is not to come in contact with someone who is infected.  This is a difficult task as we have no idea how many people are walking around or even coming to our offices who may be symptom-less carriers of the COVID-19. Taking responsibility to minimize our social contacts is necessary.  This will seem extreme at times, and will vastly interrupt our normal life activities, and our minds will want to dismiss the importance of staying distanced enough not to come in contact with the virus. It will be inconvenient, it will be contra to who we are, it will seem cold, it will seem uncaring, but if we do not personally limit our social contacts we will become part of the problem and put ourselves at risk.

  • Washing our hands has never been as important as it is now.  Every time we have touched a person or an object, we need to wash our hands before touching our face or food. Things that we often touch that tend to get ignored are our computers and cell phones, and they need to be sanitized regularly.

  • When purchasing things the terminals and pens that we touch are usually not sanitized and present the possibility of transmitting the virus. Be sure to sanitize the ones that you own and wash your hands after touching the ones you encounter.

  • Every time you hand a credit card to somebody it is being touched and is a potential carrier. Sanitize the credit cards in your wallet and whenever you use one that has been passed to someone sanitize afterwards.

  • Gas pumps hold potential danger and I recommend using nitrile gloves when pumping your gas.  If you don’t have a glove immediately sanitize your hands with a sanitizer followed up with washing as soon as possible.

  • Even your steering wheel can potentially transmit the virus if you touched it after touching a surface that was contaminated. Periodically sanitize your steering wheel and car door handles as these also can be touched before you have washed or sanitized your hands.

  • Every time you touch a doorknob you are being potentially exposed as you have no idea who has touched the knob before you. Sanitize the doorknobs in your office and home and be sure to sanitize or wash your hands whenever you have touched a doorknob.

  • One of the most important is not to touch your face or eyes or nose or mouth with your hands which you might find is an unconscious habit.

These are just a few areas from your day to day life that take more awareness than you are used to taking in order for you to protect yourself. There are many more than I have mentioned here.

According to the Wall Street Journal the COVIC-19 has a lyer of fat for protection of itself. Soap washes away and dissolves the layer of fat thus making it extremely effective in killing he virus. So, washing our hands is one of our best defenses.

Ann-Marie Lancaster, a SET therapist at the Biomed Center in RI, shared this information that they have on the practice of hand washing – 

  • “Even better than using hand-sanitizer (which is out of stock most places anyway), is this tried-and-true hand washing technique. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, and with attention: lather front & back, between the fingers. Dry your hands completely – this is important. Moisturize with organic ingredients. The entire process should take a full minute.”

Here are some sanitizing and cleaning agents that are more holistic that do the job –

 IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE – when using essential oils ALWAYS check the essential oil guidelines for proper percentages of oil to water for your safety, and since there are different qualities of essential oils be sure you use only the high grade oils (not the cheap ones) in order to have the disinfecting qualities.

  • Thieves essential oil mixed with water to form a spray

  • OnGuard essential oil mixed with water to form a spray

  • Benefect Botanical Decon 30 Disinfectant (Thymol) which can be ordered from Amazon – I understand this is safe to be used on the body, too

  • Thieves and OnGuard foaming soaps

The high grade essential oils mixed with water can also be used to moisten paper towels and make wipes stored in a plastic bag that are convenient to keep in the car for disinfecting.

(REMEMBER, pay attention to % guidelines for essential oils as noted above!)

For more information on other disinfectants you can go to Dr. Mercola’s article “Clobber Coronavirus in 30 Seconds Flat.”  Here is the description from Mercola.com and the link:

My next installment will be about taking personal responsibility by maximizing your immune system.

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