COVID-19 has significantly affected the whole world and changed many people’s physical and mental states. The life before the pandemic and self-isolation was pretty different from those people have today. This global problem changed the political and economic situation in the whole world and affected the personality formation of the members of the society. The main differences are in the labor focus changing and the psychological and physical affirmations that developed because of self-isolation.
The COVID-19 highlighted the necessity to use the technologies in the working sphere. Before the pandemic, the role of technologies in the working community was minor. After the urgent need to implement the different technologies in everyday activities, many people reconsidered their labor (Algoe et al., 2021). The focus of the work has changed to the more intelligence-involving one (Algoe et al., 2021). The manual job has a tendency to be reassigned to the machines, which contributes to the technologization of the labor. Thus, people started to work at home more and spend more time working online.
The pandemic changed people’s lifestyles to the more mindful ones. According to the statistics, people worldwide started to monitor and maintain their physical and mental health more accurately than before the pandemic (Algoe et al., 2021). This means that daily activities have become more varied and health-oriented. Moreover, many have learned that they can spend more time with themselves and their families. As a result, people started to prioritize themselves over work and try to find alternatives to balance their careers and private lives.
COVID-19 is a significant problem that affected the whole world and significantly harmed the health of many people. However, even this dangerous pandemic has its positive implications, changing many people’s lives and opening new opportunities. The work-oriented lifestyle, prevalent before the virus, has changed to a more self and family-oriented one. The self-isolation showed that life has many vital insights besides work. Thus, the economy, politics, human lifestyle, and world perception have substantially changed after the pandemic.
Algoe, S., Dutton, J., Emmons, R., Fredrockson, B., Heaphy, E., Moskowitz, J., Neff, K., Niemiec, R., Pury, C., Sreger, M., & Waters, L. (2021). Positive psychology in a pandemic: buffering, bolstering, and building mental health. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 70, 1–21. Web.