Benefits of Futurism
During these uncertain, turbulent, and unprecedented times self-care often falls by the wayside. We tell ourselves there are more important things to worry about instead of taking care of yourselves. While the most critical issues in your life must be dealt with, you should take the time to practice self-care because you are also important. Our usual ways of practicing self-care, such as going out for a nice meal, a spa trip, or meeting up with friends, have been upended, so we must turn to new self-care methods to stay sane during these times.
Thankfully, futurism and new technology are here to help. Using modern conveniences and new services, you can practice a healthy lifestyle and self-care in this world of new normals.
Virtual Access To The Care You Need
A critical aspect of self-care is receiving the medical care you need to keep your mind and body in top shape. Many medical offices have closed or drastically reduced open hours for non-critical patients, but that doesn’t mean you have entirely lost access to your doctor. Telehealth has stepped in to combat medical offices closing to most in-person visits. Telehealth lets you see your doctor over a video call through different apps, services, or a standard phone call.
Telehealth is ideal for appointments that do not require a physical exam, so talk therapy, outpatient physical therapy, and other similar visits work well with telehealth. Talk with your doctor’s office to see which telehealth platform they use and if you have concerns, you should be able to arrange an alternative that works for everyone.
Home Grocery Delivery
Most people are currently advised to stay home as much as possible, but everyone has essential items they need to buy. Thankfully, technology has a solution. Instead of making your usual grocery store run, you can have your groceries delivered to your front door with apps like Instacart and Favor. For a small fee, you can have your full order of hand-picked groceries dropped off the same day or the next day, so you never go without. Do not limit yourself and compromise your self-care when there are options available.
It is inevitable that at some point, you will suddenly realize you are out of something you need, whether it is toilet paper, toothpaste, hair ties, diapers, or anything else under the sun. Typically, you could just run to the store and grab what you need, but it is safer to stay home and order what you need online.
Ordering items online used to come with at least a 2-day wait if you didn’t pay through the nose for faster shipping, but Amazon Now has fixed that problem. With Amazon Now, you can have essential items delivered to your house in a matter of hours instead of days. If you are craving something or need an essential item, turn to Amazon Now to get what you need to make it through.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Self Care
It can be easy to see self-care as selfish, but it is not. Do not be afraid to take care of yourself and have a relaxing night instead of keeping your nose to the grindstone. Everyone is stressed, and there is no shame in taking care of yourself. If you had plans to join a video call with friends for a movie night, there is nothing wrong with bowing out if you can’t handle it and taking a long bath instead.
If you are now working from home, but dealing with a small old monitor, buying a better monitor is not a splurge, it is a necessity. These are tough times, and you must take care of yourself first to be prepared for whatever comes next.
Self-care is critical during normal times, but it is even more vital during our current situation. Embrace technology and futurism to make your life easier as we all adjust to a new normal life. Keep seeing your doctors through telehealth, get anything you need delivered to your home, and embrace self-care to make your day to day life more manageable.