A pandemic is something uncalled for, and when it hits, it tends to have so many negative effects. Rendering others jobless, others sick in the hospital and even many losing their lives. This is something that shakes any nation it gets to and when measures to control it are flaunted, the people and the economy suffer the most. However, despite everything going on, people need to keep hope alive and learn from the pandemic. Below are a sample of the lessons most people have picked throughout the pandemic season;
1. Saving money is essential
Most people usually live in the moment. They want to enjoy life as it is, however, during such times as the Covid-19 season where nothing is predictable just living on hope, savings matter a lot. Most people are now getting to understand the importance of saving some money. For example for those who lost jobs or received pay cuts and need to keep up with the life they were living, you need to have got some savings to cushion you during the hard time. It is good to enjoy life while knowing where your next meal will come from in the case a tragedy season finds you.
2. Family always stays with you
Most people often prioritize their jobs more than their families. They never have time for their family to the point of neglect. Now that Covid-19 is here and fortunately you are working from home or unfortunately lost the job. The first place you will go to is home, and that is where you will be spending most of your time with family. Each individual should learn by now that family should always come first and then work. Family will never replace you, but your boss will in case you are fired.
3. Be ready to adapt to change
There are so many changes that have happen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. For example those people who were used to working up each day and head for work, now need to learn to be productive while at home. Do not be too rigid to just working from one place, diversify your abilities and learn to be comfortable in different environments.
4.Proper individual time management is key
People wake up each day to go to work at certain times because they are not expected to report late in their workplaces. But now since you are at home, you need to learn to utilize your time well. You have to prioritize this time efficiently, considering the tasks that you need to complete at hand without exceeding to the point of overworking.
5. Depending on one source of income is a scam
To many, this has really sank on their minds. And for those who need to change this to the better, this is the season that they can develop their side hustle perfectly. Attempt to gain more skills in certain areas that are going to help you in the near future to have another source of income. This will help during tragedies like the Covid-19, in case you lose your job, you will stuff have another channel of money that will help you get on track after a pandemic.
6. There are so many skills out there that you are good at
According to many individuals, if not for Covid-19, there are those hidden skills they got that they would not have ventured into. Some have began gardening especially those who loved agriculture, tailoring, providing saloon services and even honing of cooking skills. Learn to use the time that you got to explore different skills that you think you are capable of doing, and within no time, you might find passion in something.
7. Never idolize your job
You could have been a top performer, loved by the boss and praised by everyone in the company, which is all good for you, however at the back of your mind just remember that you are replaceable and you need to always have a back up plan for whatever you do. Jobs can easily be lost and when that happens, let it not find you still confused, prepare yourself early.
8. Your parenting skills are as important as putting food on the table
Most parents were used to having the kids at home for short periods as they are used to going to school when they are open. Having kids at home most of the time has been quite a challenge to many parents, on how to handle them generally. And with poor parenting skills you might find this work draining you and crossing paths with your kids so often. As parents, you need to learn to deal with kids and not being overdependent on the teachers and tutors.
9. “One nation, one people slogan”; Helping others
This has been the hardest times to many people. Some cannot even afford meals during this time and are hoping to get help from those who can. Learning to share the little you have with those who do not brings harmony and togetherness. Learning to live together and helping the disadvantaged is what makes you human.
However hard times are, learn to keep hope alive and derive valuable lessons from the challenges so that in times to come, you will be much more enlightened on how to handle related cases. A word of encouragement to others is what each person should be sharing during this season.