The coronavirus pandemic has taken us out of our comfort zone and placed us in an atmosphere of fear, uncertainty and chaos.
Time passes and the situation becomes more and more complicated, as if it were a nightmare. In some cases, the life we have known until recently sometimes breaks down and we feel lost, blocked, helpless …
The changes keep happening and they happen so quickly and unexpectedly that we have a hard time adjusting to them. Faced with such an uncertain future, the desire is felt to return to a past that no longer exists. We want to live in peace, regain our freedoms, our customs, our hobbies and our relationships with others, but the current situation is preventing us from doing so and we can do nothing to change it.
Therefore, we must move forward, to survive this tsunami as well as possible. For that, we can’t stop our life until the storm calms down, As we don’t know how long it will last or how things will go right now.
Psychological guidelines for how to deal with the pandemic and its consequences
We must be prepared for what may happen and for that we must not only adapt to living under the storm, but take advantage of the time it takes to have the maximum resources in the face of this unknown future as it happens. comes, to avoid being left behind or in passing.
1. Connect with your emotions
The lifestyle we led before this happened demanded continual overwork and a level of personal demand that made us so often dependent on the outside that we couldn’t afford to look inward. This made us experience robitizados, let ourselves be carried away by a kind of inertia. Without asking if this was the life we really wanted. This is a good time to reconnect with your interior, your essence.
Take advantage of what is happening to you do new things, reinvent yourself, study, read… become a new person who begins to transform your habits. Look for new hobbies and concerns, rethink your goals and priorities.
3. Take the opportunity to do what you normally don’t have time to do
Many times we have complained that you don’t have time to do a lot of things, now you have the option to do whatever you ever wanted to do, but you didn’t have time for that.
4. Adapt your hobbies to the new situation
Although there are more and more restrictions on doing things, and there are even some that we can no longer do, it is important that we continue to devote time to leisure.
5. Take care of your health and emotions, practice mental hygiene
Try to adopt healthy habits, take care of your diet and sleep, and get some exercise. When talking to other people, try to talk about topics other than the pandemic or COVID-19. Avoid arguing or conflicting over matters of a political nature with certain people, accepting that there is a disagreement, and talking about other issues you have in common.
6. Maintain relationship with others, do not isolate yourself
It is true that there is a virus that is transmitted from person to person, so social relationships have become a risk factor. But not having them is also.
7. Detoxify the news and use critical judgment
The political situation we live in is so unstable and changeable that there is no choice but to follow the new regulations that are being established, but inform yourself precisely, without being obsessed.
8. Stop seeing the other as an enemy
We are all on the same boat and we are all, albeit differently, affected by this situation. Make sure the fight is against the real enemy i.e. the virus, not against the rest of the people who, like you, are doing what they can to resist the situation. Instead of monitoring their behaviors and habits, focus more on cultivating your inner self.
9. Seek professional help
If you see that the situation is getting over you and you can’t do it on your own, consider going into therapy to develop new resources and tools that will help you deal with the situation in the best possible way and prevent it from ending. by “pass. bill ”in the long term.