Americans are doing something very good during these challenging pandemic times: self-care. A recent survey notes that 7 in 10 respondents have made it a priority to do something positive every day, even as the Covid-19 dynamic adds stressors to everyday living.
It’s stuff you would expect: watching their favorite movie (46 percent); eating their favorite snack or going for a walk (43 percent); making somebody smile at least once a day (43 percent); calling a friend (40 percent); snuggling with their pet (38 percent).
The survey, which was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Vitamin Angels, also includes encouraging data when it comes to communities: Six of every 10 respondents said that the pandemic has prodded them to give back to their communities – with 66 percent agreeing that the pandemic has brought their communities closer than ever.
“Communities in the U.S. and around the world were already vulnerable before Covid-19 and now is the time when they need us most,” said Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels Founder & President.
“Right now, we have an opportunity to come together and take what has been one of the hardest years in our lives, and turn it into one of our best, positive actions; to help the most vulnerable in our communities.”
But, like many of us, the respondents can’t wait to turn the page on 2020 and fast-forward to 2021.
Three-quarters are looking to start off fresh in 2021 and share positivity as much as possible. Another eight in 10 are hoping others will follow suit.
“This holiday season is a great opportunity to connect with loved ones and share some much-needed positivity,” Schiffer said. “Another way to share positivity is giving back to at-risk members of our communities.”
A look at the Top 10 list:
Watching their favorite movie – 46 percent
Eating their favorite snack – 43 percent
Going for a walk – 43 percent
Calling a friend – 40 percent
Cuddling their pet – 38 percent
Taking a nap – 37 percent
Hugging a loved one – 37 percent
Baking cookies – 31 percent
Singing in the shower – 25 percent
Having a solo dance party – 19 percent