Many people have developed new habits. Will they stick?

I remember full-service gas stations. When I learned to drive, there was no such thing as self-service gas. You pulled up to the pump, someone came out, fueled your car, washed your windshield, and checked your oil.

I resisted the transition to self-service as long as I could, even paying more for full-service when it was available.

I used to say that I was morally opposed to self-service gas stations. That was my way of joking about something I didn’t like.

I still don’t like pumping gas. I don’t like getting the smell of gasoline on my hands.

What does that have to do with the pandemic of 2020?

The pandemic has taught me how easy it is to carry disposable gloves in my car, put them on to pump gas, and discard them before getting back into the car. No germs, no dirt, no gasoline smell.

I’ll keep wearing gloves when I fuel my car long after the concern about Covid19 has faded into memory.

What have you started doing during the pandemic that you didn’t do before but that you will continue to do after the pandemic is over?

When I asked that question on Quora, I got some interesting answers, including:

I started flossing [my teeth] every single day.

I’m sure his dentist will be pleased.

Hand sanitizing.

A good hygiene habit

I started singing again … I will keep on enjoying this activity/talent after the pandemic ends.

That’s awesome.

Building elaborate Lego worlds.

Love that!

Wearing a mask.

Interesting.

Nothing has changed about my life [so] there is nothing different to continue.

Thanks for sharing.

How about you? What have you started doing during the pandemic that you didn’t do before but that you will continue to do after the pandemic is over? Share in the comments below.

Jacquelyn Lynn
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