The isolation due to COVID-19 is a trying time for everyone right now. The total shift in what was once a normal lifestyle over the course of a few days leaves many of us feeling lost and disoriented, and sometimes even a bit hopeless. In times like these, it is important to find ways you can use the situation to your benefit rather than let your life stagnate. Here are three positive aspects you can focus on despite the isolation to help push yourself forward.
You Have Time to Work on You
Even if you are able to work from home, there is still a lot of time you’ll be stuck at home that you didn’t normally have, be it time stuck in traffic commuting, or going out to other engagements and obligations. Everyone has that list of things they want to do but never have the time for, be it learning something new, or cleaning out that one junk room in the house that never seems to go away. Use your time to better yourself, and spend some personal time working on you. Not only will you feel better about yourself if you do, but you might also pick up a few new skills along the way.
Better for the Environment
More people staying at home means fewer people out on the roads. Car fumes and exhaust are a major contributor to air pollution, and the isolation is actually helping the environment. In major cities, people spend more time in traffic than you think. Many production facilities that aren’t considered essential have also shut down, meaning fewer chemical byproducts and other pollutants are being produced from manufacturing plants and the like as well.
Be Thankful We Live in a Digital Age
Technology is a wonderful thing, and thanks to the internet we can keep in touch with all of our friends and loved ones despite the isolation. If you’re feeling lonely or need some social interaction, try to get an online get together planned out. There are plenty of online social platforms that allow for voice chat, video, and even screen sharing. This is great for party games designed to be played remotely, on stream, or through a TV at parties like the Jackbox series of games.
It’s a very scary world out there right now, and things feel like they’re only going to get worse before they get better. That’s why it’s more important than ever to try to stay positive. Stay safe, and try to find some time to relax.
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