May 20, 2020 at 13:10 #151463Sunnii-ElleParticipant
I think the best thing that’s come out of this lockdown has been the way we’re talking to each other and making sure we’re alright, no matter where your friends and family are in the world. So i wanted to spread some positivity and say something that’s really helped me is cooking each night for my family and it’s been a real help. would love to know more from others in this community about things that have helped them cope during covid-19. 🙂May 20, 2020 at 14:41 #151465claireParticipant
personally im not coping during this, I wasn’t coping before, and doing much worse now. sad but true. my situation is very complicated. im terminally ill from birth, (somehow ive got to my 30s), my condition brings problems to every single part of the body, with that comes many obstacles in life that are even harder than usual for people, bullying being big part of it, learning very hard at the best of times let alone when mentally you have have many many issues because of a bad life. the support has been few and far between throughout life. now that covid19 has struck the world, the support that I did have has gone. accessing even simple medical treatment is impossible. getting food is near to impossible, thankfully my brother risks his life to try get me what I need often with no luck. things were bad before lockdown with my family now its just went so much worse. im at breaking point.
what does help me is that I do clap for carers every week, I love showing my appreciation for those on the frontline selflessly risking their lives to save as many lives as they can, I mean not just the nhs who I am a big fan of, but other key workers too. and seeing a story online about sir tom moore who raised over 30million for the nhs and being able to have donated to it. something else that has helped me is seeing that kids all over the world are drawing rainbows to show their support for the nhs.
I wish I had some more positive stuff to say. if I was able to do some old hobbies such as colouring in, drawing, jigsaws, crafts, cooking that would certainly have made this process much easier. what I do keep in mind though is that I am despite everything very lucky, I live with my parents.and have a brother, and I have carers to look forward to seeing again when this is all over. I think that’s what pulls me through the most.May 22, 2020 at 15:32 #151510WinnieParticipant
Thank you for spreading the love and care <3May 24, 2020 at 07:03 #151532AileenParticipant
I have been baking my own bread and baking cakes, biscuits etc, the family are loving it.June 3, 2020 at 14:12 #151730magdaParticipant
i have a couple of kids and one of them is at university, so shes come home for a while not knowing what to do about her exams. it’s been tough to watch her freedom disappear but she’s now applying for online courses to help keep her brain active.
i’m happy to have my family around and making sure that everyone is looked after, but i’m nervous for what’s going to happen once everything releases. my kids need their freedom back but the world will be completely different after this
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