21 Days Of Lockdown!
21 Days Of Lockdown!
Wth is going in 2020? It is the only question running in everyone’s head right now? I too hoped that 2020 will be a good year without any kind of stress for me but this pandemic situation isn’t allowing me to get some chill. But if we see the other side of this situation which is helping in healing of the earth, healing someone’s stress, healing someone’s loneliness in their relationship, and many more. When the lockdown started in our era which was around a month ago, I was not planned that what I am going to do staying home all day. I had 21 days of chill and I was happy when it started.
This was one of the hardest decisions for everyone to accept but also necessary. The disaster named CORONA is taking many lives away from their loved ones. Firstly all the strength to the ones who all are going through it and also to the ones who went to through it.
Everybody wants a peaceful day in today's time but who wondered that everybody will get it all together. I always wished continuous 3-4 days vacations just for sleeping because my daily routine had become so busy that I don't even get time to do things that I love. I always wished that I should at least get 2 Sundays per week. And life hits a dangerous surprise that is Corona Virus (Covid-19). It resulted in a complete lockdown for 21 days so no going out for straight 21 days. A part of me was happy because I don't need to decide what I have to wear every morning before going to work. I can now work from home which is officially declared for everyone and I can work sitting on my bed wearing my comfortable pajamas along with the messed up hair.
After all these thoughts, My quarantine day-1 passed a little boring because there was no work from the office and there was nothing to do as well. I missed the daily routine stuff, the time spent with my colleagues and the workplace and my desk and the lunchtime and in short everything.
21 days lockdown! It literally felt that I am having my summer vacations which I had when I was in my school but no chance to travel. The first two days of lockdown were the same as the Sundays where I was the laziest person around who was like she never has to go back to her work and her studies again. The third day I was really mad and did not really like the quarantine phase because I majorly started missing my daily routine. It was annoying me until the 6th day of the lockdown when I sat down and decided to utilize this time in a fruitful way because I am sure we won't get much free time easily in our busy schedule. I would suggest everyone take it as a blessing in disguise instead of stressing and getting bored. As I said that it was the 6th day of the lockdown where I decided to use the time in a fruitful way so firstly I started with my Yoga session which I was missing from the last 2 weeks. I regularly started doing it which actually utilizes nearly 1.5 hours of my day. I have a shift of 8 hours for working from home but I actually work only for a maximum of 5 hours and the rest 3 hours I spend reading articles and blogs which will help me learn and grow. This was just the starting though.
I felt writing about this because I am seeing people stressing about the extended lockdown. I know that it’s hard to stay at home when you all have never done it. Just an example, Coronavirus lockdowns globally have given parts of the natural world a rare opportunity to experience life with hardly any humans around. This was another positive thing happening all over the world. The reduction in human activity has resulted in the increased visibility of animals and birds in public spaces so we all heard about this news. If the earth is healing then why we shouldn’t. There are many things you can do which you will never get the chance to do when this pandemic situation comes to an end. Personally I am loving this phase. I have seen many trends running around like the first week of the lockdown, there were “cakes” baked on everyone’s story. The other week had the “Dalgona Coffee” and many more. Don’t get stressed I am not saying you have to do something productive just because all are doing. I am one of the laziest people who are not very much interested in the cooking stuff as I am a foodie around who prefer eating rather than cooking. I too was stressed that all my friends are utilizing their times in many good ways and are bringing out their talents but it’s okay to lie down on the floor and just stare to your ceiling because peace of mind is far more important than following the social trends and challenges around. Instead, do what you love. Heal yourself. I guess what I am doing every day might help you guys out which requires fewer efforts yet the best peace you will ever experience. As I earlier said staying fit is important so I am regularly doing my yoga session so that I will be easily identified when I go out after the lockdown (Lol). So try at least once in a day that you workout may it be yoga, aerobics, or Zumba or anything that you prefer. Secondly, I am watching every Sunrise which gives new hope to me that everything is going to be fine. Just take a few minutes do watch sunrises with no chaos in your head. As the day goes down and it’s time to the sunset I just lie down on the terrace in the evening and observe the things going on in the surrounding. When you just sit down quietly, you will hear birds chirping which will hit your heart hard. The best feeling I have experienced. The light breeze of the air is another best feeling you will experience in the early morning and in the late evenings. The fourth thing I am doing is spending time with the family which I missed in the last 7 months. I never got such free time to sit down and talk with the family especially my siblings. We have fun, we play indoor games like ludo, chess, and some rapid-fire. The fifth thing I am doing is analyzing myself because I have just passed my graduation I need to find a good opportunity for a turn to my career. I guess there are many out there who planned to run out to different cities as soon as their results get declared but the lockdown as setting them to stay home and they are clueless now because all the plans are messed up. It’s okay to get the plans being messed but stressing out won’t help. Just do what your heart says. Do what you always wanted to do but couldn’t because of lack of free time. It’s okay even if you just lie down and stare at the walls rather than stressing about doing some productive things. If you are comfortable so do as your heart says. Listen to music when your mood goes down. Happiness lies in small things that you do so forget about what others are doing and all the social trends. Just be you and take small steps towards the things that make you happy and enjoy your quarantine phase. Spend less time on electronic devices as excessive use may harm you. Lastly, stay home and stay safe everyone.