One of the main impacts on our wellbeing during the Covid-19 situation, is not just our physical health, but our mental health.
At the moment we find ourselves in an unprecedented, scary and ever-unfolding situation, and having to ‘socially distance ourselves’ from pretty much everyone. No longer can we nip down the local for a few cheeky drinks to cheer our souls. Going to the gym for our usual exercise of body and mind is now out of the question. Even a hug and a kiss for our loved ones is now a matter of concern, and in some cases most definitely avoided.
Working remotely, for those able to, will help with our isolation physically; protecting us from spreading or contracting germs with the lack of personal contact. But, suddenly, we’re no longer in our ‘safe’ haven of the office, with the banter and the tea rounds, the camaraderie and the ‘teamworking’ mentality. We’re remote, isolated and getting to grips with online or digital platforms, which up to now, some of us have been completely unfamiliar with.
Conversely, for those key workers who suddenly find themselves ‘all hands-on deck’ trying to secure childcare facilities for their kids to stay safe while they’re out working even more hours is causing stress already.
There’s so much more to be said about the economy, social isolation and general unrest for our foreseeable future that I believe it’s unnecessary for me to repeat it here. Little wonder, then, that our mental wellbeing is at great risk. How will our mindset cope with all of this?
Of course, we can turn it around.