7 everyday habits that will change after the coronavirus
What will happen after the coronavirus? We all ask ourselves the same question and it is not easy to guess what the post pandemic world will be like and above all, What will our new routines and new habits be like with all we have had to learn about self-protection at high speed, during these months. If with the de-escalation there are still people reluctant to go outside and start to make contact with the outside world again, what will happen to certain activities that we used to do without thinking? Will it be difficult for us to get used to new life habits?
Consult the menu menu of a restaurant, order a cover displayed in a bar, go to a concert or a massive festival, share a drink … these are gestures that were previously most harmless and common, and that from from now on we will think twice about making them. These are some of the habits that will change after the coronavirus.
1. Interpersonal relationships
In countries like ours the hugs, the handshakes, the two vancasi kisses implicit in our DNA. These greetings and gestures were most common before the coronavirus came into our lives. And from now on, when we get our "new routine" back, this habit will change for at least a few months.
2. Your habits when making the purchase
According to studies on consumption habits carried out during confinement, supermarket sales increased 200% during the first two weeks of quarantine and it seems that the trend since then has been that of consumption for storage. Our mentality has changed, of that there is no doubt, so the way of making the purchase will be different now, we will tend to have more provisions at home for what may happen. We have become more forewarned.
3. How will we use public transport?
The global coronavirus pandemic has also completely changed people's mobility. According to a survey carried out by RACE (Real Automóvil Club de España), regular users of public transport will no longer take it for a while and it is estimated that 20% of these use the private vehicle. This study also ensures that 25% of users who used to walk to work will also choose to go in their own vehicle.
In any case, from now on taking the bus or the subway will no longer be as before, at least for a few months. The use of masks, disinfectant gels and worrying about maintaining security measures with other users of public transport will become the most common gestures after de-escalation (and during it).
4. The implementation of telework
If there is something we have had to adapt to during the crisis, it is teleworking. But we have to see it as a great advantage and it is that it is a way to increase the possibilities of the company, to advance and an opportunity for companies to perfect it to take it as a regular method. It has been proven that working from home is not only feasible but also more productive, which can be a great revolution in the world of work.. Even the government has urgently declared the need for regulation of teleworking.
5. Greater awareness of common objects and places
If before we coined the saying "what doesn't kill makes you fat" when we dropped something on the ground and ate it anyway, when children played frolicking in the park or on the street, we played any railing … now our habits will be very different. All those gestures that we used to do by inertia will disappear or at least, once after touching a public object we will wash our hands with disinfecting gel, our new accessory and essential object in our bags.
6. Greater hygiene
And of course, the gesture of washing our hands will no longer be routine but as we have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic it will become a habit to carry out conscientiously, with greater regularity than before, the necessary time and centimeter by centimeter.
7. Respect personal space
Respecting people's personal space will become a normalized, safe and obligatory habit. No more crowding in the subway or pushing us in the queues of the supermarket or in the bars. Something that we should have started before because of a simple matter of education and respect for others. The Nordic and English countries take us a long way in that.