So unless you have been living under a rock for the last few months, you will know that since the 23rd of March the UK has been in lockdown, with all non-essential business being told to close and people being told to stay in their homes unless they are doing their allocated daily exercise, shopping for essential items, for medical needs or they are an essential worker.
To be quite honest I think I am handling isolation as best as I can, I only go out for a food run once a month and electric top-up once a week, we don't have a smart meter so we have to go out to top up or we won't have power. I am looking at shopping online for groceries in order to avoid the once a month shopping trip and having to stand in lines with people coughing and sneezing around me.
Most of my day I spend inside, streaming, cleaning or working on some project or at least contemplating a new project I am thinking about taking on. I am not too bothered by the social isolation aspect of the lockdown as I am not the most social person on any normal day anyway. I rather like keeping to myself, playing with plants, our cats and streaming.
The most stressful part of all this that hubby, with all his health issues, is not on the vulnerable person list, he's an essential worker at a rather large supermarket that sees hundreds, maybe thousands of people through its doors. Hubby has to go to work in order to keep the money coming in as we really can't afford to not have him working but I am scared that he may come into contact with someone who may have COVID 19 while being at work.
Though he works the night shift and doesn't see as many people as the dayshift staff he is still exposed to people and you really just don't where they have been, who they have been exposed too so you have to be careful, especially since there are those who are not taking this lockdown seriously and willingly putting others at risk.
Something that has helped to make me little less stressed about hubby going to work is our face masks arriving this week. Not only will this give hubby a little added protection against any potential contact with people who may have or have been exposed to COVID 19 but they look cool as hell.
One thing about this mask, it did feel a little weird wearing it for the first time, it felt like it was a little harder to breathe but taking slow deep breathes it was fine. If you order a mask like this make sure that it fits properly, there has to be a tight seal around the mask so that there are no gaps around the edges where contaminants could get it or it will be pointless getting one, also make sure the bridge on the nose is nice and snug, but not crushing your nose.
How are you coping with the lockdown? What are some methods that help you get through the day?