We're in it for the long haul.
Jim Cramer has some advice for investors who are worried about social distancing for another month, as President Trump extends the social distancing guidelines till April 30.
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Jim, we spoke yesterday about your personal experiences during this tough time of social distancing. I know that many Americans like myself are going through having to stay home every day, all day, and we're looking at another month of that. What's your advice to the average American who's wondering how are we going to get through this next month?
I like FaceTime. I think FaceTime is good. I like letter writing. I think letter writing is interesting. My daughter likes letter writing. One of the things that I liked that she puts together is those memories from Apple where you have like a memories thing and then I watch it over and over again and I really like it. You got to have a series. You have to have a Netflix series or an HBO, Amazon. You have no choice, you have to have one so you can devolve into it...You got to go for walks. For me it's a little harder because there are a lot of people I know in town and I don't know that they're going to hug. It's a little awkward, but walking is good. I find that fooling around with your iPhone and a lot of good stuff you can do with people. It's really nice.
I've also rediscovered a lot of music that I forgot about and listen to a lot of Wagner. There's a lot of things you can do that are kind of like what you used to before everything got crazy. Write letters, listen to real, I wish I had a vinyl. I like vinyl much more than what I listen to. Listen to music, do things that are creative with your iPhone. Get in touch with people you haven't gotten in touch with for a long time. Look at your Facebook page and other people's Facebook page and see what's going on. FaceTime. My other daughter doesn't like to FaceTime because she says dad, "I don't look that good right now. Come on, give me a break here."
I just think that you getting in touch with people really, really matters. I miss my wife terribly. It can be very, very difficult to understand the nuance. When she's having a great time, she's got the kids out there, when she's having a great time, I'm thrilled that she's having a great time, but I'm conscious that I'm not. I have a job where I went home last night, I had PayPal today and I have [inaudible 00:13:29] in about 15 minutes. Then I've got AGCO and then I got Palo Alto and ConAgra and I got to re-connect to the conference call, but I am consumed by work. I took on this extra half hour in the morning show and I'm slammed and being slammed as good for me because it makes it so that I don't have to think about the fact that I'm alone.