Epidemics and Pandemics aren't happening for the first time. We never remember any of them by the changes they brought about. Let Covid-19/Coronavirus change that narrative. Let this pandemic be known for moulding a generation of compassionate people who decided to change their lifestyles for the better. They learnt new skills, their eyes sparkled with kindness and they were the first of the many generations that came later, that looked inward for answers.
I am trying to be happy about the things I do for my pleasure and to not judge myself for just being. So before I go any further, I'd like to let you, my readers, know that if you haven't created or learnt anything during the lock-down, it is okay. You only have to make sure that you are content and happy. Here are some satisfying things I have been doing during the lock-down. The aim is to create, improve lifestyle and feel good about all of it:
Today, I spent a lot of time reading real life stories of last moments of people who died from Covid-19. When I began writing about 'The Life in the Time of coronavirus', this was one aspect I wanted to cover. Because if we have to understand and appreciate life, we need to take a glimpse at death, at least once in a while. The stories I am about to tell you - I insist that you read them - will definitely make you appreciate the people in your lives. And when you do, please give them a call and tell them that you love them.
The Covid-19 Virus is still like an out of syllabus exam paper given to the world. The threat isn't a bomb planted in unknown locations or enemy soldiers but one without a face whose nature is still unclear. We must have only understood a small percentage of how this virus works which is partly why a remedy hasn't been found yet and with time we are still picking up bits and pieces of how the virus works.
During Lock-down, either of the two have caused you pain; being with your loved ones or being away from them. Staying indoors with a bunch of people, with no escape has its own boons and banes. In this post, I have brushed on 6 Vital elements of our lives that contribute to 95% of our mental and physical well-being. For many of us, the Lock-down was a test of our connection with these elements. If you haven't considered this before, you may consider improving all or any of these aspects during the remainder of the lock-down
"It may sound insensitive when I tell you that I am enjoying my life. Like everyone else, I too am concerned about the virus engulfing the world, taking too many lives. But it's high time we stop being miserable. We need to accept what comes our way with grace."
Exercise, mental well being, time pass, brushing up skills, improving knowledge; we have covered so many useful Apps in this post and so trying out even one from this list will benefit you in one way or the other.
The brawl over toilet paper and supermarkets emptying out had us wondering where we were all heading. But there were some beautiful acts of kindness and sacrifice that kept people together, sane and alive during the Coronavirus pandemic. I wouldn't be doing justice to this series if I don't put the stories of these wonderful souls out there. Here are some heart warming Stories of Kindness and Sacrifice during Covid-19
It would be ideal for all of us to go on a global self quarantine for a month every year. We'll all stay with family, take things slowly, love better, stay at home and let the Earth breathe and mend herself. The economy, daily wage earners, businesses, essential services etc can be taken care of with good planning. I'm sure this will be our best contribution to Earth. What do you think?
We are on the lookout for ways to make the Quarantine period less monotonous. This post in no way tells you that you need to have a skill at the end of Lock-down. It is alright if you choose to spend your day by simply being happy. It merely gives you ideas if you want to make some simple life changes during Quarantine. These tips need at the most 10 minutes of your time. You can invest more time depending upon how quick or effective you want the results to be.
It is important for people to understand the fine line between absurd paranioa and caution. I do not know where one ends and one begins. But who does? This was one of the many things we have been figuring out. Right?
Today I have a Guest Post on my blog. I have been giving you my point of view of Life in the time of Coronavirus. But I felt the need to include the views of a few other people during these times so that that you see the life during these days from more than … Continue reading One Day At a Time
While their plight is understandable, a protest like this is careless on so many levels as the whole country is trying to avoid contact between people and these workers are doing precisely that! A vile way to get what they want, while risking thousands of lives.
Initially, people did enjoy the time with the families but gradually it started getting hold of them. Your own mind starts to get to you. Nothing gives people the right to invalidate your struggles. So if you are trying to just stay afloat, not doing anything productive, eating that pudding because it keeps you sane, not willing to talk to anyone, you are still doing a wonderful job of holding yourself together.
A couple of days into the lockdown that was announced by the Central Government on 24th Mar 2020, some strange but not unforeseen factors of the lock-down began to surface. Of all those, Kerala had to deal with two extremely ridiculous, but important Issues!