Due to the prevailing situation created by COVID-19 pandemic almost whole world is under lockdown and most of us are under quarantine. The affects of this pandemic are vast both humanely and economically,right from small businesses,markets, educational institutions literally every aspect of life is paralyzed. Since the world is now in a desperate need of a vaccine and pharmaceutical companies and research institutions are working on development of a potent vaccine and hopefully in next 18 months we may have a vaccine against this deadly coronavirus or development of any therapeutic treatment before a vaccine can put a halt on rate of deaths.
Additionally, the effects of this pandemic on mental health and overall daily life should not be neglected they are very significant given the amount of panic and anxiety it has created and it is important to give extra care to ourselves and our loved ones.Now what we need to do is to focus on our mental health and on our career too. These are toughest times in human history and I take it as an opportunity to give some suggestions how to deal with this pandemic and make our isolation and precious time productive that benefits both our mental health and help increase our knowledge to some extent.
First and foremost we should not panic by this pandemic, you might be worrying at the enormous increase in global infections and number of deaths it has caused. Here are some tips to overcome this;
- First you should firmly believe that nothing is going to happen to you only if it is preordained,so don’t worry and feel happy.
- Limit the time surfing about news related to this pandemic,you can set a time in a day to have a glance at.
- Don’t believe rumours and fake news!
- Get yourself busy with indoor activities like reading books and playing games.
2.Read, Read and Read!
I believe reading books is a meal in these times, try to gather as much knowledge you can and make isolation time productive. When you busy yourself with reading you not only distance yourself significantly from getting back into searching about this pandemic but contribute to your intrapersonal development.
3.Prioritize Your Emotional and Mental Health
The times we are witnessing has a huge impact on mental health especially on persons who are already suffering from mental health issues like people in conflicted regions, refugees and economically weaker sections of society. So it is our duty to look after ourselves and also to people in desperate need of any kind of assistance be it financial or in any other form. Let’s pledge to make it happen.
4.Learn Some Life Lessons!
All of us should consider this pandemic as an opportunity to reflect on ourselves as to what we have achieved in our past years and after going through introspection we should try to fill out the voids left where ever we think are. These can be as simple as not talking with somebody over an argument in the past. In these tough times everyone wants to be with family and friends to relax and support them emotionally but unfortunately people who are infected they can’t do the same,even on their death no one from friends or family is allowed to attend funerals fearing risk of getting infected. So we can learn some lessons from here;
- Spend adequate time with family and friends.
- Resolve disputes and enhance caring for one another.
- Make judicious use of time.
- Don’t disappoint anyone.
- Be prepared to deal with any kind of situation.
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