If you are in some parts of Nigeria, like Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, you would have been locked in your house for about a week now. As directed by the Federal Government, Nigerians have been required to stay indoors for 2 weeks (which started last week) to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Granted, this instruction was a welcomed approach to help keep more people alive and treat those infected, but it also birthed a lot of uncertainty and fear. This fear has been palpable and justifiably so. So many people are wondering if the lockdown will only last for 2 weeks, and what it would mean for their lives moving forward. Others are asking if we would be able to get back to life as we knew it. No one really knows but judging by the back-to-back updates on new and discharged cases by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the answer, unfortunately, leans to the negative.
Which leaves us with one question – what do we do with the uncertainty of a lockdown that might never end? How would we handle life if the lockdown is extended? The answer is uncertain – we’re all in this for the first time. But if there’s one thing we can do, it is prepare!
We need to prepare for how much things are going to change once the lockdown is over. And we’re not just referring to socially. Life as we know it has changed and things may never really go back to the way they were. And it is important you prepare for that. The way we travel, interact, do business, make money and live in general might all have to adjust to the impact that this pandemic has brought. And it is important you do too.
Why? Because that’s the only way to move forward. Having an open mind to change, the scenarios and possibilities that might lay ahead, and its impact on all that you know is important to help ease you into getting your life back on track. Is it easier said than done? Yes! But if you start now, you will be better prepared and have the balance you need to get the most out of the days ahead.
It’s a step at a time. And my hope is that when this is all over, the lessons we learned on this unexpected journey will make us the better.
Have an amazing week!
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