I’m re-blogging this post by New Lune, as it may help those struggling with the certainty of another lockdown and all that this entails. Perhaps my readers can leave their own ‘3 life lessons’ they learned this year? Here’s mine:
Yes, one of these days we won’t have to worry about Covid, lockdown, social distancing or face masks, because we would have learned to live with it like we have learned to live with colds and influenza. Coronavirus is not going away, and so we have to face that fact and get on with our lives. Cases will rise during the winter and fall in the summer, just as the aforementioned colds and influenza do. We’ve learned to live with them, and so Covid is just another one to add to the list.
2. Even this will pass.
When we’ve accepted Coronavirus, then all the hype and hysteria will fade. Social distancing will become the norm, as will face masks, and we would have all learned to be more mindful of the disease.
3. Be grateful for what you’ve got.
Have you got a job, a loving family, and your health? If you have, then be grateful for that. You never know when it will be taken away. The trick to get through all of this is accept, be grateful and stay positive, but be mindful too.
I know for many people this pandemic hasn’t treated them the kindest way for multiple different reasons. I know some people struggled a lot with loneliness, personally to me quarantining at home wasn’t a problem. I’m an introvert and I don’t really go out either so it wasn’t an issue to me. But I definitely struggled on other aspects. I think the uncertainty of not knowing what’s going to happen tomorrow combined with the fact that you are not in control of your life anymore has been something I struggled with a lot.
However, this pandemic has taught me a lot of things about myself and made me realise all the things I took for granted or never paid attention to. I believe there is always something to learn from an experience whether it be bad or good. I’m a complete different person compared to the person I was before…
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