I’m thinking of adopting the Zombieland rules for the pandemic. There are 32 rules, but only some of them were spelled out in the movies. These are particularly useful (given there are no zombies–yet):
Rule #1: Cardio. Self-explanatory, but exercise is good for mental health. I have thus far sucked at this rule. Hoping to change that starting today.
Rule #12: Bounty paper towels. Spray them with disinfectant. Disinfect everything that comes into your house.
Rule #3: Beware of bathrooms. The public ones. Germ factories. Avoid at all costs.
Rule #17: Don’t be a hero. Or do. According to the movies, this one’s meant to be broken. Cook an awesome meal. Read an extra book to your kids. It doesn’t take much to be a hero in the end times.
Rule #18: Limber up. Goes with Rule #1. Do some yoga, get your mind right. (I suck at this one, too.)
Rule #32: Enjoy the little things. A cup of coffee. A surprise moment of quiet in a house full of kids. Sunshine. Petting your dog or cat. Fresh air. Texting with friends. Mundane stuff, but the fact that these things still exist is something to be happy about.