Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the world and has made everyone’s lives very different in a variety of ways. Such as students having to have their whole education put online and their social lives being stopped. With the lockdowns we have been through, staying in touch with our loved ones and friends has never been so important. The emphasis on looking after ourselves has never been so important.
With the lack of school day routine, and not being able to make plans with friends we naturally turn to binge watching Netflix and playing video games without a thought of time. For many students I know, they have struggled with their mental health a lot, as have I. Our lives used to be going outside every day to school, to essentially feeling like we’ve been locked in our homes by the pandemic. I feel for many people as this pandemic has given people a new sense of appreciation for life and the limited time we have. The country has lost so many loved ones to this pandemic, from news articles stating constantly how many people have died, from the time we wake up in the morning and before we go to bed. It’s been very hard to stay positive when you know what’s happening in the world. My mental health was severely affected throughout the pandemic to the point of neglecting myself. Such as the simple things like hygiene. Whilst this isn’t something I’ve asked other people my age about, I’m sure many people will be able to relate and understand. Though many students had lessons, we were deprived of a lot of human interaction and now we are back in our schools and colleges. It feels almost illegal to be with other people in the classroom and knowing the threat of Covid-19 could affect your life at any moment, like being sent home to isolate, puts us in a state of constant fear of the unknown. I feel this has definitely put life into perspective for many people as at the end of the day, life is short and extremely valuable. We spend so much time worrying about exams and jobs, we forget to lead our lives by what makes us happy rather than what’s expected of us.