UK lockdown number 2 is our reality now
Ok, people, it happened. We have UK lockdown number 2 due to rising cases of COVID-19 and the death toll is quite high. So, we should stick to the rules and be more aware of what’s happening. Also, we should try to do as much as we can to protect the people we love. But, there is always a but, there are still people who think it’s a not real pandemic. And we are idiots because we wear face coverings. They believe it’s a conspiracy and the real thing which is killing people is not a virus but 5G. And basically, it’s Bill Gates fault. Or aliens. It’s hard to say to be honest.
I understand why some people are sceptical. We had a lot of different pieces of information. On the beginning politics said we don’t need to wear face masks because there is no evidence that it helps to stop spreading a virus. Now it’s obligatory to wear it. During a summer everyone was like ‘Aww yes the virus is not a big problem’ now shit hits with the double strength. There are so many governments decision that we do not understand. Basically, it’s hard to find any logic in those decisions. For example, I was abroad and need to self-isolate for two weeks but my son and my husband don’t. They are with me all the time in the same house and they can get a virus from me (if I have it) and spread it to everyone at school and work. Sounds quite…stupid. But hey we are not scientists.
Did we learn anything from the first lockdown that has helped us prepare for UK lockdown number 2?
I would go with YES. Obviously, like I mentioned before we still have a people who believe in conspiracy theories so they probably will still not care about lockdown rules. But, I hope there are more people who try to make the right things and help to stop the virus or at least neutralise it. I try to understand all those people who need to close their businesses. I know it’s a nightmare. Those people don’t know if their pubs, restaurant, gyms, small shops etc will exist after the pandemic. I can’t imagine how stressful it can be. I can only assume it will be a disaster for our economy. It definitely will affect our lives. I need to say I’m scared. I wasn’t very active on my social media or on my blog because I was in some really deep black place. I couldn’t see my family for about a year, no friends meetings, only stressing COVID news on TV. It’s really depressing time now. For everyone, I guess. So, what we can do to make it a little bit brighter? How this UK lockdown number 2 can be less scary? What did I learn from the first lockdown?
- It’s OK to be not OK. For most people, that situation is new and nobody teaches us how to deal with it. If you feel you need to cry just cry but do not forget to call your sister, brother, mom, dad or whoever who can make your day better.
- Take one day at a time, and try to stay positive. I know it’s not easy but Rome wasn’t built in one day.
- Do what you love even if you are not the best in it. The most important is that it makes you happy and you are doing it for yourself, not for admiration
- Learning a new skill can keep you sane. On the Internet, you can find some free courses. Why not try?
- Having a lazy day is an amazing idea. Just chill on the sofa, spend the day with your partner, kids or cat, order pizza or any takeaway you like, watch Netflix and forget about all that shit which is happening right now. At least for one day, it’s always something nice.
And the most important thing do not forget about your sense of humour. Always try to catch those things which are positive.
- Wine from Lidl is not so bad and the price is amazing
- Good news is that you do not need to fill your spare room with toilet paper.
- There is enough food for everyone
- Chocolate and gin help a lot
- Save your money for Black Friday it will be epic this year and without massive queues but with a cup of a tea and on your comfortable sofa.
- If you have kids I hope you bought a lot of crayons, colouring books, paints etc. And yes there will be a mess. But if it will be your only problem it means that you are prepared for that lockdown.
As a summary, I just want to say that eventually, everything comes to an end. Even that horrible pandemic. It will take time but it will end. We need to stick together because when it will end we will have new problems. We will need to rebuild our economy and help lots of people who will have mental problems after all. If you think it can be a hard time for you try to look for help. Here are some websites when anyone can find support during these uncertain times.
If you are from London you can find help on Good Thinking. It is free for Londoners to access and provides support to those who feel anxious, sleep-deprived, stressed or sad.
Talk Wandsworth during the lockdown it is offering assessment and treatment via telephone and skype.
Togetherall it’s a community, which is open and inclusive to all people. Support your mental health 24/7
Every Mind Matters I think this one is the best one because it’s on the NHS site. You can get tips on how to cope with worry of coronavirus or the stress of self-isolation.
Lest us know if you have any other tips on how to survive UK lockdown number 2 or how different will be this one from the previous one.