The New Stress in the Time of Social Distancing

Is grocery shopping more stressful than ever?

Grocery shopping is a new stress in the time of social distancing. Especially if you are actually trying to practice social distancing. I start my social distancing in the parking lot. When I can, I park where no one is parking directly beside me. I walk into the store with a few of cleaning wipes and a bottle of hand sanitizer.

I am using the wipes to clean the grocery cart, to open doors and pick up items. When someone is in front of me, I keep a good distance from them. If they stop, I stop or I redirect. When I see someone coming toward me that is obviously not planning to follow the Social Distancing guidelines, I try to move in a direction as to not pass each other directly. Grocery shopping would be a lot less stressful if people would be more patient and make sure to leave at least three, preferably six, feet between themselves and others.

Read: Who Knew Grocery Shopping Could Be So Stressful?

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If you are responsible for grocery shopping, carrying or putting away grocery, please give this a watch. We all must go the extra mile to keep ourselves and each other safe.

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2 thoughts on “The New Stress in the Time of Social Distancing

  1. Seriously. Who would have ever thought going to the grocery store would be so stressful? I certainly didn’t.

    1. These are unimaginable times for certain. Going to the grocery store is a new type of ‘hunger games’. It must be done with strategy and agility. I will need to plan ahead and start ordering more pick-ups instead. Thanks for stopping by. Be safe. 💙

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