One could hardly be blamed for growing tired of being bombarded with skyrocketing mortality numbers, and details about the dents to global economies. Avoiding the news, seeking solace in conspiracy theories, and diving too enthusiastically into your lockdown wine stash, however, could all be signs that you have another problem on your hands: compassion fatigue.
While all football fans are suffering through a complete shutout from the Premier League and all of Europe’s other major competitions, at least we can stave off our withdrawal symptoms with a dose of Netflix’s latest mini-series.
There’s one factor that everyone is going to notice and have to navigate, and thats the effect of the lockdowns on their relationships. For couples, this comes in one of two forms: either you’re stuck at home with your significant other, with no way of escaping, or you’re suddenly forced into what is essentially a long-distance relationship. Both of these can be tough if they’re not what you’re used to or what you signed up for.
Please think about your extroverted friends in this time. We are struggling. We need you to call us. We need you to allow us to just be with another person, and you don’t even have to get out of your PJ’s!
Now that so many of us are social distancing, and possibly spending a lit of time indoors, making frequent trips to the coffee machine, what better time to have a discussion about it than right now.
The pressures of life under lockdown might work in the favour of some, but for many the changes might cause discomfort and conflict. In order to prevent a lot of this conflict, or resolve the conflict that DOES occur in a productive and healing way, strong personal boundaries may need to be set and maintained.
Right now the coronavirus is not something to feel positive about, but hopefully when the world recovers from this pandemic (we hope!), the human race will emerge from the abyss the better for it, after learning some very hard lessons. They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, sadly, the coronavirus hasContinue reading “5 Lessons Learned & The Positive Side-Effects Of Covid-19”
Stately, ancient trees; rolling, soft green hills and everything you could want from a hidden oasis of natural beauty… and, of course, cheese and wine! Eagles’ Nest is a great hotspot for Capetonians of all ages to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Why is it that only now, after a virus has made its way through 155 countries and killed 8000 people is hand washing something that people are paying attention to?
When it comes down to the coronavirus and its effects on our daily lives, many of us might be asking ourselves what exactly what we should be doing with our time and how not to go crazy or fall victim to cabin fever…