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REFLECTIONS – 12/04/21 – 1.15

People who wear a mask under their nose. Honestly, what is the logic in that? Do you not understand how the human body works? You are wearing a mask to protect yourself and others. Have respect! 

RESPECT

“Wearing a mask under your nose is like putting an objective on your resume. You might think you’re accomplishing something but you’re not.” – Adam Karpiak

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Reflections – 08/03/21 – 1.10

Some people spend so much time and energy, trying to be perfect to please others. You probably already know it, but perfection is hard to achieve. Instead, perfection is something we always work towards – it keeps us hungry and fuels our personal growth, and allows us to be our authentic self.

PERFECTION

 “You don’t have to be perfect to inspire others. Let them be inspired by your imperfections and how you deal with them.” – @Inspirewithyas

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Reflections – 01/03/21 – 1.9

“Should I or shouldn’t I? We’ve all probably faced this exact dilemma when faced with making a difficult decision. To move forward, we sometimes just need to take a leap of faith.

RISK

“The risk you are afraid of taking could be the one that changes your whole life.” – @Inspirewithyas”

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COVID-19 – What happens afterwards is the greater challenge

Nine months into the global Covid-19 pandemic and the impacts of this crisis are becoming all too familiar to us. In just nine months, so many lives lost, the lives of so many individuals have changed, and the destinies and fortunes of companies survival are on the line. We will probably never see such rampant change on this scale in our lifetime again. The human impact has been devastating. 

Below is just a snapshot of the negative impacts COVID has had:

  • Relationships and marriages have come under strain during the lockdowns.
  • Children cannot receive a proper education as classes have shifted to blended or online learning, and their mental health is being detrimentally impacted.
  • Adult mental health is deteriorating with people suffering from loneliness, stress, anxiety, depression. 
  • People that have recovered from COVID will experience long term health issues.
  • Secure jobs have become unsecured, leaving millions in unemployment, and some jobs will disappear forever.
  • Companies have gone bankrupt overnight.
  • Gender pay equality has taken a hit.
  • Disadvantaged communities have fallen further behind in their socio-economic status.
  • People are ignoring their governments calls to socially distance and comply with anti-COVID measures.

While this pandemic rages on without any end in sight, there will continue to be devastating economic and societal repercussions felt across the world. This virus has created so many problems for countries and their governments and also revealed how intertwined the world we live in is. 

At the moment, best estimates for a vaccine are towards the end of 2020, but that depends on how successful the third phase trials have been. After that, there is still a period of regulatory approval whereby all Governments must approve the vaccine and declare it safe. As we look beyond the crisis, a vaccine will not fix all the problems overnight. Sustainable recovery will only take place if we address, economic, livelihood, social and political issues together. 

In the meantime, we must all do our best to follow the social distance and COVID protocols to protect each other. That will only happen if we do it together out of care and respect.  

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Manifesto for a Better Tomorrow

Covid-19 and the lockdown are causing many people to re-evaluate things in their life. People have been impacted in different ways to this crisis. There’s a lot of soul – searching going on as we all try to establish what our new normal might look like. I have been doing my introspection and have come up with my tips for a brighter and more sustainable future. I’m just sharing these to help others who are currently concerned what their future outlook might be.