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What Things Did You Start to Do during the Pandemic & Will Continue to Do?

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I'm interested in new habits/changes that you've made in your life that you had started because of the pandemic and that you'll carry on doing moving forward.

For example, I haven't had the common cold in a whole year! Usually I have maybe six, three that are really bad during the winter. I think because I've been taking extra precautions to not get the virus, I've also protected myself from other things.

So, moving forward, I'm going to wear masks in busy places (I really don't mind doing so. It doesn't effect me negatively. Though I fully understand why some people might not). I'm also going to continue to wash my hands regularly (something that seems so little yet, I wasn't doing it enough previously) and continue to physically distance myself from others when I can.

Remember to be kind to one another - not asking for a debate, but an interesting discussion on how our lives have changed.

SweetCinnamon
a month ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I think it is wise for us all to continue with these measures although I personally would not continue with a mask outside, especially when wearing sunglasses, they steam up and I can't see a thing lol.

I can't think of anything else I have particularly started and will continue.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
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a month ago

Yes, I think many would agree with you!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

We started having a family film with pringles on a Sunday and more bbq on Saturdays when weather nice

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
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a month ago

That sounds amazing!

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Tk3
Tk3a month ago

Imnotcheap same, we’ve started bbq Saturdays and pizza night Thursdays, including wine of course

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angelik
angelika month ago

I will definitely continue with social distancing for a long time, whether it's a requirement or not. I'll continue washing my hands more regularly too.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Agreed!

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FG280
FG280a month ago

I think being aware of unnecessary spending, and instead using it for things we really want, or for treats thst we enjoy, instead of buying for the sake of it.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Indeed!

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lauren4
lauren4a month ago

Well I've spent more time focusing on my course work ! Hopefully that will continue and I won't get easily distracted

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Fantastic! I hope it goes well for you.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca month ago

Can't remember much I've been doing differently other than wear a mask in establishments as they require.

I try to avoid hand sanitizers and rather clean my hands properly if I need. Sanitizers leave my hands feeling "odd." Not allergic exactly, but sort of.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Washing hands definitely feels better than sanitiser.

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

I’ve been doing all my supermarket shopping online and will continue doing so even with the delivery cost it’s worth it.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
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a month ago

Supermarket shopping online is great. Most of the time, my delivery has only been about £1.50 which is definitely worth it!

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

SweetCinnamon wow that’s a good price. I usually pay £3.50 to £5 depending on delivery time.

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ACR
ACRa month ago

I believe a lot of people will still continue to wear a face mask in public if/when we get beyond COVID-19. They have been a common sight in parts of Asia for years, but now that people in the UK have got used to wearing them they may become ubiquitous on our streets as well 😷

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Agreed. I like how mask wearing in western countries is normalised since COVID. I think for the rest of my life I'd wear a mask whenever I get a cold to avoid someone else from getting it.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa month ago

I have always wanted a certain amount of space around me and worried when anyone 'invaded' my personal space. Covid has meant that in theory I am now allowed this space, but sadly it doesn't always work. I'd like spacing to stay.

We have always been good hand washers but now disinfect the wheelie bins before touching them and bringing them back up near the house (our bin men didn't empty them for a while as they had covid!). It is actually amazing how many things we touch during even one day, we all need to be careful and keep washing, washing, washing.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Certainly. Personal space is so important and is also different for everyone. As you say, it's not always as easy to protect your space though.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

I would like to say social distancing would continue to happen but sadly too many people have already forgotten about it

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90a month ago

I like my personal space anyway, so social distancing is something I will certainly continue doing.

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nina090976
nina090976a month ago

I've started running last year and I can comfortably do over 13 miles,trying to build up to a fully marathon before my birthday in september.I am having such a great time with it,my friend gifted me a running watch last year,really helps tracking,plus it kept my mental health up,nice to be out&about x

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Incredible!

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nina090976
nina090976a month ago

SweetCinnamon thank you x

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90a month ago

I am going to continue washing my hands every so often as well as bring hand gel with me whenever I go out, even after I have been fully inoculated. The main reason for this is because it has become a habit, albeit a good one. You also don't know who or what has been touching certain surfaces which is kind of gross. You get people who don't wash their hands after having a crap and then touching public surfaces. 🤢

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Agreed!

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GSM
GSMa month ago

Baking, my new hobby which I love.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Very therapeutic!

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoira month ago

I think im with you for the mask. Maybe not everywhere but some busy places I will probably still wear masks but other than that there isnt much

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon
Original Poster
a month ago

Sure. Whatever you feel comfortable with!

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Bossclaz
Bossclaza month ago

Will continue to listen to the radio more and watch less TV as so much more relaxing

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