No doubt about it, the times are a little bit different than what we’re used to right now. Whether you know someone impacted by COVID-19 or it’s affecting your day-to-day routine, research has shown that 90 per cent of us Worldwide are dealing with it in some way on a regular basis. Here at Australian Heritage Homes, we don’t think that’s going to change any time soon, but we also know that the best recipe for success is a good attitude and all of the tools to traverse the coming weeks. You may live in a thriving metropolis or in the middle of the rural countryside, there are still consistent behaviours and best practices that you can leverage and remember – we’re all going to get out of this eventually. Here is our top-level kick off on the Australian Heritage Homes blog about staying safe, comfortable – and dare we say, happy… during this pandemic.
Safe had to come first. Sorry to be the responsible adults around here, but we do feel like that’s our role. After all, you trust us with your dream home, we want you to be able to trust us with everything that comes after. So, clean up. When you return home (if you need to go out), don’t rush to greet your loved ones. They know you love them and that can wait. Instead, immediately place your coat and any bags out of social space and wash your hands for 20 seconds. There’s no need to go overboard here, COVID-19 (as of right now) cannot live on your apparel, so you don’t necessarily need to change unless you want to. Nor do you need to shower as long as your hands are clean and you’re not touching your, or your loved ones’ faces.
Comfortable is up next. There are jokes galore, and we’re sure that there are many different videos around the Web of those that are making an effort to dress up on the top for any video conference calls at work and sweats on the bottom. (The aforementioned article doesn’t necessarily agree with us, but to each, their own.) This is where stress and headspace come in. We’re all for routine and making sure you feel like you’re still going to work. But, be easy on yourself during this time. There’s nothing wrong with wearing comfortable clothing, working from a cushioned chair or couch if you need a short break and indulging in a comfort meal or two. Just make sure that you’re doing everything in moderation. The trick is to think, “if I had to go back to a full-time job right now, would I be able to?” If the answer is, you’re set up for success.
And, happiness. It’s objective, we know. And it ties in very well with comfort and headspace. We recommend that you take some time every day to either push yourself (it creates endorphins, whether you’re trying a new workout routine or a new hobby) or take a load off and relax. Contact your loved ones, taking advantage of all of the technologies we have available to us today and try not to worry. We’ve weathered storms before and we will again. The AHH home has your back.