The Spirits of Christmas Is High But With Safety Measures
Ho-Ho, it's Christmas, But How does the USA Celebrate it?
How is COVID-19 Affecting Christmas in 2020?
Whether you are celebrating with an extended family or individually, your own family may risk the spread of the coronavirus. In-person get-togethers have a mark of danger. If you are a party organizer or people, you must consider the threat of infection spread. A few factors add to the threat of getting infected or contaminating others with COVID-19 at social gatherings. In blend, these factors will make different measures of harm, so you must consider them separately and together
The Social Affair Area: If you are holding indoor get-togethers, it poses more danger than outside get-togethers. Indoor social occasions have poor ventilation than those with outdoor, which puts you at significant risk.
The Get-Together Span: If you have gatherings that last longer, it may pose more danger than limited-time get-togethers.
The Areas People are Coming From: The people visiting from faraway places represent a higher risk.
Before the Get-Together Practice of Safety Measures: People who are not practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, hand washing, or other safety measure puts you at significant risk of infection.
During the Get-Together, the Practices of People: Gatherings with more preventive measures set up, for example, proper cover, social distancing, and handwashing, present less danger than get-togethers, where less or no preventive measures are being portrayed.
What are Some Precautions to Maintain for People?
There are some precautions we can maintain to ensure a happy and healthy festive for everyone. Covid-19 can be exhausting but try to go the extra miles to ensure you and your loved one’s safety.
- People who have a history of COVID-19 should not take part.
- Do not host or participate in any in-person festivities if you or anyone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Suppose someone has not met the criteria for when it is safe to be around others.
- Do not take part if people have symptoms of COVID-19.
- People who are waiting for their COVID-19 test results.
- People who may have with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- People who are at risk of severe sickness from COVID-19.
How can Christmas and COVID Affecting Health?
While Christmas is a joyous time, you need to know that it can take a toll on your health too. It would help if you keep a few things in check:
Stress: The pressure to impress and stay safe can send your otherwise calm self into focus. Money troubles, family feuds, or making a safe environment can contribute to an unhealthy state of mind. This results in stress. Some symptoms can include irritability, difficulty sleeping and concentrating.
Lack of Sleep or Insomnia: After the shopping and decorating, it’s time to sit back and wait for the jolly older man with a round belly to drop by. The excitement teamed with the stress of a covid free environment can affect your sleep. Not to forget that glass or two of alcohol you’ve had after dinner. Sleeping processes are altered by a wide range of neurotransmitters and brain receptors. In conclusion, intake of any medication that can affect these transmitters and receptors may change your sleep pattern.
Over-Eating: It is hard not to reach for our fifth mince pie. Our cravings in festive seasons increase, but there is a science behind our cravings. It can be environmental factors, including colors, food packaging, smells, and socializing. These all can influence and determine eating behaviors more than basic hunger cues. Why? Because such environmental factors help us to suggest alternative reasons for consuming food. So don’t feel too bad about that second helping of Christmas pudding.
What to Gift this Christmas?
We will miss Grandma’s ugly sweaters or the matching onesie with our loved ones. There will not be many numbers of gifts under the Christmas tree this year. But let’s gift each other hope and strength but virtually. You can still gift something others will not only find useful but are going to remember you for.
Masks: Plain masks have died downtrend. You can spice it up with fancy ones. For example, licensed characters, cool styles, funny gimmicks, etc. You can quickly get some at $10, $20, $30, $50+. You can also customize to match with your loved one. Additionally, you can put skin-friendly sanitizers.
Subscription Services: With everything closing outside, we have taken our entertainment online. It is very wise to gift a subscription of their choice. For example, books, movies, novelty items, or songs. Something that takes a genuine need of someone likes or gives them more things to look forward to. Covid-19 may have disturbed the year 2020 but do not let it dampen the festive mood. We can alter our old ways of celebrations. The further we are, the safer we will be. Happy Christmas and New Year!