how to deal with the uncertainty of a
New Covid-19 Outbreak
Dealing with the current Covid-19 outbreak is probably the hardest thing our generation has ever done. Most of us haven’t seen armed conflicts and hopefully never will, but fighting this fight is just as hard and challenging. One of the biggest problems with Covid-19 is the level of uncertainty surrounding it, as well as the feeling of helplessness most of us feel when thinking about it.
Dealing with this uncertainty is something we all have to do, though, and finding the right ways to do so is crucial. So, in order to make your life a little bit safer and more secure, here are a few ideas you need to take into consideration.
Embrace the inevitable
This is the first thing you need to do – but, at the same time, it’s probably going to be the hardest thing in this situation as well. Coming to terms with this pandemic isn’t the easiest thing in the world, simply because we’ve never had to deal with something similar. But, the minute we accept the presence of Covid-19 in our lives, we’re going to start embracing the inevitable, and that’s the path we all have to follow.
From experts to your everyday people, everyone agrees that we need to accept this pandemic as soon as we can because that’s just the way it has to be. Once we do that, we’re also going to start embracing our world’s future too, because the chances of everything going back to normal are quite slim. So, embracing Covid-19 will help you handle it better, and that’s something we all want.
Learn a thing or two about control
Different people deal with stress in different ways, and each one of us has to learn how to minimize our stress level during these times. Reducing your levels of stress and anxiety on a daily level is the only way to go through this crisis mentally and physically healthy, which is why this should be your top priority. However, what can you do if reducing stress is simply impossible? Whether you’re suffering from Covid-19 or know someone who is dealing with it, you have to understand that there’s basically nothing you can do about it.
You’re either going to face this pandemic or not, but you need to understand that giving up is never an option. That’s why accepting the fact that you’re not in control anymore is vital, but you should never just let go.
Accepting all the negativities around you is the first step towards making things better, and as soon as you do that, you need to begin taking over the control over your own life. This will make you feel amazing, and you’ll finally feel that you can actually survive this pandemic. It goes without saying that controlling your own destiny is much better than feeling down and being depressed, so make sure you do that ASAP.
Luckily, there are lots of things you could do in order to regain control over your life. First of all, you need to start wearing protective surgical masks at all times because these things could actually end up saving your life, which is why they’re so priceless at the moment. Also, keep your distance from other people and remember to wash your hands as often as you can. These things are boring and mind-numbing but could mean the difference between life and death. That’s actually the only way to avoid a second Covid-19 outbreak, the virus is still out there for a much longer period, I guess.
Come up with a new daily schedule
Besides protecting your health, the most important thing to do is take control of your daily activities and reworking your daily schedule. This might take a while and it definitely won’t be easy, but it’s going to help you stay sane. What’s even better is that this will help you handle all that uncertainty around you and focus on the things that are absolutely certain. Working on your daily routine is particularly important if you’re forced to stay at home for weeks and can’t be certain when you’ll be able to continue your life again. Working on your daily and weekly routines won’t be easy, but it’s definitely worth your time and energy. Take things slow and focus on every single day of the week, trying to find enough things to keep your busy all day long.
Do the things that make you happy and try to be around your family as much as possible – because you probably won’t be able to see other people and leave your home – and use this time to work on yourself and your relationships. This will help you feel normal again and you’ll forget all about the pandemic for a while.
Dealing with the level of uncertainty that’s surrounding us all is something most us were unprepared for, but that doesn’t mean you should feel down. On the contrary, you have to find a way to deal with Covid-19 in the best way possible and live your life as before.
author: Peter Minkoff
Wow, what a cool article. I had no idea that such a thing existed.
Great tips, and so timely. I think about now people are beginning to become a little stir crazy, and need a reminder of taking control of what we do have. <3
I feel a low level of uncertainty all the time, so thank you!
Gosh it really is the uncertainty that for many is one of the hardest things about all of this. It feels like there is no end in sight.
Isn’t it?! I first thought it wouldn’t bother me, but I feel every day how nothing seems to be the same anymore and this makes you worry…what next…
Great post with lots of important reminders about how to cope. Thank you so much.
People are great opportunists. Over the course of our long history, there have been many cases of unhappiness and wider ones, however, we always found ways to solve them.