So, how do we minimize the risk? Look around your house for trip/fall hazards. Staircases are especially dangerous and should have good lighting, be clutter-free, and have a sturdy, secure handrail. Other suggestions include wearing sensible footwear and avoiding ladders. With small children in the home, consider safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. Bathrooms should have non-slip mats near tubs and showers.
An ounce of prevention is much more than a pound of cure. Take a moment and think about the safety of your body––and your soul.
For more information of home safety:
Home Safety Tips: A Comprehensive Resource
Best Home Safety Tips
So how does all of this affect us, physically, emotionally, and spiritually? I have spent most of my life as a social worker in the mental health field. I can tell you from my experience, as well as the research, that there is a strong connection between the mind and body. Our mental and physical wellness are very much linked together. Spirituality and our relationship with the Lord are intertwined as well.
Although navigating through the challenges COVID creates is difficult, there is hope and some conscious changes we can make that will give us more of the control over our lives that many of us are seeking.
As we go forward, I hope you find some of the information contained in the links above helpful in navigating through this difficult time. Cheers to the new year, may it bring us into safer, healthier times where we can return to that sense of community, friendship, and worship we are all missing.