Finding comfort during COVID

Finding comfort during COVID

Finding comfort during COVID even when you are alone is not so difficult. Everybody suffer during this very stressful COVID time. It is essential to soothe ourselves during this time of uncertainty, fear and helplessness.

March 2020

Nobody was really prepared for what was to come when the Coronavirus a.k.a COVID 19 came to visit the world. Many thought that the virus would be with us for 3 weeks and then we can go on with our lives. That was not to be.

The 1918 pandemic

When COVID 19 broke out and I watched the horror unfolding in China, I read up about the 1918 pandemic. It then dawned on me that this was not going to be over in 3 weeks. Although the medical world advanced during the past 100 years, it seem like the same protocols for this pandemic was the very same that were followed 100 years ago. For years the scientists and medics warned the world. The warnings fell on deaf ears.

The culprit among us

Unfortunately there are this one kid in town who is causing havoc. He do not want this to end. His name is Fake news Social Media. The effect of this bad kid going of the rails is what is holding us back. Conspiracies. Lies. Misinformation. A never ending virus. It is driving us crazy isn’t it?

Finding comfort during COVID

The world is stressed out with covid fatigue setting in, unemployment rising, fear, social awkwardness. However there are things we can do to help us cope and to feel better.

  • Walk the dog and see the flowers
  • Wear our masks when in public for our safety and theirs
  • Start a hobby and connect with likewise people online
  • Read a fairytale book
  • Meditate
  • Keep up to date with the world and the virus from respectable sources only once a day
  • Listen to community radio
  • Limit your time on social media
  • Skip the fake news and conspiracies
  • Call a friend
  • Talk to God
  • Write down your feelings – writing therapy
  • Drink hot chocolate with pink and white marshmallows
  • Make a gourmet dish from scratch
  • Spend quality time with yourself, get to know yourself
  • Get rid of toxic people in your life
  • Get rid of the clutter in your home
  • Look in the mirror and smile

You are going to be alright. We are going to be alright. This too shall pass.

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