COVID-19 Lockdown | How Can Be Good? Yes! It might sound crazy when you read the title. How can anything be good during the lockdown owing to the COVID-19 situation? Yes, it was fun and relaxing at first but it is now really getting out of hands to stay all locked up inside our homes, ending us up being frustrated and depressed at the same time.
You are right. The current situation sucks. And even worse if someone gets the disease which makes us vulnerable as a community as a whole.
So how exactly is being in this situation a good thing after all?
A Forced Lockdown
In a world where all we know are rushing from one place to another and fulfilling duties monotonously all hours a day, all days a week, this respite from the daily hustle is a warm welcome for all of us to catch a breath.
With no more social commitments at meetings and parties, you can finally spend some time with yourself, something you have been missing for long.
Spending More Time With Family
With all the school, universities, offices and major institutions and establishments closed, many are having their summer vacations after a long time and for the kids, it’s just their summer vacations extended for longer durations of time which gives all the more times to be at home and create memories with the family.
Development In Mindset Regarding Education
With the onset of COVID-19 lockdown was going out of the home boundaries out of questions, many teachers and professors have taken to online classes to teach the students via online platforms.
Also, a lot of parents have taken up the system of making their children watch and learn new topics off documentaries and DIY experiments, taking the scholastic experience to a different high altogether. Check out these online courses!
Productive New Routines Every Day
With 24 hours completely to us now, there are so many new and creative things people are resorting to nowadays. With mom starting to showcase their cooking and singing skills on new YouTube channels to teenagers taking up the long lost skills of dancing and art, creativity is hitting new levels on all sorts of social platforms.
Breaking Social Stereotypes
Men who have never been to the kitchen except for eating are now supporting the mothers, wives, and sisters in the kitchens by cooking and doing the dishwashing.
Even women who have never held a screwdriver in their hands are now fixing the electronic items at home now when there is no external help available in this covid-19 lockdown . This is helping to promote the togetherness between partners in a very healthy way, strengthening the bond.
Let’s all accept this. Even when the going gets tough, you need to look at the silver lining to keep hope and expect something good to come out of it for you. True, isn’t it? For most people, it is their natural way of handling situations like these and acts as their coping mechanism. There might be a long list of ‘Yeah but’ but let’s look at the positives.
Dusting Off The 9-5 Mindset
A relief from the eight hours schedule, now that government has asked all the companies and enterprises across the world to be more flexible with the work hours now that the employees are working from home. Maybe with time companies would come to realize that removing strenuous daily and long hours would get them happier employees.
The Fun Of An Empty Schedule
With the government debarring anyone from going outside, there is no exact schedule to follow throughout the day. With more deadlines and timelines to meet, you just have more than 2 weekends in a week now! You can start to resume that old hobby of yours or just develop a new skill. There is always so much more to do!
Let’s all accept this. Even when the going gets tough, you need to look at the silver lining to keep hope and expect something good to come out of it for you.
True, isn’t it? For most people, it is their natural way of handling situations like these and acts as their coping mechanism. There might be a long list of ‘Yeah but’ but let’s look at the positives.
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