New normal : It has been a year since Covid-19 arrived. Almost all of the countries worldwide declared a pandemic. Many people lost their jobs. Numerous business establishments have gone bankrupt. Millions of people particularly in the countries with the highest cases have suffered. Based on a recent report over 48 million were infected worldwide. Approximately 33 million recovered, but there are 1.24 million reported deaths. Before this number, the restriction had to be implemented strictly to secure the people. The protocol mandates people to wear masks, use alcohol or sanitizer, and follow social distancing.
You’ll see how the advent of coronavirus made life odd elsewhere. People are monitored when entering any business establishments. Safety measures are everywhere to cease the virus from spreading. More so, these practices aim to end the increasing number of infected. Sadly, it changed the normal way of living drastically.
It affected people’s daily living in general. Some could hardly cope with the “new normal” setting. Not everyone can live up to the situation. It has become an ordeal that people have to get used to. A lot of people had experience anxiety due to the fear covid-19 has brought, they are always worried about their safety. Many of you might have gone through difficult times as well. Let’s admit it, it was never easy to deal with, it’s like battling with an unknown foe, you don’t know when it will hit you.
Here are some helpful ways to cope with the new normal setting:
- Do something substantial you have not tried yet. Study new languages online, take short courses in baking, or watch documentaries. It is good to feed your mind with positive things amidst the pandemic. Also, it will keep your mind in a good shape.
Make yourself busy
- Do something which can be useful. Plant flowers in your yard. Discover the creative side in you; Paint, draw, or write your thoughts about some interesting topics. You can do recycling some stuff and make money from them. Not only you will keep yourself busier, but also you will gain good experience, too.
Catch up with friends or family (via video call)
- Although meeting with friends and hanging out with them has become seldom these days, it is way safer to call and chat with them often. You may not be together physically, but at least you keep your bond tight. It will help you get by in these trying times.
Read inspirational books
- Another outlet to lessen your worry at this point is to keep on reading books that will enlighten your mood. It will help you focus on good things to come. Moreover, it will make you optimistic in the middle of this chaotic situation we are in.
Make time for your loved ones
- Family is the most important source of strength in these trying times. More than anyone else we draw a huge amount of strength from them. Take this as an opportunity to give them time. Cook your favorite meal, watch movies on the internet together, and talk to them about your plans as a family. In such simple ways, you will have a closer bond and your relationship with each other will be stronger.
- One of the best ways to cope with a new situation is to meditate. Your inner self plays a significant role in your whole being. Your thoughts and emotions might be unstable during this pandemic. For you not to lose control, you need to connect with your inner self and put yourself together. It is an effective way to keep your mind in shape.
Pray (as often as you can)
- Above anything, we know prayer is the most important antidote to all problems. In these trying times, when it seems impossible to go back to the normal setting we are used to, we need to be more faithful. If we try to realize it deeper, God is teaching us a great lesson. This may be a wake-up call for us to give value to life itself.