In Indonesia, starting April 2020, a Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) has been implemented. People in various regions undergo self-quarantine until June 5, 2020, followed by a Transitional PSBB, which continues until now.
During PSBB, the government also enforces a health protocol where people must wear masks, keep their distance, and wash their hands while outside the home as a form of peace with COVID-19. The goal is clear, namely to anticipate the transmission of the virus, which has infected millions of people worldwide.
With the implementation of the PSBB and health protocols in place, there has been a break a habit. The following are new habits that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic:
With the #stayathome recommendation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many companies are implementing a Work From Home system, aka working at home, by utilizing video conferencing applications such as Zoom, Asana, and Google Meet as platforms for virtual meetings.
As an effort to get rid of boredom while at home, you can do fun activities between work forms home, such as streaming movies, music, exercising, and playing online games. There is nothing wrong with adding insight by taking online courses and webinars widely held on various platforms.
Home cooking gain popularity
While the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to eat out, home cooking has become popular because many people cook their own food daily. Although there has been no specific research regarding the transmission of COVID-19 from food purchased outside the home, there is nothing wrong with cooking alone to serve food that is guaranteed cleanliness.
If you don't want to miss this trend, you should start to dare to present home cooking by making it yourself. There are many websites, blogs, and vlogs that show content on how to cook.
Staycation as a stress reliever
Suppose you are getting bored at home but are still afraid to have a vacation away from home. In that case, there's nothing wrong with doing a staycation, which is currently a trend among travelers. Yes, just stay at a hotel, resort, or villa in the area where you live; you can eliminate boredom before it becomes stressful.
Staycation is also a solution for short and economical vacations because it does not require long trips and accommodation costs such as going out of town or abroad. You can also choose a vacation like this to move your work from home location from home to a more pleasant place.
Care about healthy
Realizing that COVID-19 is related to immunity, many people are now starting to actively exercise, sun-bathing in the morning, eat healthy foods, and drink vitamins and herbs. The enforcement of health protocols has also made people accustomed to wearing masks and carrying hand sanitizers outside the home.
You should also practice this habit, care more about your health and always adhere to health protocols. Adopting this new habit protects not only yourself but also protects others.
So, what are the new habits above that are starting to become familiar to you?