Updated: Sep 13, 2020
It came, it saw, it conquered. That’s the coronavirus conundrum in a gist.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made our lives topsy-turvy. It has altered our lifestyle in every single way. The world has indeed come to a standstill. We, the Homo sapiens, were on a rampage. It looked like nothing could stop us. We raced past all barriers and obstacles and kept marching ahead at an unimaginable pace. Suddenly, the coronavirus took over and hit the pause button.
There’s no doubt that it wreaked havoc around the world, leaving no place unaffected. Perhaps, it was nature’s way of reviving itself from the damage caused by mankind. “It’s always better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” This proverb sums up the current situation aptly. Let’s look at the brighter side of things.
1. Family first
“Home is where the heart is.”
We have reset our priorities, and rightly so. People struggle to spend time with their families owing to their busy work schedules. The pandemic has redefined the way we think. We have realized that family always comes first and the rest can wait. Lockdown has enabled spending quality time with family. Children are getting to unwind with their parents and grandparents. This improves understanding and builds long-lasting relationships.
Cherish. Don’t perish.
2. Eating healthy
“You don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right.”
Eating outdoors has become a luxury. Homemade food has brought in the much-required nourishment to our meals. Junk food has become a rarity and intake of a balanced diet is on the rise. Cooking at home has become a way of life.
Food for thought, indeed.
3. Spending wisely
“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
There’s the restriction over our movement outdoors. This ensures we spend only on essential commodities. Food, safety equipment, and medicines top the list. We have started spending judiciously. We buy what we need and there are no extravagant shopping sprees.
Value for money!
4. Bluer skies
“Be a part of the solution, not a part of the pollution."
Pollution levels have dropped drastically. Even the ozone layer seems to be healing itself. Global CO2 emissions have also decreased. Thanks to fewer automobiles and reduced industrial activities. This has made the air breathable than before. Cleaner and bluer skies are a sight to behold.
A breath of fresh air!
5. Breaking stereotypes
“Nothing is impossible if you want to do it.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a life-changing experience. Working from home has become the latest trend. There were times when business professionals believed that work happens only in the office. This notion has taken a big blow. The relaxed atmosphere at home has increased productivity. The 9 to 5 routine is a thing of the past. We have learned to be highly productive by staying inside the four walls of our household.
To adapt is to move ahead.
The Covid-19 crisis has taught us to value life to the fullest. Staying optimistic amidst so much chaos is not easy. However, adapting ourselves with a positive mindset will make this journey easier.