Stay at Home: How to get through a state lockdown?

Yesterday, State Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia will be in full lockdown effective Friday April 3 at 6pm.

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has finally announced a lockdown for the state with over 7,000 COVID-19 cases now reported around central and south Florida

With most people now staying at home feeling isolated and confined, many are asking themselves “What should I do”? I know everyone is definitively trying to work out a solution to keep it together during these tough times. Since I’ve always been a stay-at-home person working remotely for Internet Companies, it doesn’t worry me a lot. It’s one way I can keep a calm with some perspective and steer through this.

There’s always a way to get through stressful moments in time. Many people I know are getting through their day staying motivated to move around, being creative and striving to be productive while cooped up indoors. I can understand and relate to what everyone is going through. No one likes staying inside all day. Here are some ideas on what to do if you are sitting at home struggling with thoughts of what to do to fill the time with positive activities and support yourself and your kids throughout the void.

One idea is to use this time to learn and digest something new that you weren’t able to learn from your previous job. In this time of crisis, you can update your resume. Start learning a new language. Tap into endless tutorials across the internet about learning a new skill. Or, on a personal level, how about becoming more aware of the many ways to improve your health? Before this, the job that limited you to sitting in the office all day took priority over more healthy habits. Now is the time to take a new approach. Now you have the time to focus on improving you!

The internet can be our best friend in these times. Not surprisingly, home broadband usage is on the uptick. A news article from the Denver Post cites that Comcast is now experiencing heavier traffic:

Colorado’s largest internet provider, Comcast, says traffic on its network has gotten much heavier as more people stay at home. It isn’t to the point that speeds are slowing or significant bottlenecks are developing

Written by ALDO SVALDI

It’s the magical internet age. Or the digital age. Or whatever you want to call it! I find the internet, at this point in time, under these extreme worldly events, to be an enormous blessing in disguise. These days, most all of us have this amazing technology at our fingertips. Access to vast amounts of knowledge, entertainment and self-help tools is a mouse clic away in the comfort of our homes.

Many will not use this time to explore the gift of easy access to knowledge. But the wise among us will instead use the time productively. They will make the most of this time at home to learn, grow, explore and improve their talents. While many of the masses continue to act out their old ways and repeat their habits from pre-COVID-19 days, others will seize the opportunity to make this down time a period of personal growth and enlightenment.

Now is a great time to reflect, grow and ride the wave of self-improvement.

Join me!

For all my readers, I recommend checking out Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” fame. I’ve followed and enjoyed his work for some time.

Check out his great interview not to be missed!

“How to Survive the Coronavirus Recession”


COVID 19 This is just the beginning

March 28th.

Cases all over the world continue to increase. And things aren’t getting any better. The things we are seeing in our daily lives are changing the way everyone is interacting.

Sunday afternoon usually gets busy. Cars on the roadways and everyone leaving Sunday services. This time it was very different. Eerily so. Less vehicle traffic flowing both directions on the nearby interstate. So different. As though most have caught up with everything – or is it that most have caught someTHING? Our reality is drastically affecting everyone, myself included.

On Sunday afternoon, I reached a point when I realized I had been locked up inside my home for most of the week. I know many are scared to leave their own homes. I understand that. For the sake of my physical and mental health, I decided to go cycling. Just because, despite world events, THIS day, THIS Sunday was just beautiful. I didn’t want the opportunity to go to waste. A chance to bask in some positivity.

The very first thing I noticed when I biked down the road a mile away from home was that the parking lot of the Community Bible Church was empty. On Sunday. When I was riding off the main road, the atmosphere was so calm that it reminded of a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie. Past Sundays were nothing like this, remembering the “good recent past” of pre-COVID-19 events.

I visited my friend’s place about 2.5 miles away from my house, not too far from me. I got to spend time with him and had a great afternoon. What struck me during my time visiting my friend in McDonough was his mention of a surgeon located in Texas, Duc C. Vuong, and the doctor’s recent upload video about the pandemic. I had to check out the video afterwards – “How COVID-19 KILLS”, when I came back home from my visit.

An honest, professional, to-the-point explanation of how tens – no HUNDREDS – of thousands of Americans are going to die as a result of this virus.

The doctor gives specific physical, biological, anatomical details. And even more frightening, how our government’s inability to provide proper PPE (personal protective equipment) for medical personnel and ventilator equipment for the suffering masses in coming days and weeks will be THE reason why the most critical cases will die unnecessarily. Here in the USA. Lack of equipment. Massive casualties due to suffocation from lack of ventilators.

Across this entire – richest – nation on Earth.

The death sentence of thousands of innocent people. Americans of ALL ages who could not escape the virus, develop complications that present with the most severe symptoms, and die a horrible death, often alone. Warehoused among countless others suffering the same fate in grossly over-capacity, multi-million dollar medical facilities. Or maybe a makeshift medical tent.

Dying of suffocation due to lack of medical equipment.

Let’s think about that.

What a tragic eye-opener!