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What Goes Up Must Come Down Even Covid-19

Everywhere you turn, there’s news about the coronavirus and the threat it’s causing all over the world. Affecting businesses, schools, and lives each day. Whilst I had a more positive outlook before coronavirus became widespread, this ongoing situation has left me with mixed emotions. From feeling cautious to anxious, optimistic, to uncertainty about a job and optimistic again. However, hearing about this all over the media can be slightly draining so keeping myself in the frame of mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel, comes from another source of strength.

I have the mind that remaining calm is a healthy way to get through this, also practising good hygiene and not exposing yourself to unnecessary crowds. Panicking, until this thing dissolves can cause more harm than good. Freaking out was never the way I was going to deal with this, even when I first caught wind of it in January. As someone who likes to travel and was thinking of making a career out of it, the first thing I thought was ‘why now?’ Still, I look at it as a blessing considering some of the places that became affected, and it’ll pass.

It would be nice to see someone in authority advise the public to not panic, rather than look like they’re panicking every time a statement is made. Therefore, I rely on my faith and when people who you think are strong are shaking at the knees, do what you can to restore faith because one nervous wreck is better than two. My natural inclination was to pray about it, so I prayed. Though people may be cautious or wary of their personal space etc, the flipside is it’s bringing people in another sense closer together. Whatever was going on in our individual lives, almost takes a backseat because of the virus. What we’ve all got in common is that there’s a virus out there that no-one likes, and we want it to go away.

Hopefully, when this all dies down, people will care about others more. If this teaches us anything, anything can happen at any time. Countries like Italy are enduring this with the whole country in lockdown, but news-clips of some neighbours singing is the kind of hope and strength needed this time. Even if it means playing that same image over, and over again. Take extra precautions, but look forward to bright and sunny days ahead because what goes up, must come down. It always does.

Happy Sunday!

11 ways To adjust back home after Travelling

For solo travellers and the long-term travellers in between, being away from home can have you feeling homesick, to calling your new destination home away from home. However, dealing with the realities of going back home, can make you feel like slight the foreigner settling back in your hometown.

Here are 11 ways to Adjust Back Home And To Life After travelling!

1. Ease back into your normal life. You’re probably still in holiday mode or now faced with reverse-culture shock after spending so long abroad. Take your time and do the things you like, you” ll soon find it easy to adjust.

2. Visit family & friends. They’ll want to hear about your adventures too, and if old contacts have moved don’t panic, you can always make new friends (solo-travellers too) and also meet new people.

3. Appreciate the little things about your hometown, and explore the areas that make it unique.

4. Sleep, you deserve it!

5. Embrace your experiences as a whole, and that travelling has changed you for the better.

6.Apply the skills you would have gained abroad, towards a job back home or career you have in mind.

7. Take pleasure in knowing you know how to get around!

8. Get used to the idea of travelling and keep in touch with the friends that you made.

9. If you picked up a skill or a hobby, continue with it back home.

10. Plan towards your next trip, it can be months or a year from now.

11. Count your blessings.

Give this list a try, including what works for you to avoid those post-travel blues and you’ll soon adjust back home with ease.