Updated: Jun 11, 2020
When the news was first released about the Corona Virus, I must admit that I really didn’t pay much attention to it until that is, when it started to spread across the world. One week before the official lockdown I decided to self-isolate, having Multiple Sclerosis, I am classed as a venerable.
I have looked at this lockdown with mixed emotions, panic, fear, anger and sadness. The more I got involved in watching the news reports the more drawn in I got to this pandemic which really was not doing me any good whatsoever, so I try to stay away from watching it as much as possible. Going shopping once a week wearing a mask and gloves is so stressful and so not normal, keeping your distance from others afraid that someone may cough or sneeze over you.
Stay home they say so that you save lives, but what about the life we live being locked up like a prisoner, where has our freedom of choice gone? And what about our immune system, besides having a healthy diet for those that can afford too surely we need to be exposed to certain things to build it up. Not going out in the sunshine getting a daily dose of vitamin D, not everyone has the luxury of a garden and for some are unable to get out at all, so where do you go, what do you do? If like me and I admit I was afraid to go out even for the daily half an hour exercise that is allowed but I have had to force myself even if it's only a few days just so I don't go insane. I have seen the effect that it has had on my elderly mum who lives in a care home, she looks tired, pale and has become extremely lonely, not seeing her most days like I am use to has had a massive impact on her.
Life certainly has been difficult to adjust to since these changes, changes that we are not use to, but when you look at the bigger picture and look at why this is happening then maybe just maybe we can start to understand.
Mother Earth is what keeps this planet going she takes care of nature, the sea and the environment that we live in and what have we done as human beings to help? We take life for granted, we don’t care what rubbish we through into the sea, we don’t care about the chemicals we use in products, we don’t care about polluting the air that we breath, so why should Mother Earth care! She is angry and I don’t blame her.
This pandemic has been a Hugh wake up call for us all to look at life with a fresh pair of eyes, it has given us the time to check in with ourselves and look at the life we lead and the changes we need to make. It is going to take a long time for things to get back to normal, whatever normal means anymore, but the one thing that we can take away from this is to be more mindful of how we take care of the planet, how to take care of the environment that we live in, how to take care of ourselves, and how to take care of each other.
Sadly, too many lives have been taken from this situation, we may not have any control over the Corona Virus but we do have the control to make the right choices and make the changes that are needed! Stay well, and stay safe until we can all be together again.