With everything in lockdown in most countries the majority of people are affected in some way. We have had pandemics before but Covid-19 is really something else, or rather the reaction to it is.
The media are having an absolute field day and my first advice is avoid too much news. Most certainly be careful where you get news from and limit your social media consumption. Rumours and scaremongering are rife, it will not help your mental health to read all that 24/7.
Secondly, do as your government advises. This goes against what a lot of people want to do and to be told our freedom is limited is making a lot want to rebel, especially if we don't trust those in charge. But we must all work together against the virus and that means exercising social isolation and staying at home. Don't be that idiot that ignores it and unwittingly spreads it around.
Thirdly, don't panic. We don't know what will happen yet and we must stay hopeful. Businesses are affected hugely affected by this virus because of the lockdown but most governments are providing help, some of the info here for the UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52052123 Not everyone can be helped so don't stop planning and thinking for yourself. If you are a business owner then you have the drive and ability to find a way through. Maybe you can pivot your business and provide something online now. Training or a course.
Fourthly, keep marketing! Even if you can't work then market still, as when this is over you want people to remember who you are and what you do. Everyone is online and scrolling on social media a lot more so get out there, be positive and get noticed. Perhaps do some volunteering to help the community or advise others for free, it will all help your business long term and your mental wellbeing. Also plan plan plan. The world will be different when this is all over.
Lastly, for fellow parents now trying to home school and work and not go crazy, give yourself a break. They will catch up academically if needs be when they go back. Supporting your children's mental health and giving them life skills and your love and attention are far more important than times tables right now.
For once, we ARE all in this together. Everyone. So be kind, look after each other and yourself and STAY AT HOME!
Stay safe everyone xx