With the increasing spread of the Corona virus, many events have been cancelled or postponed. As institutions decide to close until the worst is over, more people are advised to stay at home to prevent the spread of the disease.
We at Anna Basson Properties sympathise with all those who had to cancel events, and those who would have participated. We especially feel for the ABSA Cape Epic riders, who looked forward to a great event this year.
Nevertheless, we’ve got some nifty tips to help you make the best of this difficult time:
- Use Capitec’s Masterpass
Cash and debit/credit cards can be rife with germs, especially when typing in your pin code. Rather, make use of services like Masterpass, Snapscan or Zapper, where you only need your phone: just load your card, and use your phone to scan at the till. It’s easy, safe and quick. To sign up for Masterpass, go to https://www.capitecbank.co.za/global-one/transact/ways-to-transact/masterpass/
Remember to disinfect your phone screen and laptop often!
2. Do good for others
While we might be encouraged to isolate, we can still do good for others. Buy someone flowers, or deliver some books for the elderly at an old-age home. Consider buying groceries for your elderly neighbours. Give someone a call that you might think is feeling lonely at this time. Take care of yourself, but don’t forget – you can still take care of others.
3. Exercise – get outside
If you want to limit your contact with others and
don’t want to / can’t go to the gym during this time, you don’t have to lose your fitness. You can still go for a run, walk, or cycle outside (just keep a good distance from others).
We live in the most beautiful environment here in Stellenbosch – so tackle a mountain or hit the beach and take the kids along. Don’t forget your pets – take your dog for a walk and get some fresh air and vitamin D.
We especially like famous MTB rider Nino Shurter’s witty solution via Instagram: Just Ride Bicycles!
4. Don’t cancel, just postpone
Some areas of the economy have been hit hard due to the virus, such as our beloved tourism industry. Nevertheless, we can lighten the situation: if you’ve made a travel booking, don’t cancel, just make arrangements to postpone your trip. In this way you will still get to enjoy yourself, and the economy is a little better off.
While online shopping might be easier, let’s support our local merchants, so that they can continue strong during this harsh economic time – support local, they are open for you, so let’s keep supporting them.
5. Have some fun – or learn something
With schools closed, it’s a great time to be with your family, while also getting some time in for relaxing. If the load shedding allows, watch some movies on Netflix (NOT in the cinema!), read a good book, or get out the board games and make it fun for the whole family. Need some book recommendations? Try Simon Sinek’s new book, The Infinite Game, or spend time in Deon Meyer’s suspenseful world with his latest, The Last Hunt.
If you feel you need some intellectual situation, enrol for a course at GetSmarter, or try your hand with edX, Coursera or Teachable. There are thousands of different courses available and you can even earn a certificate while you’re at it, and boost your employability at the same time.
If you want to learn something practical – try your hand at creating your own hand sanitiser. Get the very easy and quick recipe here: https://www.goodthingsguy.com/lifestyle/hand-sanitiser-make-yourself-diy/
We encourage everyone to be responsible, safe and take care of each other. Together we will get through this time and make the best of a bad situation. Our Stellenbosch community is strong and will stand together.
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