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I hope you are keeping safe. As many of us are not travelling at the moment, I have felt compelled to write a post, which is slightly off the course of travelling.

Helpful Lessons Learned About The Pandemic
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Helpful Lessons Learned About The Pandemic

We are very unlikely to forget this surge and long list of medical terminology and buzz words:

Buzz words

  • Psalm 91
  • Faith, some have found God
  • Pandemic
  • Coronavirus, Covid-19
  • Self-isolate for 7 days or 14 days
  • Stockpiling
  • Social-distancing
  • 2020
  • Leap year
  • Lockdown
  • Quarantine
  • Immune system
  • NHS, Doctors, Nurses, Critical workers, Emergency services
  • Government
  • School closures Colleges, Universities
  • Sneeze and cough in to a tissue
  • Hand washing in warm water for 20 seconds
  • Handshakes have disappeared overnight
  • Foot bump
  • Arm bump
  • Facemasks
  • Rapid spread
  • Global
  • Panic buying
  • Bulk buying
  • Panic
  • Freaked out
  • Speculation
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shortage of toilet
  • Vaccine
  • Storage
  • Wastage
  • Greedy
  • Shortage of groceries
  • Limited transportation
  • Travel
  • Cheaper flights
  • Upgrade to first class, rescheduled trips, postponed, cancelled, stranded
  • Businesses closed for a short time or ceased trading altogether
  • Alarmist
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Opportunists
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Doubt
  • This too shall pass and of course stay safe!

There have been many disasters, plagues and diseases over the centuries. But back then the Internet didn’t exist and I’ve always wondered how fast information had spread in those days.

The Internet has now made it possible to broadcast news at an alarming rate. I believe this Pandemic will pass soon and where and possible, so let’s stay positive, hopeful and FOCUSED.

However, the buzzwords, memories and distractions will stay on our minds for a while.

If you’re isolated, don’t panic. Have you considered conducting video calls to friends on Facetime, WhatsApp, Hangout and other platforms? Exercise using YouTube videos, rest and read. Let’s hope it’s over soon.

Helpful Lessons Learned About The Pandemic

These are my lessons

 

Be grateful

Be grateful for each day. We’ve barely started this New Year and new decade, and distraction has diverted our focus. You never know what’s around the corner! Don’t take life for granted.

Feed your mind

Only feed your mind with genuine news like NHS and GOV.UK if you are UK based. Trust me, it’s too easy to get distracted on News streams that are not genuine.

It got to a point when I realized I could hear the Coronavirus, Covid-19 buzzword 24/7 like most of us! Stay focused my friends and don’t get distracted if you can.

We sometimes walk around everyday thinking we are untouchable and that nothing can touch us or our belongings. But based on what we are experiencing globally, the entire human race is affected by this outbreak, one way or the other.

Less travel

Even though travel restrictions have been put in place, in the meantime this a good time to read more of my previous travel blogs https://journeywithbola.com/ and get some travel inspirations. When social distancing is over, we can return to travelling.

Plan ahead if you can

Try planning your next trip and hopefully this Pandemic will be in our distant memory.

Disclaimer: This article has been written from my experience and should not be taken as a medical advice page. Thank you.

What has this experience taught you about life, family, and travel? Have I missed out on anymore buzzwords? Stay safe my friends.

Drop me a line as always.

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