It’s tough. Each day there seems to be a new announcement,
stricter measures and a greater impact on our lives.
But there’s really only so much bad stuff we can take on. It’s not good for us to constantly worry about things outside of our control. So, let’s take a breath and read a short blog post to get some positive thoughts back into our lives.
First things first, let’s remind of ourselves of the reasons we’re doing this. We all know someone who comes up on the government’s vulnerable list who we want to look after and protect. It’s great that society is pulling together to make that happen.
We also know someone who is a key worker, or perhaps you’re are a key worker yourself. Never before has society been more grateful to those workers. Things are going to get very difficult for medical staff, and so we are doing the important thing our end by preventing the spread germs and keeping things as manageable as possible for them.
How great is it that when a world-wide crisis arises, we can pull together and do what needs to be done?
And coping with the negatives has led to so many positives. Here is a list of what the staff of SV2 have noticed in these darker times:
‘I smile more at strangers because I know they are probably feeling low, and they smile back.’
‘I’ve been talking to people I don’t know a lot more than I did. We all have something in common now, so we share our thoughts together.’
‘The pace of life is normally so fast, I feel like this has given us a chance to slow down and think about what is actually important.’
‘We have so much in today’s world, now we can actually stand back and appreciate what we’ve got.’
‘I’m generally a technophobe and complain about all this modern technology, but now I’m feeling so much more grateful for it. I can still see and talk to family members that I’m going to miss.’
‘There’s a lot more time for family time now.’
‘Children in our area are making new pictures every day to put up on their windows. Just a little something to make people smile.’
‘A friend of mine suggested we call it ‘physical distancing’ instead of ‘social’ because we are all pulling together in lots of different ways rather than reducing social contact.’
We’d absolutely love to hear from our service users about any positives you are discovering in these new times. Although it seems like everywhere is shutting down, we are still here and we want to carry on the work we’re here to do: supporting, listening and being here for you.