Hi all! It has been a while since we met here and so much has happened in between! I want to talk about the situation lately but from a more positive perspective. I am not trying to downplay the tragedy that is happening but just to focus on the brighter side. Disclaimer: What I will say here may not apply to everyone, and I would like to hear your own experiences.
There are two things I was very happy about in general.
First is how quickly we were able to transform our lives, which gave me the impression that if need be, we are capable of making great changes. We are not as stubborn as I would have thought in keeping our routine. We were able to switch to online platforms in many jobs. Universities, companies etc. We obviously do not have the perfect way of doing things online yet and we are working on it. But that does not take away from the fact that the change was quick.
Second is how thoughtful people turned out to be in most cases, which gave me the impression that we are not that divided after all. I know a lot of young people I know are not going out mainly because they don’t want to give the virus to other people. That is a big sacrifice. Changing your whole life for others. Same goes for older people too. This is such a nice watch to enjoy.
As for the personal changes I have experienced:
First, I am pleasantly surprised at my ability to not go out and not being bothered by that. This is something I always had difficulty with. I live away from my family and I always wanted to go out because I felt more alone at home. But surprisingly, now I don’t feel it. I don’t know why.
Second, I picked up on habits that I was having difficulty establishing. I started meditating again, which was a welcome change. I started yoga again, which is also calming me and is a nice change too. I am talking to a lot more people than I would normally do. This is also good because we need to support each other in this time.
What kind of positive things have you noticed recently related to current coronavirus situation in general or in your own life? Have you started something doing something good that you did not have time before, for example? Let’s try to dig in the positive side of these events.