Psychological Resilience in the Covid-19 Process

When we came back exactly one and a half months ago, we all had different daily routines and different occupations. While continuing our routine lives, no one would have thought of giving such a long wife. We are going through a process that we have not experienced before and we do not know what to do. This is a crisis period in which we have to change our usual routines, where curfews are banned even for a short time in metropolitan cities, working styles are changed, social distance is tried to be maintained as much as possible in all kinds of environments, with groups that are thought to be at high risk of infection and who are isolated at home after calls to stay at home. When we listened to ourselves after the measures taken during the process, we were afraid and worried, we questioned what our priorities were and we are still questioning. We have seen closely what we neglected, what we regretted for nothing, and what we wasted time with. We have limited our activities due to the global pandemic, and this situation, which we are not used to, has made us psychologically difficult.

I would like to begin the part of what we need to do to feel better these days by telling what I do. I took action, thinking that it was the right time to do everything I wanted to do before but postponed because I couldn’t find the time. While doing these, I did not set a goal of providing maximum efficiency and being a perfectionist. I just cared about staying in the ‘AN’. I didn’t tire myself by making firm and clear decisions. I planned my day the way I wanted and did what I wanted to do, and I got rid of the thought that I should always do something. At the same time, I continued to run my business online from home. In order to be able to support others, you must first feel good and be able to cope with the crisis. I started to support others at the point where I felt good and realized that I was coping with the situation.

So what are you doing while living these days? What has changed in your life in this unfamiliar situation that we have experienced for the first time in our lives? Have you acquired new hobbies? How do you maintain your social relations? What did these days make you remember the importance of?

While you’re thinking about the answers to these questions, I’d like to give you some advice on what to do. First of all, for your immune system to be strong; Try not to sleep too late. Increase physical exercise and do not disrupt your eating patterns. Regardless of the age range, be sure to join your children’s games and play together. Never neglect to communicate with your elders, remember that they need us the most in this process. Get the news about the epidemic from reliable sources at certain hours, and try to follow the recovery rates of the disease. During this period, focus on the things you can do to reduce the risk of contamination and do not become a victim of your cognitive distortions, such as the epidemic will never end, you will not be able to go out again, you will not be able to see your loved ones, you will not be protected from the virus no matter how many precautions you take.

Although we do not know how long it will take, we can leave these difficult days behind with solidarity, by protecting our health first and not forgetting that difficult life experiences have instructive and empowering aspects during this crisis period. Stay healthy.

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