It's March 2020, you're set for one of the best Summers yet and suddenly a global pandemic snatches plans straight from your grasp. Gigs, festivals, performances and any kind of social gathering is cancelled and you find yourself locked away out of sight and out of mind. Obviously, we must do everything we can to avoid spread of this disease and the precautions we are taking are so critical, but as human beings it is unnatural for us to be segregated and socially apart, and without a job or profession our lives seem somewhat without purpose.
Social contact is one of the biggest stress relievers known to us and we are restricted from this, having to rely on our self love to defeat our self loathing, which in times like theses seem virtually impossible.
No matter where you work, what you do and how senior you are in a company you suddenly realise that you are completely out of control of a situation and this is something you just need to ride out.
I've heard from so many people over the last few days, who seem overcome with sadness and anxiety, stressed over the overwhelming fear of the unknown. I'm surrounded by so many strong, powerful people who are suddenly scared and afraid, with the potential prospect of losing everything they've spent their lives building.
Suddenly our typical emotions are flipped, we lose the act of empathy, creating a barrier against what we feel we unable to relate to. Some of us make light of the situation whilst others find themselves in a dark place. But deep down we all know we are all in the same situation and no matter who you are or what you do this is now completely out of our hands.
But as humans we adapt, it is what we are designed to do and it is something that has already begun. We're working remotely, streaming live videos, using different resources, learning new things and coming together to help the vulnerable.