• Daniel Hodgson

Social Distancing 101

Updated: Apr 2

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on we are all advised to practice social distancing. But what does that really mean?


It's not hard for a blogger to adjust to self isolation, however you normal and well adjusted people may be having a hard time with social distancing.

First the virus basics.


The virus causes infections of the nose, throat, and lungs. There is currently no vaccination, making prevention all the more important.

Leaders in public health have recommended anyone returning to the country self isolate for two weeks to stop the spread inside of Canada.

The governments rules are constantly changing but the essentials are the foundation to protecting yourself from the virus.

Practicing proper hygiene as well as altering your behavior by limiting your contact with others.


Dealing with isolation

Social distancing can be a real change of pace for some people and learning to adapt may be a challenge.

Get productive with your time. Put pen to paper as a first step and write down what you want to accomplish, be it writing a short story or novel, experimenting with painting or what ever your passion is. Time to yourself is an excellent opportunity to explore what you are good at and want to pursue.


Catching up on reading is never a bad idea as it stimulates your mind. Waiting out this pandemic by watching television all day isn't a productive use of time no matter how tempting.


Stay connected throughout the isolation by utilizing video chat and social media.

Establishments may be closing but that doesn't mean you can't still socialize. It's 2020 and we have the means to communicate in real time in a number of ways. Skype https://www.skype.com/en/ or FaceTime are great ways to chat face to face.


Why not make the best of a bad situation. Starting a small business in Canada is easier than you would think, especially as a sole proprietor. This time we are currently afforded can be used productively by securing yourself some assets online. You can start selling online fairly cost effectively with a site like Shopify https://www.shopify.ca/.


Remember this situation is temporary and society will return to normal once it is safe to do so.