Some things I have noticed during these bizarre days of self-isolation and social distancing during the covid-19 pandemic. 

The Days Blend into Each Other 

It is easy to loose track of what day it is when you are out of your routine. One day blends into the next and you may find it takes great effort to do simple tasks like changing from your day pj’s and switching to your evening jammies. I joke, but the truth is, the struggle is real. Many of us rely on routine, routine is very grounding and allows a feeling of accomplishment. 

People Stocking up on Junk Food

During our last grocery store run it was very clear that toilet paper and sanitizer are not the only things people are stocking up on, the junk food aisle was pretty sparse as well.  I get it, this is the time when we reach for comfort food and it is common for people to snack during times of stress. 

Neglect Self-Care

It is challenging to be motivated right now. I have read many posts where people announce “It is already 3pm and I am still in my jammies and I don’t think I have brushed my teeth today!” 

Again, I understand, we are all off our natural schedules. Some of you may be working from home while trying to juggle child care, some may be alone in their homes simply consumed by the news and stress. It is very easy to loose motivation and neglect ourselves. 

I am here to support you and remind you that YOU MATTER! You may feel out of control, but you do have control of your own actions. You have the control to make good choices and stay home and use social distancing to do your part to stop the spread of Covid-19. This will have a huge impact on your safety and the safety of the people you love and our health care system.  

Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth

You need to take care of yourself and your oral care as well. So if you want to indulge in some comfort food, go for it! With the extra snacking your teeth are going to need the TLC they always deserve. 

Please remember to brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes and floss! Your health is extremely important to us here at Cedar Tree Dental and to the people who love you. 

Create a Schedule 

Whether you are now working from home or not, it is a great to set a schedule for the week. Map out your work tasks, plan your meals, decide on activities you can choose from, plan some ways to exercise and get your body off the couch and moving and especially put oral care on the schedule!!! 

It takes effort, but creating a new home routine is great way to maintain a feeling of normalcy and is very beneficial for your mental health and physical well being. 

Stay safe and healthy!