Here are some five great positive lessons from COVID-19 we learned here in the United Kingdom that I believe are equally applicable anywhere else in the world.
There’s no denying that the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has affected everyone in the UK in some way. For some people, the effects of COVID-19 have been adverse and have changed how they work. And others may have been hospitalized or lost their lives because of it.
Believe it or not, there are some positives you can take from the current COVID-19 situation here in Britain.
They are as follows:
Positive Lessons From COVID-19 Pandemic
. Never rely on a plan
Many people planned ahead last year before the COVID-19 novel coronavirus took hold of the world. For example, some folks may have booked holidays within the UK or abroad, and others may have organised weddings.
As you can imagine, the national lockdown along with today’s existing ‘local’ lockdowns put a stop to those plans. Those people ended up feeling anxious, angry and disappointed among a whole host of other emotions.
You might not think it now, but never relying on a plan can be a positive thing in light of the COVID-19 situation. That’s because it’ll make you think more about organising contingencies in case your desired plans don’t come to fruition.
2. Positive Lessons From COVID-19- You’ll value your time with your family
A sad fact of COVID-19 is that it has claimed over 41,000 lives in Britain at the time of this article’s publication. It just goes to show that the time we have with our family members is precious and that we should cherish every moment that we have with them.
If you’re thinking of what spiritual lessons can be learnt from our time since the coronavirus outbreak, this is one of them. It’s easy to assume only frail people or those with existing conditions succumbed to COVID-19. But, it’s also taken healthy younger people away.
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3. Your boss has proof you can efficiently work from home
Before COVID-19 gripped the UK, few employers in Britain allowed most of their staff to work from home. Due to lockdown measures in place, it’s forced those employers to have a radical rethink about how they operate their businesses.
As a result, a surprising number of workers could easily work from home thanks to technology they’ve already got. Most homes have high-speed Internet access, and even if some employees didn’t have computers, their employers could loan them laptops to use.
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4. We aren’t a nation of selfish people
When the UK government announced the national lockdown measures back in March, many people were worried about how they were going to get essential groceries. Despite media coverage of some individuals stockpiling items, most people weren’t selfish.
Many people from local charity volunteers through to high-profile individuals donated their time and money to help others in need. For example, local food banks ensured households that were self-isolating had food to eat.
Major supermarkets also prioritised those people, along with the elderly and NHS workers for home shopping deliveries.
5. Positive Lesson From COVID-19- The sense of community spirit is still around
One final positive to take away from the COVID-19 pandemic is how there is still a sense of community spirit. For example, householders ensured neighbours that are elderly or self-isolating had supplies like food and medicine that they needed.
Many local businesses even offered discounted or free products and services to key workers such as NHS frontline staff.
These are the positive lessons from COVID-19 that we have learned over here in the UK. What are some of the lessons you have learned in your corner of the world?