Who am I with: No One
Location: Stafford, Virginia
Self regulation can be defined in various ways. In most cases, it involves controlling one’s behavior, emotions, and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals. In this day and age, there is a need for self-regulation in terms of the Coronavirus. The government requires citizens to social distance themselves as well as protect themselves from the virus. This has been taken especially seriously in Stafford, Virginia, in areas such as in homes, neighborhoods, and stores. In terms of my home, self regulation is practice though social distancing and keeping healthy. Most of the people in my home stay in separate rooms, use different bathrooms instead of sharing, and do not hug or touch each other. In terms of people in the neighborhood as a whole, people tend to walk on opposite sides of the road, move away when passing someone, standing 6 feet apart when talking to one another, and there has been hardly any kids playing outside. In terms of stores in Stafford, there has been many rules that have been established to practice self-regulation. At places, such as Target, people tend to stand far apart, avoid aisles with multiple people, constant use of self-checkout lines. Furthermore, many stores have developed systems to protect their employees from getting sick. In Target, there are yellow tapped lines that indicate where a person stands. When the check out person is ready for the next customer, the person from behind the yellow line moves forward.