In the wake of COVID-19 and in the period of social distancing, we want to give our readers an opportunity to manage potential cabin fever and a chance to learn new skills. Social distancing is a public health strategy attempting to prevent or slow the spread of an infectious pathogen like the COVID-19 virus.

The following are GC4W’s Top 5 Things to Do During Social Distancing.

1. Quarantine and Chill with Netflix

Netflix is a streaming service that allows our members to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. With Netflix, you can enjoy unlimited ad-free viewing of our content. There’s always something new to discover, and more TV shows and movies are added every month. If you have a subscription with Netflix use this time to start building “your list” to films, documents, game shows to watch. Happy Watching!

2. Subscribe to Amazon Audible

Audible is a great escape for the app provides a unique opportunity to purchase and listen to books read by the authors. We recommend “Becoming” by Michelle Obama and “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah as great books to start. Be sure to check out Amazon Prime’s 30-day special offer for existing customers for more details. Happy Listening!

3. Download The Headspace App for Mindfulness Exercise

Headspace is a startup with one simple goal to make meditation accessible to everyone. It does this through a smartphone app full of “guided meditations” — audio sessions where one of the company’s co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation. This is designed to help you train your mind and body for a healthier, happier life and get the most out of your day, Headspace can be used anywhere. The free version of the app includes meditations and exercises led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe that will teach you the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.

4. Reconnect with your Spouse or Partner

Use this time to reconnect with your spouse or partner. Do something fun and unexpected to open an exciting new chapter for both of you. Speaking of exciting moments, in recent news, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez switch clothes in the latest social media craze, the Flip the Switch Challenge.

Rodriguez films the two standing before a mirror, as Lopez starts to dance to Drake’s “Nonstop,” while wearing a skintight white dress with an open back. Then the “switch” is flipped, the two switch outfits, with Lopez landing in a suit and sunglasses while Rodriguez dons the tight dress. Lopez posted the video to TikTok on Sunday, also adding it to her Instagram Stories.

5. Stay Connected with your Family and Friends

We need each other to get through any uncertain times, therefore consider creating a WhatsApp group or Setup a Group Call with family, friends, work colleagues and/or your neighbors. It is important to stay and maintain connections with our loved ones during this period of social distancing to ensure their safety. The good news is that smartphones have the ability to set up both group chats and group calls to communicate with our families and friends who are close by or in another country.

What is Social distancing?

Social distancing is a public health strategy attempting to prevent or slow the spread of an infectious pathogen like a virus. It includes any method to keep people as physically separate from each other because physical proximity is how many pathogens go from one body to another. This includes isolating people who are infected, quarantining people who may have been infected, and keeping people separate from each other in general. Social distancing is especially important for the ongoing pandemic because there is currently no vaccine to protect you against the circulating virus.

Remember to spread the news with your networks. Continue to maintain a positive attitude, stay home, watch the news for updates, and boost your immune systems with foods and vitamin supplements. If you want to get more notice on #GC4WNEWS be sure to subscribe today.