The coronavirus has become part of our lives, therefore, it’s important we take time to reflect on it. It’s not a time to ignore, or think it’s for someone else to reflect that we don’t have to.
We must be ready to change the way we do things. It’s not enough for us to think about change and then quickly dismiss it as if it’s not our problem, or it won’t happen to us. We must think about the virus and what it means. Think about why and what we must change through the other end.
If you believe things happen for a reason, us understanding the coronavirus and its message is very much the reason. It’s not enough to tell ourselves it’s fine, we’re staying home and everything will be fine in a few months. Nothing is fine unless we make it fine. It is important we think about the changes we need to make through the other end.
Although the frenetic pace of life has subsided, and we’re no longer dashing around, we’ve lost our liberty in the process. There are people selfishly choosing to flout the rules and are unnecessarily going out, putting those who have to be out more at risk.
Whilst the majority of us bed down, they are selfishly doing the opposite. If the virus were to hit them or their loved ones, I’m sure they’d be taking a different tack.
We’re also having to make do with what we have in our homes, limiting our time out of the house. We’re understanding what it means to be frugal and making what we have last, rather than forget we have things in the house that we bought weeks ago that we’ve put into a cupboard and ignored.
Businesses, restaurants and gyms are now closed and the streets feel like ghost town. Now is the time to lessen our greed and increase our patience and our ability to share. This isn’t about us anymore, it’s about everyone.
For the first time we’ve become vulnerable. Being vulnerable brings humility and reflection but that must continue, we must continue to be humble and use our time wisely and to reflect. We must work and act as one.
The streets are eerily quiet, there is a silence we have never experienced before. We must change our mindset permanently. It is time for us to live an altogether different life.
*Please continue to stay safe.*