I’ve been seeing a few things floating around the internet world as of late regarding things to be mindful of during the COVID-19 crisis. Some of them good, others not so good, and some being painfully relatable.
I thought I would compile a personal list of things to remind ourselves of in a pretty desolate time in hopes of potentially alleviating some stress and/or anxiety for the large number of us who are experiencing these things. It is important to be consciously aware of the positive things that remain in our control in such an unsettling situation, and if they have been able to help me, I hope they can do the same for you.
- This situation is not permanent. While we do not know when things will return to ‘normal,’ we do know that the present circumstances are not infinite.
- No one is facing the COVID-19 outbreak alone. We are all in this together, and we can turn to one another for support.
- We are extremely fortunate for the brave and selfless individuals who are still working to ensure essential services remain productive and in operation.
- There are many ways to remain in touch with friends and loved ones while abiding by social distancing rules, for example, phone calls, Skype and FaceTime sessions, social media, text messaging, email and more.
- Many of us are able to ride this pandemic out in the comfort of our own homes, which is a luxury in itself.
- We are continually informed of updates and ways to keep ourselves safe by political and health care officials.
- There are many people who have overcome the COVID-19 virus.
- Many strategies and precautions have been enforced to ensure our own safety and protection.
The next time you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed by the coronavirus situation, remind yourself of these positives. A optimistic mindset can be incredibly powerful.