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Lockdown- 5 things I’m grateful for

Lockdown 5 Things I'm grateful for

Why lockdown is upsetting us?

I know that most of the people are upset because of Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown. Of course, I’m also one of those people. I did not expect it will affect my mental health but it does. I’m upset because I’m not able to see my family. Last time I was in Poland to see my loved ones 6 months ago. I should be there in March but we know it wasn’t possible. Our flight from July was cancelled as well so we do not know when we will see our family and friends. I know that it’s not the biggest issue especially when we think about all those people who lost their lives. The numbers of deaths and infections worldwide go up so quickly it is hard to count and accept. Also, for people who have lost their jobs, businesses it’s a very difficult time.

Can we stay positive during the lockdown?

All that lockdown, restrictions, and being forced to stay at home have an impact on every person I know. It forced us to rethink how we live and what we expect from the world. It changed our vision for the future. But there are things that keep us all alive and not in the worst mental state. While the coronavirus pandemic can be deeply stressful, it also teaches us that we should not take things for granted. To stay positive in this difficult time I decided to write down 5 things I’m grateful for during this lockdown. I hope that those five things will change my and my family’s life for the better.

#1 More time for family

Family in the first place. You probably will think that it’s obvious. But to be honest, before that pandemic did you spend a lot of quality time with your kids and another half? How many times did you say ‘Not now honey I have to finish something for work/I need to clean a house/cook a diner’? This time I’m sure it was different. I cherished every moment we’ve spent together because I know that soon it will finish and again we will be busy and we will be wishing to slow down again.

#2 Saving money

During the lockdown, we do our shopping every two weeks. And we are trying to not go out to supermarkets but we do it online. So, we just buy essentials, things we need to cook meals for two weeks, and some personal hygiene products. We are not spending money on buying things we don’t need kike before. We saw something in the sale and we were like ‘Oh I need to have it’. Because of that, we were able to save more money for a new computer and other things like next year summer holiday.

#3 Time for being more active

I love to be active and do exercises. But after 12 hours at work, I was too tired to move my ass. Now I’m working every day and it makes me feel happier and healthier. Even my son starts to make some exercises.  OK maybe exercises it’s a too big word but he really tries and he is so cute when he pretends to know what to do with elastic bands.

#4 Time for crafting and DIY

We did so many experiments with our son, DIY projects like his playhouse or crafting from toilet rolls, we learned how to use paper mache technique. We discovered that if we want to make something there are no limits. We were even able to make homemade chalk using only three ingredients from our kitchen.

#5 Hygiene, hygiene and once more time hygiene

Finally, our son learns why he needs to wash his hands every time he is using the toiler or coming back from a walk. He is so good now in it that he is asking us if we wash our hands and try to teaches us why we supposed to do that.

I’m also happy to see how our communities can work together to make better things. We can unite to protect people’s lives and to protect the NHS. Nobody likes to be in lockdown but we did it and not only for our own good but also for other people. Our society is different now. We are stronger and it shows us we can survive together even a horrible pandemic.

It will not go on forever. Stay safe and well. Remember that after every storm there is a rainbow.

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Amber Myers

    I like your list! I wish I could say we saved money but alas, I shopped on Amazon quite a bit.
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    2 June 2020 at 16:00
  • Reply Julia Hess

    This is a wonderful list. I have actually been grateful of the extra time at home. Plus, my husband working from home has been helpful too. We have been able to spend more time together and try some new things.

    2 June 2020 at 18:21
  • Reply Flo

    I have been sooo active during this pandemic, that’s the one good thing about it. My family is in another country so not so good on that end.
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    2 June 2020 at 20:39
  • Reply Tara Pittman

    I am grateful for being able to work from home. I am also grateful for having what I need like food and coffee.

    2 June 2020 at 21:08
  • Reply Melissa

    I feel you. There are many things I am grateful for too. We love to travel but now that we have had a break we will definitely enjoy it even more. The money savings will be necessary at that point.

    3 June 2020 at 02:45
  • Reply Shilpa Bindlish

    i too feel there is something positive abt lockdown. made best use of my time.

    3 June 2020 at 10:50
  • Reply Aditi

    Yeah these things have been like the silver lining in this dark cloud of Corona, I wish everyone can learn to appreciate these important aspects of life otherwise too

    3 June 2020 at 15:35
  • Reply Franze Garcia

    I’m far beyond grateful to all the learnings that this pandemic has taught me. Same as yours mostly. Our family bonding was tightened up and ofcourse it is indeed important saving money, for we don’t know when a certain bad happenings will hit us.

    3 June 2020 at 16:04
  • Reply Kristyn

    I love the positivity that resonates here. With so much negativity in the world, it’s a breath of fresh air to come across this.

    3 June 2020 at 18:56
  • Reply Cristina

    Lockdown wasn’t all bad, indeed. I am grateful that I got to spend some wonderful moments with my family.

    3 June 2020 at 20:16
  • Reply WorldInEyes

    Being grateful for everything is the best exercise for us to do..totally agree with your ideas..this quarantine have been much helpful and beneficial too..This quarantine even teaches so many of things…Great work..

    3 June 2020 at 20:29
  • Reply Amanda Krieger

    Yessssss to all of these. There have been a lot of upsides. Think of all those times we wished for one more weekend with nothing planned?!? we got it!
    I’m grateful that good health and stable employment has made this true for my family!

    3 June 2020 at 20:51
  • Reply madhav

    I like this a wonderful list. We have been able to spend more time and try some new things.

    6 July 2020 at 12:39
  • Reply Emily Underworld

    I agree with all 5 points! I’ve particularly enjoyed having more time for crafts / DIY, and I’ve managed to save a bit of money too.
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    22 July 2020 at 02:15
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