Greater part of us suffered different psychosocial problems, for example, the shame and anxiety associated with the COVID 19 lockdown. This resulted to radical changes in our everyday lives and unintended negative outcomes. However, we can transform this emergency into a chance. How?
To begin with, the COVID-19 lockdown is a chance to strengthen family bonds. Since everybody remains at home, every relative can engage in more creative activities like heating, cooking, gardening and drawing. Parents figure out how to play with the children and engage in everyday activities which strengthens the family relationship.
Second, the lockdown provided people with more free time which thusly can be used creatively for self-care, and securing new hobbies or abilities. Not realizing how to utilize the time effectively can lead to over thinking, ruminating and losing hope. In this way, people can balance their time for sleep, exercise, leisure, online mingling and relaxation.
Third, the confinement is a fun time to revitalize your energy and learn new abilities. We can educate ourselves on the most proficient method to manage anxiety and disgrace because the fear of getting the pandemic could be more destructive than the infection itself. Therefore, we ought to be aware about different stress reactions.
Fourth, the lockdown is a chance to live a healthy life. We can move from our lifestyle to a healthy one. For example, we can plant vegetables in our empty space at home. By doing this we can eat fresh products of the soil instead of processed food varieties because we cannot get out of our house. Thus, the time has come to divert our energy into something helpful not exclusively to our health yet in addition to our overall psycho-social well-being.
Fifth, the lockdown is a great time to read and write since knowledge is power. Read somewhere around 30 minutes per day. Even in a humble, you would already be able to acquire numerous things that can help you with your boredom. Like my children, they really allocate time for reading and working diaries out of their experience during the confinement.
In conclusion, this Jasvant Modi troublesome time is a chance to become resilient. We’ve been through a ton. It started from the solid earthquakes that devastated our residents and livelihoods to African swine fever (ASF). It is then followed by this pandemic infection, landslides, heavy rain falls, and once more, earthquake. Simply early today, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kiblawan, Davao del Sur. We are not yet through with the Pandemic COVID 19, the earthquake has returned to scare the hell out of us!