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7 Positive Effects of Lockdown

Updated on May 1, 2020
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Self help is the best help and what all can you do for yourself to grow through, what you go through and find your own happiness

Today, all we are hearing is about unhealthy and negative news. People getting infected by coronavirus, death, mental breakdown and so much more that our lifestyle too is somewhere getting affected by listening to all these things despite of staying at home. And somewhere this is turning our mindset to think in negative direction. But let all of us pause here for a moment and think that how much are we affecting ourselves by whatever is happening around? Let us take a step behind and focus on something useful and positive. Let us see the other side of the coin and appreciate the positive effects of this lockdown.

1. You get time for self

Time is something we keep on asking for. If there is only one thing that I could get extra, the answer will always be 'time'. And to everyone's wonder, how much ever time we get, it will always seem to be less. Think about those days when you had to work for long hours and you never got enough time for yourself. But somewhere down the line, this lockdown period is helping you get that amount of time to spend with yourself, for your health and for the things you like to do.

2. You can spend time with your family members

When you did not have time for yourself, it was impossible to spend some time with family members. Think about those days when you wanted to go on a holiday with your family but could not do so because of your work commitments. But now you can not only spend time with your family members and loved ones but also be more close to them during this period. This is the time when family needs you to be around. Play games, relive some old memories and relax with them.

3. You do not have to compromise on your sleep

This is one of the best! Let that be completing an assignment, watching a movie or series or doing any work, you always had to compromise on your sleep to get those things done. But now, you can complete all of these without compromising on your sleep. People have downloaded all the possible online platforms to watch series and movies for getting themselves entertained. And you can watch those by taking care of your sleep as well.

4. You get time to complete your pending tasks

I myself have multiple tasks pending since a long time. And definitely you all might be able to relate with this. We wish to complete our tasks but do not get enough time for the same. Now that we all have adequate amount of time during this lockdown, we can finish our pending work. Cleaning the house, creating some handmade decorations to decorate it, organizing our shelf and cupboard are the most common tasks which we decide to do but fail to because of lack of time. Well, now it is possible to take up each task and finish it off!

Time is precious. When you get enough time it is important to appreciate it and use it wisely

5. You can explore your creativity

I had written an entire article on how can you explore your creativity during the period of lockdown. This is the time when we are not able to engage our minds. Creativity is one of the great ways to keep our brain busy. Everyone possess some or the other hobbies which they have not pursued since a long time because they were busy in their hectic schedule. But now you can not only pursue your hobby but also be more creative towards it.

6. You realize the importance of people

Before lockdown when we all were busy with our daily work in office, travelling and multiple things like that, we never realized the importance of people around us who help us on our daily basis. These people can be our colleagues, friends and relatives or these can be our office canteen staff, security guard and sweepers. After spending so many days away from these people we realize that all of them are so important in our daily life. Lockdown helps us appreciate their role in our life

7. You can learn new skills

Last but not the least, you can learn new skills during this period. I remember I always wanted to learn calligraphy and art of doodling. I am learning this through online sessions. This is the time which you should utilize to learn something you always wished to. It is never too late to invest in yourself and learn something new. After all you are a student for your entire life.

Now tell me, do you still feel that lockdown is that bad?

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No one is liking this lockdown but since it is for our health benefit, there multiple things we can do. And because we get time to do these things I think we can appreciate this lockdown phase for its positive effect on ourselves. Other than humans, there are better effects on environment as well due to less amount of pollution, freedom for animals and peaceful nature which we hardly are able to experience. Tell me in the comment section what positive effects of lockdown do you see.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Natasha Tungare


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