Good habits to keep after Coronavirus quarantine
Does this quarantine feel like you’re putting your life on hold? We totally understand the feeling, but we are also often reminded that the universe moves on while we are stuck in the house. There’s no big PAUSE in our lives, just the opportunity to make every day count. And we have some good habits in mind that many of us gained during this quarantine. We think it’s a great idea to keep these good habits after the isolation is over.
💰 Spending less money
Being in quarantine has most probably made you spend less. We still order stuff online, but our priorities have changed when it comes to what we spend our money on and what we consider important. We also discovered that we can cook, make our own delicious coffee, and exercise at home. That’s actually not a bad thing, and maybe we should keep that after isolation is over.
🌱 Reducing pollution
The economy and tourism are affected by this, but taking a break from cars, planes, ferries, industrial activities is actually reducing carbon emissions. It’s tough, but climate change is not an easy subject either. Let’s not forget about it after the quarantine is over and our activities return to normal.
👨👩👧👦 Spending time with our family
We know parents are overwhelmed by having the kids in the house non-stop, be it working-from-home time, meeting time, cooking, or cleaning time. They can drive us crazy, we know, but being together with them for such a long time is teaching us a lesson. This is actually good for them, and for us as well. When the isolation is over, they will probably remember this as a wonderful time with their parents. Maybe this is the time you realise that you want to work less in the future and spend more time with your family.
🛠 Reading, taking online courses, fixing things
We know, this is an opportunity that normally doesn’t arise. Usually, you don’t have the time to repair and sort things, clean up the basement, or actually read those books on the shelf. But this could be the beginning of a new era, where these are habits you want to keep. Maybe after isolation, we’ll be more careful with what we want to keep and what we want out of our lives. Out with the old, in with the new. New skills, new good habits, new hobbies.
🎁 Cherish your elders
Statistics say that the virus is especially dangerous for the elderly. This should get us thinking a little more about how we are taking care of those who are vulnerable. Just the thought of losing them is awful, so maybe we should let them know how much we care when all this is over.