Covid-19 is a virus that most of us first heard about in late 2019 and early 2020. In the beginning, we thought that it was going to be contained, like many other viruses that we happened to learn about in the past decade. Unfortunately, it spread really quickly all over the world, and on March, 11th it was declared a pandemic by the world health organization.
Now, at least 35 million people have contracted this virus, and there are more than one million deaths that have happened around the world. Even though only less than 5 percent of the people who get diagnosed with it can die from it, it is still extremely easily transmittable. It is said that more than half of the people who contract it will have little to no symptoms and currently about one percent of all the people that are active cases are in serious or critical condition.
The fact that we are facing the unknown makes everyone feel the stress around the pandemic, and all of us have to respect the rules of social distancing. In almost all of the world, many quarantines were in place, and to this day, we have to understand that we have to pay attention to even the smallest things. Everything has changed, and many of us have lost their jobs, relationships, friendships, and even our health. It is extremely hard to get up and get moving in this difficult period, and it seems like out motivation is nowhere to be found. If you are struggling and if you don’t know what you can do to feel better and work on your wellbeing, you’ve come to the right place!
Here we are going to give you some ideas on what you can do to help yourself take a breath and move on and meanwhile, you can watch this motivational video to get things started on the right foot:
How to deal with lost relationships?
The fact that we have to deal with social distancing makes many relationships unstable. We are not able to see our loved ones, and we cannot do all the things that we used to do before. We either have to spend all our time with the people we love, which makes some relationships worse, or we can only see each other once in a while.
When you live with your partner during difficult times, everyone reacts and copes differently. Some of us need our space, while others want to be as social as possible. This can add an additional burden to the marriage or the relationship and we start arguing more.
If you are trying to keep your relationship together, then try talking with your partner about what they feel and what they want. Be frank about yourself, and try to be supportive of each other. The struggle will make you stronger, and you will prevail. In case your relationship or marriage ends, you will be okay. Remember that everything that happens today will prepare you for the future and you will find love again. Focus on yourself and what you want.
How to deal with losing your job?
It is said that in the first few months of the pandemic more than 10 million people lost their jobs. Today, that number is much, much higher. Many industries had to put everything on hold, and many places had to put a lock on their doors because they couldn’t continue working with the new rules.
If you are one of the millions of people who are now unemployed due to Covid-19, the thing you should remember is that you are not alone. It is said that the struggle prepares you for the unknown, and you now have more time to focus on yourself.
When we have to work 50 or more hours per week, we wish we had more time for ourselves. So, while you are searching for a new job, you can do more for yourself. Relax, exercise, do things that you didn’t have time to do before. In between not having too many places where you can spend a lot of money, and having free time, now is the time to think of how you can conquer your biggest dreams.
What to do when you struggling to make ends meet?
This is another thing that can happen when you lose your job. We are exceeding deadlines, we don’t have enough money to pay the bills, and we feel like we cannot do anything right. Once again, you need to know that you are not the only one who is struggling and there are always those who will support you.
Nowadays, there are a lot of social services that are going to be willing to help you out during this time. You can open up to your loved ones about it, and the most important thing you need to know is that you should not stop and you should keep going.
It is said that working from home helps people find online jobs, so maybe now is the time to think about a change of career. You can easily find some free online courses and look for a freelance job. This will help you get your mind off of things, and you will be able to earn some extra cash. Never stop believing in yourself, and remember that this too will have its end. The most important thing is to preserve your health and focus on your needs and desires.
We have to accept that the world as we know it is going to change, but this struggle that we are going through will result in us being better, stronger, and more aware. Don’t bottle your feelings down, and don’t ignore your emotions. It is okay to feel everything you are feeling now, and don’t let anyone else tell you anything different. If you want, you can start exercising, make new online friends, or even watch all the movies you postponed.
Sit down and make a list of the things that make you happy, and see what you can do to make them happen. There are still ways to spend time with friends, and you can find a new partner. You can land a new job, and you can learn new things that you never thought would interest you. Explore new ideas, and know that good things will come out of all of this.