Coping with Covid_19

The autism in me has struggled to recognise Covid_19 or connect with its facts. The pandemic isn’t going away, but we all have to live alongside it. We must take care and be responsible for ourselves.

The life we had isn’t the life we have now. Times have changed and we must change with it. There will be times when we have to go out, in those times mask and glove up and when you’re not gloved up, use hand sanitiser to protect yourself if you’re touching something.

Other times when you’re don’t have to go out, take your mind off the pandemic and try to relax at home. Don’t watch the news or draw attention to it.

The life we had before the pandemic is gone, we need to find an acceptance on our ‘new normal’ without honing-in on the virus all the time. We need to be able to get on alongside it and think about ourselves and the natural world moving forward. The pandemic is telling us we’re not getting this right.

It is here for a reason. We can’t change it, and we mustn’t continue to stress about it. It is our attitude and how we deal with the pandemic that needs to change.

We can’t fight it, but we must protect ourselves at all times and take it seriously. We can’t afford to let down our guards. There will be a second wave and we will have to self-isolate again. It will be on everyone who is putting themselves and others at risk.

So, we need to be okay with things. Change the things we can change and stop worrying about the things we can’t.

8 Jul, 2020

4 thoughts on “Coping with Covid_19

  1. At best, the pandemic is stressful for many people. We respond to stress in different ways and it is perfectly normal to experience a range of emotions, including fear, anxiety and helplessness.

    Through your writing, sharing how we feel on your website, is the best way to connect with others and to help manage our stress.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I completely agree. I am only just coming to terms with it. My blogs and website have and still continues to be a lifeline for me.

      I am pleased we all have this connection and can share how we feel. That is powerful.

  2. What is the point of chasing competence from our leaders when it’s not there? Power is more important to them than saving lives, obviously

    So the only thing to do now is to scratch our scars, augment our behavior and hope for a vaccine.

    But I have to say, I’m sick of being terrorized by something that could have easily been avoided. This blog is timely and spot on.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, you’re absolutely right and your response is spot on. With 37 strains of the virus, a vaccine would be difficult to produce.

      I believe and am going with what our independent scientists are telling us and the World Health Organisation. The virus is here to stay, we must work alongside it and find ways to embrace the concept.

      We must take it and what’s happening out there seriously. Governments must pull together and put people first over ego and power. It’s not someone else’s problem, it’s all of our problem.

      Could it have been avoided? Well our lifestyles are very much instrumental here. Yes, we can change our lifestyles, but the nature of how the human species is, is the reason we have it.

      The natural world must come first and how we live must come secondary if the human species and the world is to survive.

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