How This Quarantine Might Change Us In A Good Way

It is very unfortunate that the world has been suffering from the dreadful Corona Virus outbreak since a few months. There is certainly a lot of negativity around us at this phase, however, I would like to shed some light on some of the positive aspects this quarantine period might bring on us. 

Me and my husband binge-watched movies for the first two days of the quarantine. It was definitely fun while we were stuck to the TV but it got quite depressing once we switched it off at the end of the second day. So, we decided not to switch the TV on for the next two days and see what else we can do. We are extremely grateful to that decision by the end of the 4th day. Here are some of the positive aspects we discovered.

Developing a new hobby or getting back to an existing one


My husband finally dusted and tuned his guitar which has been lying in a corner for many months now and started playing melodiously. Me, on the other hand, picked up a new hobby of reading, which I always tried but never had the patience to sit for a long time. Now that there is ample of time in our hands, why not? Hence, this is a great time to take up a new hobby which you always wanted to, but haven’t or to bring back those forgotten talents.

Self sufficiency


In India, we are so dependant on the house help/maid for almost all the household chores, that we are now unable to bend forward and mop the floor on our own. I started to think, how flexible my maid is and how inefficient my body has become. Me and my husband divided the household chores and followed our duties religiously. We ended up spending a lot of quality time together in the kitchen, invented our own recipes and ate heartily.

Being a Minimalist


As we cannot go out shopping often now, we tend to adjust and live with the limited recourses that we have, which might also be a great way of living if we look at a bigger picture. We end up saving a lot of money and as a bonus, we tend to be innovative with the few resources that we have. For instance, we were out of jam and so, I simply watched some youtube videos and cooked delicious banana jam which was surprisingly very easy to make. We realised that we often buy unnecessarily expensive jams with harmful preservatives in it.

Knowing yourself better


If you and your spouse are the only people in the house, there are chances that you end up fighting upon something small after spending too much time together, which happened to us as well and so we did our own things for a few hours. With that, we understood how important it is to take out some time just for yourself and know yourself better, by doing something you and only you like to do.

Building stronger relationships


My sister stays with my parents, but they never really get to spend much time together. Everybody is busy with their own job and daily routine. Now that they are forced to stay in a place together for such a long time, they started spending time, knowing each other much better than earlier. It could be a small gesture like cooking something for another, watching a movie the other person likes or playing a board game, which could be some tiny steps to build a stronger relationship.

All I am saying is, Let’s all try and be as optimistic as possible, in this unavoidable situation. Hope we all overcome this scenario peacefully.

 

9 comments

  1. Hey Sravani,
    This is really nice..reading this actually made me realize that it’s indeed a good thing that there’s lockdown and we are able to spend time with our families and loved ones more than ever..😍

    More love to you. Keep writing more stuff like these.. and may be posting you’re pictures would also be great.

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  2. We all know how things are going on a daily routine during this lockdown but reading this definitely made me feel better and that you need be strong and stay positive all the time no matter what comes in front of us.lets utilise this time in a better way:)

    Keep going Sravani 😍

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  3. Awesome job Sravani… Keep going with the same spirit encouraging the thought of taking the situation as a blessing in disguise…. Pretty inspiring showing the ways to get inclined towards positivity from the negative circumstancess….

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  4. Really cool article. And it’s quiet refreshingly surprising to see you use this time to write.
    We sure can’t change anything about what’s happening overnight. We won’t throw away our phones and laptops, give up on lame chores or even become different people.

    But we definitely can revisit our priorities and tap into ourselves, now more than ever and find out what really makes us happy. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the article, Srav!

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  5. Really cool article. And it’s quiet refreshingly surprising to see you use this time to write.
    We sure can’t change anything about what’s happening overnight. We won’t throw away our phones and laptops, give up on lame chores or even become different people.

    But we definitely can revisit our priorities and tap into ourselves, now more than ever and find out what really makes us happy. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the article, Srav!

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