Can life experience, interests, and personality affect how one deals with being told to stay at home and socially distance? I wonder if it’s easier for the following people to deal with the stay-at-home orders than some others? Just pondering.
A person who has most everything needed for survival, like shelter, food, medicine, power, money, and proximity to other needed emergency items.
A person who can pay their bills and has plenty to eat.
A person who enjoys being alone to write, paint, sculpt, tend animals, garden, exercise, or for various other interests.
A person who can read their life away, traveling through the written word.
A person who has spiritual beliefs, prayer, or meditation life.
A person who reaches out to others to stay in communication and help where needed.
A person who is already used to living alone.
A caregiver of an elderly person, a sick person, children, or a person with handicapping conditions that requires spending much time at home.
A person who considers him or herself prepared for emergency situations with multiples of things, stored up foods, an active garden, and seeds for expansion.
A person who is naturally an introvert and enjoys time to themselves and perhaps gets their energy from that condition.
A person who has been wanting time at home to tackle a huge to do list.
A person who has been craving time at home either to be alone or with family/loved ones and has them there.
A person who knows loved ones are as safe as possible and checks on them regularly.
A person who already works or studies from home or stays home for other reasons.
This is a partial list that came to mind. There are many more.
Disclaimer: I hereby announce LOUDLY that I personally have no knowledge on this subject. I might have degrees in psychology, sociology, and counseling but I’m as lost on this pandemic’s effect on the world as anyone else. Not having a clue about the accuracy of what I’m writing, I, like so many, have a great deal of time nowadays to ponder. That’s what I’m doing. Pondering.