• Anita Hollerer-Squire

Dealing with Covid-19

Updated: Sep 22

The Covid-19 pandemic, which started in China in December 2019, has had an enormous impact on our lives. It has had significant psychological and social effects on the worlds population. The well-being of children, students, older people, health workers and pretty much everyone in between has been affected.

Many of us have developed post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression. The fear of contracting the virus has affected how we live our life and in many cases has lead to social isolation. The loss of our freedom, being separated from our loved ones and the uncertainty of the future have all contributed to a feeling of helplessness.

20 months on from the start of the Coronavirus, life has undoubtedly changed for all of us. We don't know how much longer it will affect our lives, but I am hopeful that we will get a handle on it in the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, there are things we can all do to look after our mental health:

1. Stick to a regular routine, like

  • Exercise

  • Meditate

  • Cook healthy meals

  • Stick to a work schedule

  • Do something you enjoy, like reading, music, hobbies...