Over the course of the past few weeks, nearly every state issued some type of shelter-in-place order. No longer were we able to go to work, go to the gym, send the kids off to school, visit with grandparents, or socialize with a group of friends. With few exceptions, face-to-face conversations were relegated to the confines of our home. Our commute consisted of moving from the bedroom to the kitchen table to the couch and back to the bedroom.
Some states are now relaxing these stay at home orders, but many others are a bit more cautious, encouraging people to still adhere to the guidelines and not go out unnecessarily. If you are still sheltering-in-place, here are some things you can do:
Stay Active. Being homebound doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch all day stuffing your face. Walk your dog (if you’re lucky enough to have one), do some exercises (there are plenty of exercises you can do that don’t require equipment), work on your garden, or do that spring cleaning you’ve been putting off since last year or last decade. Regardless of what form of activity you choose, The Apothecary Store’s CBD tinctures, capsules, edibles, and topicals can help minimize any pain or inflammation you may experience.
Don’t Worry - Be Happy. Sure, Bob Marley made it sound so easy, but it’s really worth trying. You don’t need to be a Zen Master or a Yoga fanatic to relieve stress and anxiety. Turn off the TV, read a book, take a bath, and use some CBD. Available in tincture, capsule, and edible form -- and for an even better experience, combine it with The Apothecary Store’s CBD infused bath products.
Hydrate. Water is essential for life (of course, some would argue so is alcohol, guns, and/or sex -- but that’s a whole nother blog topic). Hydration is also essential for healthy looking skin. The Apothecary Store’s CBD infused beauty line will help keep you looking great as it hydrates and nourishes your outsides, while The Apothecary Store’s tinctures, capsules, and edibles takes care of your insides.
Sleep. It’s nature’s way of recharging our batteries. Doctors recommend getting at least 7 hours of sleep daily. If you have troubling falling asleep due to anxiety or stress, The Apothecary Store's CBD product lines may be just what you’re looking for. Use separately or combine an ingestible (tincture, capsule, or edible) with CBD infused bath products and forget about counting sheep.
By now, you've probably got this well under control, but if you're still looking for some practical tips on how to deal with staying at home and keeping yourself and your family as safe as possible? We suggest:
Stop Sharing. Come on, we’ve all done it - we’ve shared our toothbrush with a spouse, lover, boyfriend, girlfriend, child, or any combination thereof. Toothbrushes are a good place for germs to hide, so splurge a little and get everyone their own toothbrush. Same goes for utensils, cups, plates and food. Sure it’s romantic, but it’s also not healthy given how easily the coronavirus can spread.
Wash Non-porous Surfaces Frequently. It’s still uncertain how long the coronavirus can last on surfaces, but conventional wisdom suggests anywhere from a few hours to several days. Don’t chance it. Wash those tables, counters, doorknobs, lightswitches, etc. with soap and warm water or a disinfecting wipe. Especially if someone in your household is sick.
Use Your Appliances. If you’re lucky enough to have a sanitize cycle on your washing machine and/or dryer -- use it. You paid extra for it; might as well make it pay for itself by disinfecting your clothes, towels, and bedding. Same goes for your dishwasher. The water temperature when you use your dishwater is a lot higher than what your hands can tolerate by washing your dishes by hand. And if you wait until you have a full load, it may even save you some money.
STAY SAFE AMERICA.