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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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    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      3 weeks ago from India

      Thank you so much Murali sir!! Yes you are completely right. I love the way to add points. Totally true

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      Prantika Samanta 

      3 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      This is an interesting and wonderful article. This is the time to slowdown and reflect on one's life.

      Staying safe and positive are the need of the hour.

    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      3 weeks ago from India

      Thank you so much @asereht!! I know right! Indeed there are things to be thankful for. True. Even I am waiting for the same

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      Farrah Young 

      3 weeks ago from Nigeria

      You are right; the lockdown is not all bad. A lot of positives have come out of it.

      My family has truly spent more time than we have in a while and this has strengthened our bonds.

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      Prateek Jain 

      3 weeks ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      I agree with the thoughts that you mentioned in your article about the positive impact of lockdown. Like due to lockdown also get time from my regular official work to start something creative and new. Hence I started focusing on my communication skills improvement and writing blogs. In these days I have productively utilised my time to explore new things and avoid any movement from my current place.

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 weeks ago from UK

      This is a helpful and positive article for a time such as this.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      3 weeks ago from South India

      When we compare benefits and losses, the second is becoming heavier. It is true that we can be with the family, spend for our own, recover from stress and do creative jobs within the house. You have listed these in a very nice sequence and a good article indeed. But some how, while looking ahead on short-term goals, there is fear, challenge and oblivion all revolving around one behind the other, Ms Natasha.

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      asereht1970 

      3 weeks ago from Philippines

      Aside from the fear of the Covid-19 and not being able to work properly, I am actually enjoying this lockdown as I get to spend more time with my loved ones. All the things you have written above are so true. But then, I couldn't wait for things to go back to normal. Nice article.

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