The COVID-19 crisis has made me paranoid about once-ordinary routines.
I’ve stopped going to my public library because I’m leery of much-handled books. I’m no longer visiting my gym and its oft-touched equipment. Heck, I’m no longer going to my office — I have been 100-percent telecommuting for more than a week, with my employer’s OK, and anticipate doing so for the foreseeable future.
These are drastic lifestyle changes, and I’ve had to figure out how I’ll cope.
I’m an introvert, so the enforced isolation doesn’t trouble me. But I do need lots of good reading at a reasonable cost, a way to work out, and the means with which to do my job comfortably and efficiently.
I cover this in two recent articles, one for the Pioneer Press and another for Next Avenue. The latter also delves into general pandemic prep.
I hope you find the stories helpful.