Cheer yourself up with a healthy dose of positivity.
Self-isolation isn’t an easy thing to master and it can take a mental toll on all of us. Humans are social animals and social distancing doesn’t come easy.
Stocking up on 5,000 rolls of toilet paper won’t help with anxiety or loneliness. As a result people are coming up with creative ways to fight boredom and connect with other human beings. The goal is to keep our spirits up.
The country suffering one of the biggest outbreaks is Italy. Thus its citizens have taken to singing and dancing on their balconies to lighten the mood.
— Mike from 'Boken (@AvioAficionado) March 15, 2020
Other countries soon followed suit. Albeit, less successfully.
— Just These Please (@justheseplease) March 14, 2020
Vietnam found a clever way to fight the virus. First The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health turned a Vietnamese pop hit into a song on coronavirus. Then they partnered up with choreographer Quang Dang and created a viral sensation – a dancing video. The video acts out the most important precautions we can take against infection – washing hands, not touching our face and avoiding crowded places.
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#ghencovychallenge #handwashingmove #coronahanddance #VuDieuRuaTay 🌏 Because more international friends are coming to this post so I will change this to English for everyone: COVID-2019 disease is spreading, affecting people and social activities. Regular handwashing is considered a simple and effective method to protect the community from diseases (according to the World Health Organization). According to research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 78% of people say they wash their hands often but only 25% actually wash their hands after going to the toilet, 20% wash their hands before cooking. To spread the habit of washing your hands to prevent this disease, I invite you to take part in the #ghencovychallenge challenge with me. Game rules: You perform the dance of the song Ghen Co Vy with 6 hand washing movements as recommended by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health, based on the music song COVID-19 prevention – Jealousy, cooperation between Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, musician Khac Hung, singer Min and singer Erik. Take this challenge or share the following epidemic prevention habits: 1. Wash your hands often with soap or an antiseptic solution. 2. Do not put hands on eyes, nose and mouth. 3. Regularly clean personal hygiene, hygiene of utensils, houses and surroundings. 4. Wear a mask to go to public places, on vehicles or when you are sick. 5. Self-awareness to improve health for themselves, the family and the community. 6. People with symptoms of COVID-19 have high fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. or close contact with infected person / person suspected of COVID-19 and limit contact with other people and contact local health facilities. After completing the challenge, SHARE + TAG immediately 2 friends want to join this challenge. ✌ 🌐 for news reporters and press who want to use my video, please feel free to do so. 🌐 for people want to dance my choreography, please feel free to do so, it's all yours 🌐 join hands to spread this extremely useful message! 😉 #handwashdance #handwashingdance
People all over the world are turning to humor to cope with the consequences of self-isolation. Boredom, confinement and working from home impose their own kind of challenges. Maybe you’re working from home with a partner and hearing his “work-voice” for the first time?
A funny thing about quarantining is hearing your partner in full work mode for the first time. Like, I’m married to a “let’s circle back” guy — who knew?
— Laura Norkin (@inLaurasWords) March 19, 2020
Maybe you’re trying to deal with kids at the same time?
— David Ingber (@davidingber1) March 20, 2020
Or just have trouble adapting to the new lifestyle?
— Dajia Milan (@Milano_Love) March 20, 2020
Maybe you’re not a great singer or you don’t feel like dancing, but you can always share your troubles online. Most importantly, you can find other people going through similar things. The world feels more connected than ever and humor is an amazing coping mechanism!
Feel free to share whatever you want with us in the comments and take care <3