March 2020 and our world literally changed overnight. Businesses that could keep going had to radically change how they worked and deliver their services, where as others had to close. Children found themselves off school, with parents juggling home, work and school life in a bid to keep things going. At that stage I believe we were all under the impression this was going to be resolved pretty quick. Spirits in those first few weeks were high, but now fast forward to January, February and March 2021 we find ourselves in a third lockdown and energy levels have changed. The atmosphere is somewhat different this lockdown.
We can generally manage about 6-8 weeks of change, but then normality tends to pull on us. We become jaded and want things to return to normal. We need human contact and a routine of life that included entertainment, the freedom to travel, a change of scenery, education and learning, the variety of exercise, the social aspect and the list could go on.
It is part of being human needing social contact with others. We need contact, in particular physical contact in order to survive and many studies have shown that in fact we can die if we don’t get that. Is it any surprise that being isolated has had an impact.
Continuing with face to face appointments for those who feel unable to go online or have phone appointments was important for me during this latest lockdown. The impact on our lives during this pandemic is enough without contemplating life before and the issues already being dealt with. Stopping face to face appointments would have been more harmful for some so I continued while keeping to the required guidelines.
I did take the option to have the vaccination and I am now tested twice a week. While this is not a solution to the current situation, I do feel it provides some reassurance in the current climate and I’m more than happy to do.