COVID-19 Proves Value of DIY Health & Wellness

Here it is, April 29, 2020 and you’ve got to be as sick of hearing about COVID-19, Flattening the Curve, and Ventilator Capacity as I am.

But bear with me.

This post isn’t about what my business is doing in the face of distancing. It’s about how after I already had a plan for my new business, the world stepped in with a galaxy-sized rubber stamp that says ‘VALIDATED‘.

I kid you not.

Don’t get me wrong. I never anticipated anything like this and was as blind-sided as most everyone else. But when I started my DIY health projects, I was focused on people who wanted to do things to help themselves and who didn’t want to have to go out and get help and who wanted a better, more complete outcome.

And then, in the span of a few short weeks and months, it all shifted from wanted to needed and from didn’t want to couldn’t.

  • Now people need to help themselves because they can’t, won’t, or shouldn’t go out for help.
  • Now people are suffering at home because they were dependent on external providers to handle their care.

I mean healthcare might be imported from China for all the access a person has to a provider just down the street!

Sure, [I’ve already discussed link] how comprehensive care combining a health expert (if they’re actually an expert) [link]) with DIY self-care is the best option. Provided-care is highly effective – at a cost and frequency most people cannot manage [evidence link] (at least with Lymph Drainage). DIY Lymph Massage is 58% as effective as that, but at a cost in time, energy, and money that committed people can bear.

But…

Now that much of “elective” procedures are limited or off-limits, 58% is WAAAAAAAAY better than 0%. That’s a no-brainer.

My fervent hope is that all of this sheltering-at-home has taught more people the following:

  1. That you have more power to take care of yourself than you think (or thought)
  2. How important self-care is (highlighted by the fact that they used to have someone else do it)
  3. That DIY-knowhow is a desirable thing.

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