Life appears to be in shambles during this turmoil, as the world struggles to deal with the covid19 pandemic. Panic, terror, uncertainty, and despair are the most terrifying monsters lurking above everyone’s heads, attempting to kill them.
Despite the demons’ terrifying presence, there appears to be a ray of hope among the people. That ray of sunshine appears in the form of a happy attitude shared by all of us.
Turning COVID Into an Opportunity
The stigma and worry that accompanied the COVID 19 lockdown affected many of us emotionally. This resulted in significant changes in our daily lives and unexpected negative consequences. However, we can transform this crisis into an opportunity. How?
First, this lockdown is a unique chance for families to spend quality time together. Everyone in the family can participate in more creative activities such as baking, cooking, gardening, and sketching because everyone is at home. Parents make time to play with their children and participate in daily activities, which helps to strengthen family bonds.
Second, the lockdown gave people more free time, which they might use creatively to take care of themselves or learn new hobbies or skills. Overthinking, worrying, and losing hope are symptoms of not knowing how to use time effectively. As a result, people can find a good balance between sleep, exercise, leisure, online socializing, and relaxation.
Third, confinement is a great chance to rekindle your interest and develop new abilities. Because the dread of contracting the pandemic could be more deadly than the virus itself, we can educate ourselves on managing anxiety and stigma. As a result, we must be aware of various stress reactions.
Fourth, the lockdown provides an opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle. We can change our way of life to one that is more healthful. For example, we can grow veggies with our spare space at home. Because we can’t leave the house, we can consume fresh fruits and veggies instead of the packaged stuff. So it’s time to focus our efforts on something that will benefit our health and total psychosocial well-being.
Fifth, because knowledge is power, the lockdown is an excellent time to read and write. Every day, spend at least 30 minutes reading. You can already acquire numerous items to help you with your boredom in such a short time.
Lastly, this adversity provides an opportunity to develop resiliency. We’ve gone through a lot together. It began with major earthquakes that wreaked havoc on our citizens’ lives and livelihoods, then progressed to African swine disease (ASF). This pandemic virus is followed by landslides, torrential rains, and earthquakes. The Pandemic COVID 19 isn’t over yet; the earthquake has returned to terrify us!
Fortunately, people have realized this and now get their news from various reliable sources. As a result, newspapers are closing down, and individuals are using streaming to “cut the cord” on what they want to watch. So, what are your options now? Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths appear to be decreasing. Medical experts agree that we should be back to normal by the fall, whatever that means. You should do what you believe is right. Make use of common sense. Get as much information as possible from a variety of sources.