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How people in Poland spend their days during coronavirus quarantine? Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Countries, Current News, Government, Health

It has been very stressful week and a half for my family. For some of you longer, all around the world. It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down. Some of us are in areas that have already been affected by coronavirus. Others are bracing for what may come.

There are so many things outside of our control, including how long the pandemic lasts, how other people behave, and what’s going to happen in our communities.  But as long as we’re focusing on questions with unknowable answers and circumstances outside of our personal control, this strategy will get us nowhere—aside from feeling drained, anxious, and overwhelmed. Instead, we should try to shift our focus to things we can control. No matter where in the world we are now.

And what is it exactly?

We can control how we spend our days at home and how we can take steps to reduce our own personal risk (and the risk we could unknowingly spread it to others)…

What kind of steps?

Stay home as much as possible, even if you don’t feel sick! Zostań w domu tak często, jak to możliwe, nawet jeśli nie czujesz się chory.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I have to say I’m used to staying home a lot. I work from home, I have small children and we live in a beautiful place surrounded by nature and not many people. So this transition was pretty easy for me. I will do it for my family and for everyone else without any question. The big sacrifices we take now will pay off and I strongly believe in this.

Wash your hand frequently! Często myj ręce!

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I have to say I really enjoy my daughters voices when they sing different songs now, while washing their hands. They always knew that we wash our hands often, but especially now they understand the importance of it.

Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when out! Gdy jesteś na zewnątrz, zachowaj 6 stóp odległości między sobą a innymi osobami.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Fortunately for my family, we live in the mountain area, where you don’t see many people. We definitely go for walks and hikes and try to greed people with a wave. I understand that it may be harder for people in the cities, but let’s do our best!

Avoid all non-essential shopping and travel! Unikaj wszelkich zbędnych zakupów i podróży!

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Honestly, the only time my husband went out this week is to visit grocery store and the bank…Although, to be honest, he did go to the liqueur store as well😉.

Avoid crowds and gatherings of 10 or more people! Unikaj tłumów i spotkań 10 lub więcej osób!

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

I know we crave the contact with other people now, but we can do it! We have been trying to do group chats/videos with friends and family as much as we can!

Play games while spending time with your loved ones at home! Graj w gry, spędzając czas z najbliższymi w domu.

Image by klimkin from Pixabay

For the past few days we played more games than ever with our daughters! We have so many games, yet we never played them as much as in this difficult times. So much fun and such a great bonding time:)

Take a free online course! Weź udział w bezpłatnym kursie online!

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay

Schools are so expensive these days, why not take an advantage of what so many great universities are offering right now for free and learn something new? Perhaps get certified in something we always had interest in? Now we may have time to do it!

Get plenty of exercise! Ćwicz dużo!

Image by dgchpy0 from Pixabay

We have to stay healthy and exercise can be such a great distraction as well! We take walks, we hike, we use online resources for at home workouts. My daughters and I do daily workouts using online app. We love it!

Do whatever makes you happy! Sing songs, dance, read book, watch movies…Rób cokolwiek czyni cię szczęśliwym! Śpiewaj piosenki, tańcz, czytaj książki, oglądaj filmy…

We are all in this together and together we can do it!

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay



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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.