There is no doubt that we are going through a very stressful time in the world with Coronavirus spreading rapidly, and we have very little knowledge about it.
This is something that none of us have ever seen before, and nobody really knows what to expect. But to say that we are in for a challenging few months ahead is more realistic than pessimistic.
PANIC IS BAD BUT OVER REACTION IS GOOD
Full on panicking is not going to be productive, but neither is a nonchalant attitude.
Stay calm and make a plan.
When making important decisions it is better to overreact than under react. The risk reward ratio of how you react to coronavirus makes over reacting a no brainer.
The worst case scenario to overreacting is you end up staying away from people / older family members and have a few extra tins of beans / new you packs in the food cupboard.
The worst case scenario to under-reacting is you get coronavirus and pass it to others who might die.
DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SAFE AND DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
The schools in Ireland have closed down, the schools in Northern Ireland have not closed down. I made the decision to take my girls out of school today. I work from home anyway, and felt it was the right decision for me.
I did think “what will people think of me for doing that” for one minute, until