When we first heard about how coronavirus could spread, we knew we should not rely on just face masks and social distancing. We had to make sure our immune system could handle this potential new virus. I ordered specific supplements to strengthen our defenses. We started taking Zinc Balance, Vitamin D3 and Liposomal Vitamin C. Also remember to drink water to stay hydrated. I personally drink pure distilled water vs. any other type of drinking water.
While on lockdown under the stay-at-home quarantine mandate, I tackled projects around the house - I re-decorated a couple of rooms in the house. I also did a lot of re-organizing, which to most people is tedious but it's therapeutic for me and the final results always make me happy. I've also entertained myself by watching foreign films online (for free of course). Since I can't travel, I'm virtually transported to another land, which satisfies my wanderlust.
Speaking of joy... one of my boyfriend's greatest joy is gardening and digging in the soil. He re-worked our entire garden and planted even more edible greens, vegetables and herbs. We have harvested (and eaten) squash, rutabagas, lettuce, zucchinis and more! We are also enjoying organic fruits that were planted 3 years ago. We are not only eating healthier (which is better for immunity) but we are also saving money on groceries! I've also made a little extra money by selling some of our organic fruits to Urban Homestead, a local sustainable city farm which serves the community and offers farm box programs.
4. Focus On The Things That You Are Grateful For
Reflect on the good, not the bad or the gloom and doom. After awhile, we just stopped reading or watching the "news". We also took a break from our social media accounts. Instead, I wrote a list of the things that I'm grateful for. I have done this in the past, but I think it's more important than ever during these times. It also puts everything in perspective of what really matters.
Despite what "they" say, being cooped up inside is NOT healthy. In order to stay healthy we all need oxygen, fresh air and sunshine. If you are unable to get adequate sun, a good source are Vitamin D supplements. A Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to COVID-19. In order to get outdoors more, I simply go out in our garden and water my plants or sweep the yard, which also helps me stay active. In addition, we've also had a few meals out in our patio for some al fresco dining.
6. Have A Healthy Positive Attitude
We are blessed that we have remained healthy during this pandemic. As I've mentioned, face masks and social distancing alone will NOT prevent anyone from this virus. During these past 6 months, there was never a moment that I feared I would "get it". My outlook has always been positive and I took precautions towards staying safe and healthy. I didn't waste my time with negativity or negative people. I surrounded myself with good, like-minded, happy individuals.
Another very important way to boost your immunity is with rest, relaxation and sleep. I love to sleep, and I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. By getting ample rest and sleep, I have more energy and I'm less stressed about things I have no control over. Stress and anxiety is often a result of lack of sleep. We also invested a whopping $25 (original value $250) on a 3 inch memory foam gel topper for our mattress which has resulted in a more comfortable and restful slumber.
Even before this pandemic, I often washed my hands, so this was nothing new to me! Although we've been taking immune boosting supplements, there are probably other ways to help prevent us (and others) from getting this virus. Within the past month, we stumbled upon a little known treatment for COVID-19 that has been proven successful in the United States and other countries. This treatment is affordable, safe and effective. This protocol has also been used as a preventative measure. The good news is that there is hope for those who are sick and there have been many success stories on how they have fought and won the battle against this virus.