Don’t Let The Pandemic Ruin Your Future Plans

December 18, 2020

The year 2020 may be coming to an end soon but the challenges brought about by the pandemic are still greatly affecting most of us.

Some business owners were forced to cease their operations which unfortunately caused thousands of employees to lose their jobs. As a result, our country is now facing a high record of unemployment.

A 23-year old male, used to earn 365 pesos a day delivering school supplies but now has lost his income due to the lockdown. He says:

“It’s really very hard. No work, no food to eat. There’s nothing we can do except to bear it. That’s better than me and my family getting sick."

The Philippine government has allocated around 655 billion pesos to help the people during this crisis and 59 billion pesos for the healthcare system. However, with almost 9 months of imposed restrictions, these budgets proved to be inadequate in sustaining the daily needs of the entire population. 

Access to technology has also been a major problem for some students and teachers since the onset of the new normal. With the current distance learning setup, some students have been  falling behind, failing classes or not showing up at all. 

A 15-year old Grade 10 student says that virtual learning may keep him safer during this pandemic but makes it harder for him to learn and stay motivated. . His online classes are 3 to 4 times a week, from 8 am until 11am only, so he spends most of his time staying up late at night and sleeping a lot during the day.

Read more: The New Normal Education in the Philippines

There’s no denying that the pandemic has caused sudden disruption in our daily lives be it at school, at home, or at work. Our physical, emotional and mental well-being have been put at risk because of these challenges as well. According to health experts, the events that have affected our finances can even result to anxiety and depression.

Read more: Maintaining Your Mental Health in the Midst of Crisis

With all these uncertainties, try to take a look back at your 2020. See the challenges, appreciate your progress and prepare your path forward. 

Here are some suggestions on how you can bravely take on 2021:

1. Learn to embrace the changes and adjust to the new normal. Change isn’t always so bad.
2. Re-evaluate your goals and priorities.
3. Start to save money again, no matter the amount.
4. Make health one of your top priorities. 

5. Save your time and energy for more productive things.

6. Don’t allow past challenges and events get the best of you.

Don’t let COVID-19 pandemic ruin your plans for 2021. Let us come and work together and support each other towards a safer and brighter future.

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