QUARANTINE – THE PERIOD OF SELF REALISATION
All of us are aware that staying quarantined and maintaining social distancing is the only option available to slow the spread of the new COVID 19 outbreak. It has really been hard to stay quarantined from our loved ones that too especially during the time of stress and uncertainty. This indeed has made us feel bored staying at home. But as every coin has two sides, this quarantine has proven to be a golden opportunity to us in various aspects:
How to be alone but not lonely?
These days of quarantine have helped us realise the value of relationships in our lives and also helped us bond even better. Thanks to the technology for making us realise that staying socially distant doesn’t mean we are socially separated. It has made us realise that we are staying away from each other spring back stronger and healthier. Social media plays a very important role in bringing people of similar likes and interest to bond and empower each other.
Staying at home is not a bad idea:
Staying at home or working from home is not a bad idea. This quarantine has helped us enjoy working from the comfort of our home thereby making time for ourselves. Staying at home seeing the same old faces is indeed boring. But its boredom that brings out the hidden potential and talent within us. We should be grateful to these quarantine days as they have helped us engage and develop the talent and skills that we were unaware of all these days.
Need is the mother of invention:
As the saying goes, this quarantine period has helped us invent things based on our needs. This invention can be anything- be it a new recipe you worked with available ingredients, the temporary solution for making our day to day appliances work, professional of all fields making use of the available technology to keep them working without any break. Be it small, but it has made us think creatively and out of the box. There is an extraordinary grace and charm in these works which has helped us survive the most difficult times.
How granted have we been?
We have always taken our lives and loved ones for granted but this crucial moment has helped us realise the importance of lives and the impact of our loved ones in our lives. We have always run behind designing our future forgetting to live in the present. But these days have helped us realise how important is to live our lives in the present as there can be no tomorrow. This crisis may be a blessing in disguise that poses a reality check to all of us.
Self-analysis and discovery:
This is a wonderful period to analyse ourselves as we can delegate a lot of time to ourselves. We shall listen to the most ignored voice that is deep down our soul. This quarantine may help many of us in analysing ourselves, understanding the deepest desires and the most phenomenal aspect that can bring meaning to our lives.
Rising above and beyond:
If we are sorted and ready to face all the challenges that life throws on us, nothing can stop us from reaching our destination. This quarantine may be a threat to all of us but it has also given us the time to prepare ourselves to face it with full positivity and courage.
Let’s make use of this quarantine period in a more productive way and show our gratitude to each and everyone who has helped us stay alive and feed our stomach.