Courtesy Elizabeth Munoz for Latin Life Denver Media
Meal Planning: Make eating together a positive, safe & simple experience
- Envision your meals for (breakfast, lunch & dinner) for 5-10 days.
- Organize: place a paper on the refrigeration & write down what you need before heading to the store. This will help you stay focused&out of the store faster.
- Involve your family in planning meals – have them help you write down food needs.
- Ask your kids to look up meals online or cookbooks.
- When possible engage your children. Have them help you measure & prepare food (make sure to teach them safety when using tools).
- Get food that will stay fresh longer period of days.
- Frozen veggies and fruits are nutritious and keep longer.
- Make eating together a positive and simple experience.
- Keep your meals routine as regular as possible.
Try new recipes
- If possible, shop during the weekdays. When possible & safe for your your family AVOID taking them shopping.
- Prep meals together – and keep healthy snacks out.
- Have fun and get creative with your family.
Mental Health: Exercise- Meditate & Listen to Music
- Go for a walk around your neighborhood – wear protective mask/scarfs etc.&practice social distancing.
- Meditate / or listen to meditational composition.
- Listen to your favorite music or turn on your favorite station.
- Minimize your news intake.
- Call friends & family – have virtual coffee / tea.
- Keep a routine.
- Exercise at home (many videos on YouTube).
- Get sunshine as much as possible – be safe.
- Avoid talking about the pandemic.
- Get good sleep / keep a routine.
- If you believe in vitamins (take some).
- Keep hydrated.
- Get your reading on (get those books out of the basement).
- If you need to talk call people you feel safe to talk too.
- Dance like no one is watching
- Keep up with your faith or spiritual practices
- Take time for yourself when possible
- Wash your hands before you leave your home &as soon as you return. While you’re at it, wash your face as well. The wind can carry the virus long distances.
- Avoid touching your face (with or without gloves).
- Learn how to take your gloves off and throw them away.
- Wear protective mask/scarfs etc. & practice social distancing (anytime you leave your home).
- Disinfect your car steering wheel as often as possible.
- Make sure to wash your clothes as soon as possible and leave your shoes outside when feasible.
- Avoid visiting family not living you or neighbors (do call them as often as possible and check in).