Coping with the social isolation amid the Coronavirus outbreak can prove to be harder for people with disabilities. It is safer to self-isolate and sit indoors regardless of your ability given that outbreaks such as the Coronavirus spread exponentially in public spaces.
There are a few inevitable healthy routines that differently-abled people sitting at home can follow to stay productive. With the Coronavirus' advent in India, central and state governments have urged people to not step outside of their homes.
A lot of private companies have temporarily shut down, leaving employees with no choice but to work from their homes. There are good, as well as the bad aftermath of self-isolation. While people have more time for themselves now, they are more likely to develop unhealthy routines such as sleeping for a longer duration, eating junk food, and watching too much TV while isolated.
In short, people are more likely to deviate from leading a healthier lifestyle during this social distancing period. Much to the relief of people with disabilities, there are several productive things to do during this these time.
According to former Miss Wheelchair India pageant and psychologist Priya Bhargav, the current times offers several opportunities. "I feel Corona has given us the opportunity to reanalyze or sort out our lives and resolve things which we were keeping for adequately sufficient time," Priya told NewzHook.
For instance, Priya learned a few recipes, organized her wardrobe, got rid of unwanted stuff and even renovated some parts of her house. Likewise, differently-abled people who are currently inside their homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic can write poetry, read books, spend time with their family members and catch up with old friends.
Aside from that, there is a slew of other things that people with disabilities can do to retain healthy routines:
· Connect with your loved ones
· Start doing activities that you had no time to do due to your busy schedule
Nevertheless, it is imperative not only for differently-abled but everyone else to bear in mind that this is not a vacation period. It is important to be careful and steer clear of crowded places.
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