Life Lessons That the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught Us in These Testing Times

Life Lessons That the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught Us in These Testing Times

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The Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has been difficult. But, let’s take a look at the lessons it has taught us-

1. Learning to be content alone: Staying alone is scary and exhausting. Social distancing, even though difficult, teaches us a lot about ourselves. You think of different things to keep yourself busy. All you have is your body and your mind. You have to not only live with it but also love it.

2. Positivity: We have learnt to be optimistic in a negative situation. What is one thing that is good or positive during this pandemic? I get to spend lots of time with my family. I cherish each and every moment with them. Keep yourself surrounded with positive people who will lift your spirit up in moments of weakness.

3. Expand your horizon: Start with a new habit that feels unfamiliar and do not let any fear hold you back. What is the worst that could happen? You will fail and fall hard on your face but every failed attempt teaches you something.

4. Kindness: Be a listening ear. Give someone a hug or just a smile. Spread the message of positivity through your blogs and podcasts by sharing your life experiences. Lend someone a hand. Say words of encouragement often.

5. Appreciate nature: We do not pay any heed to our environment for the sake of our profit. But because of this lockdown, the skies above our polluted cities are blue again. Watch a sunset or listen to the birds chirping in the morning, grow a plant, feed birds and animals.

6. Exercise and meditation: We have realised that health is the most precious thing we have and we should not take it for granted. Work on building your immunity. Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. Have a well balanced and nutritious meal. Health is the real wealth that matters.

Take this opportunity to create and grow. Work on gratitude and social skills, try your hand at cooking, learn new things, focus on self-care, take a long hard look at the beauty of nature and learn to be happy with what you have.

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