The world appears to be in chaos in this tumultuous time, and the world is struggling to combat the covid19 pandemic. Fear, panic, uncertainty, and despair are the most frightening monsters that lurk above all of us, trying to take them out.
Despite the terrifying demons’ presence, there seems to be a light of hope in the population. The sunshine comes as a positive spirit shared by all of us.
Turning COVID Into an Opportunity
The anxiety that accompanied the COVID 19 lockdown caused emotional distress to a lot of people. It caused major changes to our daily lives and unexpectedly negative outcomes. But, we can turn this situation into an opportunity. How?
First of all, this lockdown provides a unique opportunity for families to enjoy quality time with each other. All family members can participate in more imaginative activities like baking, gardening, cooking, and sketching since everyone is at home. Parents take time to play together with children and take part in everyday activities that help strengthen the bonds of the family.
The second reason was that the lockdown allowed people to have more time than they could utilize to think creatively about taking better care of themselves or learning new skills or hobbies. Stress, worry, and losing hope are signs of not being able to make the most of time. Individuals can achieve a healthy balance between exercise, sleep and leisure, socializing online, and relaxation.
Thirdly, being in confinement can be an excellent opportunity to reignite your passion and learn new skills. Since the fear of getting the pandemic can be even more fatal than it is the virus itself, we should learn to manage stress and stigma. In turn, we should be aware of different stress-related reactions.
Fourth, the lockdown gives us the chance to lead a healthier lifestyle. It is possible to alter our way of living to healthier ones. For instance, we could cultivate vegetables in our free space in our homes. Since we can’t leave home, we can eat fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed things. It’s time to concentrate our energies on things that can benefit our health and overall psychosocial wellbeing.
Fifth, since information is power, The lockdown is a great opportunity for reading and writing. Every day, you should spend at least 30 minutes reading. There are plenty of products to ease your boredom in this brief period.
Finally, it gives the chance to build resilience. We’ve been through many challenges together. The first was major earthquakes that destroyed the lives of our citizens and their livelihoods. It then escalated into African Swine Disease (ASF). The pandemic virus is closely followed by landslides, torrential rains, and earthquakes. Pandemic COVID 19 isn’t over, but the quake is back to terrorize us!
The good news is that people have realized this, and nowadays, they get their information from a variety of reliable sources. In the end, newspapers are shutting down, and people are turning to stream services to “cut the cable” to watch what they want to see. What do you have to choose from now? Hospitalizations, infections, and deaths are declining. Medical experts think we will be returning to normal by fall, whatever that might mean. It is your responsibility to do what you consider to be right. Use common good sense. Find as much information as feasible from various sources.