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.