Who would have thought that grocery shopping is like an adventure of its own and toilet paper become as precious as gold? COVID-19 has changed our routine 360 degrees over the past few months. Besides, one thing that is certain is adjusting to change can be challenging for everyone. The major change that happened is being in lockdown for months. It must feel weird, not able to go to school or work, meet your friends freely without any worries, and even avoid hugging the people you love.
We may have to adjust to a “new normal”, a new way of living and going about our lives, work, and interaction with other people. As long as the world has not found a cure for Covid-19, we may have to live in the “new normal” for a very long time. Fret not, eventually we will learn to adapt our lifestyle to live with them. The new norm can be a hassle but it is always better safe than sorry. There will be more space to start embracing your ‘New Normal’ once you have allowed yourself to grieve. It is important to give yourself time to eat one’s heart out of what you have lost.
Social distancing does not mean social disconnecting. In the new normal, we can still connect with family and friends in many ways such as video calling. Remember to always check up on your parents, siblings, friends, and even your grandparents. New norms with social distance may remain at workplaces and other places for a very long time. There will be NO handshakes instead elbow bumps may be replaced with a social distance nod. It is important to look after each other mental health because we are in this TOGETHER.
All in all, the Covid-19 pandemic is historic to everyone. How far, how long, and how fast the spread of Covid-19 is vital depends on our own behavior, hence the responsibility is ours to ensure this will pass.