How does Social Distancing affect the human psyche?
Isolation and fear are multiconnected in the current COVID-19 situation. The development of fear is affected by the pandemic that causes isolation, and isolation in turn contributes to the increase of fear and tension.. It certainly poses a risk to people's mental health, but it does not necessarily lead to depression.
What should people pay attention to who are afraid of Corona?
Above all, it is important to emphasize that anxiety, concerns, discomfort, tension are normal reactions in abnormal circumstances. A regular daily routine, consciously not allowing negative thoughts and actively turning to an activity can help to avoid getting into a "thought carousel”.
What else is important to you?
There is some soul of goodness in evil things, so it is important now to get the best we can out of this situation, exert our best potentials, as well as learn some lessons. It applies also to humanity as a whole, related to responsible behavior towards nature and the community, as well as promoting important and neglected life values that are certainly not reducible to productivity and accumulation of material goods. It is a challenge for people to stop and face ourselves in self-isolation, learn to be a good company to ourselves, review our lives when we are not burdened with obligations and duties, re-examine what really matters to us, what and who is missing in our life, learn new things and do what we love, and what we usually postpone. To develop a form of mindfulness for oneself and the appeal to do positive things that do good.