How has the CoronaVirus affected your Life?

I don't even have the ask if the Corona Virus has affected your life because I know for sure it has. If you have been following me on my Instagram you know I've lost my job with the airline a few weeks ago and even worse, my husband and I both got infected. It's just hard to comprehend how much our lives have changed over the last few weeks. And how about yours?

what to do during the corona crisis

How has the Corona Virus affected your life?

I know I'm not the only one who has lost their job. I know that a lot of you out there are fighting to keep your heads above water. Festivals being cancelled, travel being restricted, hotels and restaurants closed. The whole situation is just so unreal. Here in the Netherlands, we have been in lockdown for almost 3 weeks now as most countries in Europe. Only necessary shops are still open leaving the streets here empty and deserted. We are still allowed to walk the streets to get some fresh air but only by yourself or with one other person. Since I'm feeling a little better I try to go out for a 15-minute walk or I take the bike just to get some sunshine on my face.

How has the Corona Virus affected your life?

What can you do to survive your quarantine at home?

Being in quarantine is not easy and like most of you, it's a completely new situation. So what can you do to stay healthy indoors?

  • WORKOUT – try to stay active as much as you can! I use the 7M Workout app and the Daily Yoga app. It keeps your muscles strong and the yoga helps you to stay flexible and your head at ease. There are many different workouts and levels to choose from so start moving! It really helps to get your stress levels down too!
  • SCHEDULE – Having to stay at home makes it very easy to sleep in and just let the day go by with doing nothing. This might be ok for a weekend, but when the quarantine is going to last for weeks or more you do need to hold on to a schedule. So get up every morning at the same time, workout, clean your home the old school way, declutter your home like Marie Kondo, Facetime your friends and family, keep an eye on your neighbors and if you're still allowed try to go for a daily walk.

Empty streets in Amsterdam

  • LIMIT YOUR NEWS INTAKE  – It's a good thing to stay informed, but do you really need to watch the news the whole day? Is it doing you any good? I limit myself to watch the news only once a day and then I turn on my favorite music. I know the situation is bad and I know things will get worse before they get better. So in order to prevent sleepless nights and anxiety attacks limit your news intake and reach out to your friends instead.

Where is this all going?

I wish I knew the answer to this? Nobody knows. It could take weeks or even months will be back to normal again. And maybe the Coronavirus will change our lives forever. But one thing I do know; I started to really appreciate my great neighbors for leaving food at our doorstep, my sweet friends for calling in every day and making plans on how we are gonna survive all these weeks without a hairdresser, our little garden which is probably gonna be our summer holiday destination for this year and all those little things I used to take for granted. Corona has already changed my life in so many ways.

Stay healthy, stay strong and please stay at home. Let's flatten the curve and pray for better days.

xoxo Yvon

6 Comments

  1. April 4, 2020 / 3:23 am

    Yvon, Thank you for sharing! I’m happy to hear that your are ok now. Here in USA (I live in Texas) cases of coronavirus are getting worse every day and they will continue like that for weeks… but trying to get the most of this situation, enjoying my family, focusing in my girls’ homeschooling and trying to keep Colorful4u.com going during this difficult time for everyone and specially for our small businesses !!!
    Hope to be able to travel again soon! Stay Safe my friend!!!
    Maria
    http://www.colorful4u.com

  2. Darcy Scarlett
    April 8, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    Hi! Firstly, I love following you, your style and travels. You photos brighten up my day.

    Can I ask, what your experience was with CV? As in your symptoms, how and when it started and what it was like before it got better?

    I have experienced various symptoms, some days I feel ok and then I feel worse again. I am desperately trying to seek information on recovery as no one seems to give information as what to do to try and get better, how not to worsen it? Or what things helped them. I understand we all have little knowledge but I think it would be useful to hear peoples personal experience.

    I understand if you do not wish to share and I am truly glad you are feeling better.

    Love and wishes from a Brit in Estonia x x

    • April 9, 2020 / 10:21 am

      Hi lovely!

      Hope I can help you a little. My husband came back from an infected ski resort so we already decided to go into quarantine. He was already experiencing symptoms when he got back home. I started 4 days later. First, a very sore throat and then the coughing started. This lasted for 4 days and we actually thought we were getting better, but how wrong we were. After that a very heavy week followed by coughing, fever and just feeling not able to breathe. We had to stop by the hospital for extra checks as my husband is also an asthma patient.
      For medication, I used maximum paracetamol, inhalators, antibiotics, cough drinks and lots of tea with honey.

      We are now at the end of the third week and now we are getting back to life but the CV has also decreased the volume of the lungs which makes it difficult to do even small things.

      I hope this helps you and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact me by email.

      With love, xoxo Yvon

  3. Darcy Scarlett
    April 8, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    Hi! Firstly, I love following you, your style and travels. You photos brighten up my day.

    Can I ask, what your experience was with CV? As in your symptoms, how and when it started and what it was like before it got better?

    I have experienced various symptoms, some days I feel ok and then I feel worse again. I am desperately trying to seek information on recovery as no one seems to give information as what to do to try and get better, how not to worsen it? Or what things helped them. I understand we all have little knowledge but I think it would be useful to hear peoples personal experience.

    I understand if you do not wish to share and I am truly glad you are feeling better.

    Love and wishes from a Brit in Estonia x x

  4. Geslina
    April 20, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    I’m in the medical field, and a homebody otherwise, so my life hasn’t changed much. Work is harder, for sure, so I’m pretty tired all the time, and my hair is a disaster – but other than that, things are pretty much the same.

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