With the overwhelming amount of news regarding the pandemic, its only normal that many are left feeling hopeless. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air.
But if you’re getting overwhelmed, there are a few things you can actually do to reel it back in, and actually make a difference.
Offer to help your elderly neighbours with errands
The elderly have been classified as being considered vulnerable during the outbreak, and not everyone has family around to assist. If you’re young and healthy, offer to go grocery shopping or to the pharmacy for them.
Help children in need
Reach out to charities in your local community and figure out ways you can help. With schools being closed for the unforeseeable future, chances are they’ll be short of supplies.
Only share credible and useful information
Be considerate of what you post on your social media platforms. Not only do you have to make sure the information is credible, but keep in mind that there are heightened levels of anxiety across the globe. To ensure the wellbeing of those suffering with mental illness, it’s a good idea to post a warning before sharing anything that’s potentially triggering.
If you have disposable income, donate your money
Check on your family, friends and community and see if they are in need. It’s also important to keep your local small businesses in mind, that includes restaurants, cafes, hair and nail salons that have either being forced to shut down or are seeing decreased business.
Don’t panic buy
Even the nations who have undergone complete lockdowns have kept their grocery stores and pharmacies open, so there’s really no need to hoard supplies. It just unbalances the supply-demand chain.