Since the beginning of the year, the world has been paying attention to the news of a novel virus in Wuhan, China. Over the past few months, the virus, now known as the COVID-19 virus, has now become a worldwide pandemic as classified by the WHO. This virus has taken the lives of so many and keeps on infecting the human population, thereby leading to the standstill of the world for the first time since 1920 during the Spanish Flu. Now, we all hope that the cure for this virus is found, and the world can return to normalcy.
To survive in these trying times, the world has had to shift to a new system of organisation to keep the sanity of the people and retain peace in society. You ever saw a movie where the world survives a great pandemic, and the main characters have to come out of the ruins, that isn’t a good picture for one to build this time around.
The world would inevitably rise from the ruins of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. So how do we survive and transit into a post-COVID-19 world, what happens? Do we all start over? How do we cope with being locked down for that much time? This article aims to help us transition and cope in the world after COVID-19. Nobody knows how long it would take for this pandemic to be over, but what we all know is that the world would take a different form from the pre-COVID 19. This is a manual on how to survive in the unknown aftermath.
To be honest, the COVID-19 pandemic has made a significant impact on the way we now live our lives. We humans are social animals that thrive out of our daily interactions with the people and places around us. The pandemic brought about the sudden change in the characteristics of our living, as we now have to bend to a new social construct. From locking down our borders to having to be locked inside our homes, and be restricted from going to places where we find a push, something that takes our minds off the troubles of the world. This move has very negative effects on our total psyche, and no one wants to be locked up for as much as a few couples of days when not bed-ridden, and whenever that very thought comes to our mind, we almost want to lose it.
Staying indoor for this long has played a great impact on the total well being of our mental health, as most people have been locked up with loved ones who they would typically spend a couple of hours together. Once the lockdown is over, it is important to take the first few weeks of freedom working on our mental health. This way, you free up stored up anger and loads of accumulated toxicity. Spending time around nature can also help ease back into life after lockdown, or maybe a spending time taking meditation classes could also help put back the mental stress in check. All one needs to do is live and remember the moments when freedom was limited, and you could only hope.
The pandemic is over, most people have exhausted all the supplies that they stocked up for the lockdown. This very fact is going to be a problem because the financial crisis that would follow the transition back into a post-COVID-19 world would be very daunting. When the lockdown was instituted, it brought about a sudden shift in the financial gap in our economy. Quite a lot of workers had to be retrenched in order for companies to stay afloat. This very fact would become an issue in a post-COVID-19 world, and without adequate preparation, it might become a huge problem.
The possession of skills in a post-COVID-19 would be very helpful, as the urgent need for skilled workers would be on the increase. Learning a skill during the lockdown would give you an edge when society returns to normal. Although some schools of thought are of the opinion that it would take a longer time for things to return to full drive, it is essential to be prepared for any change in event. Also, it would be advisable to take on extra hours at your jobs to help recover from the losses caused by the pandemic.
One thing everyone should be prepared for is that the moment we are re-acclimatised back into society, the world we would be welcomed back into would never be the same. To make society function at its normal speed, the authorities would need to put restrictions and new rules to guide our new way of life. It should not come as a surprise, due to the fact that measures have to be put in place to eradicate the root cause of the initial lockdown. We might still be expected to maintain social distancing measures so as to stop the resurgence of the virus. So it can be advised that once movement is restored measures such as the use of face mask, hand sanitisers should be continued, as there would still be asymptomatic carriers of the virus walking the streets. Social gatherings should still be avoided if necessary, little groupings like this could help restart the spread of the virus. So keep your distance as much as possible, especially from those who have had contact history with a patient of the virus.
Now, those are few tips required to help the transition of an individual into a Post COVID-19 world. Adherence to these tips equates a fighting chance in a world recovering from a collapse of this magnitude. It is advisable and important to learn a new skill that would be valuable in a post-COVID-19 world during this time, and means through which you can improve yourself.