Dr. Tanya is our host for 5 Things Tuesday. Tanya writes:
“Life as we knew it changed a great deal with the pandemic. We humans, being an adaptable species, changed with it. Certain behaviors were reinforced while others were lost. For 5 Things Tuesday let us enumerate things we no longer do or do less frequently.“
1) I never, repeat never, go out just for the heck of it. I only travel when I must go to a medical appt or to grab groceries during senior hours or first thing in the morning. This also means I no longer look for sale items all year long to store for the holidays. Mail order has been my new go to instead of in store shopping.
2) I don’t go “browsing” in stores. I used to go to Target on Tuesdays to look for the new videos out for the week. That doesn’t happen anymore. I don’t feel safe browsing. It’s all about getting in and out with what I need. No browsing, has had one good side effect. I’m spending a lot less money on unnecessary items.
3) I no longer wear “street clothes.” I wear sweats and loose tops all the time. When it is warm outside I wear tank tops and loose fitting pants.
4) I no longer accept appointments other than first thing in the morning. On the rare occasion, I must take a later appt. I try to get one right after lunch. My dentist, optometrist, physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and aqua therapist all accommodate my early in the day requests. More often than not, I am the first appointment of the day. It just makes me feel a little safer.
5) I don’t eat in restaurants. On the rare occasion that I go for restaurant food, I either take it to go, or eat outside if there is an open area. I don’t feel comfortable in a restaurant. Obviously the masks must come off to eat, so that is a no go for me.