How you can Make a Positive impact of Lockdown
- Posted On: March 30, 2020 By Ronak
The spread of the coronavirus has turned life upside down, almost overnight, for millions of people around the world. The coronavirus outbreak has confined most of the world inside their homes, with schools, colleges, and offices shut in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19. As social distancing and lockdowns are being enforced everywhere, kids are finding it hard to spend their time. While most office-going adults have the option of working from home, universities and schools have also taken steps like classes via video conference, or online learning.
What is a lockdown?
A lockdown is an emergency protocol that prevents people from leaving a given area. A full lockdown will mean you must stay where you are and not exit or enter a building or the given area.
This scenario usually allows for essential supplies, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks to continue to serve the people. All non-essential activities remain shut for the entire period.
While the world grapples with the novel coronavirus, the pandemic is having some unexpected but positive side effects. The slowdown in human activity due to the pandemic, has so far been shown to have had a positive impact on the planet. As coronavirus spreads throughout the world, people are staying home from work, school, and social events.
All that happens actually happens for good.
Have a look How Lockdown is good for us.
Coronavirus lockdown shows positive impact on Environment
- Air pollution falls as coronavirus slows travel -The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down countries across the world, causing a significant decline in air pollution in major cities as countries implement stricter quarantines and travel restrictions.
- Building Strong Family Relationships – Strong families spend time together. In today’s busy world it can be difficult for families to find time to be together. All relationships need attention—and this includes the family as a whole but Due to lockdowns Families are enjoying time together in ways that often happened.
- Staying Healthy - boost immune system while self-isolating - Working out at home in these times is obviously a good way to stay healthy and kill indoor time. There are lots of options, many online workout sources are offering free access or longer free trial periods during this time, which might be worth looking into. But again, anything that gets your heart pumping or builds muscle is excellent for both physical and mental health.
- Declutter your home - “Take the opportunity of the extra time by decluttering, cleaning or organizing your home,” says Serani. “Studies say the predictability of cleaning not only offers a sense of control in the face of uncertainty, but also offers your mind, body and soul a respite from traumatic stress.”
- Practice gratitude - This is not the easiest thing to do in these times, particularly if you’ve felt the more brutal effects of the pandemic, like job or business loss, or illness. But practicing gratitude for the things we do have has been shown again and again to be hugely beneficial to mental health.
- Maintain community and social connection - We’re fundamentally social creatures, and during crises it’s natural to want to gather. Social connectivity is perhaps the greatest determinant of wellbeing. Unfortunately, it’s the opposite of what we can do right now, so we have to be creative, to maintain both psychological closeness and a sense of community. Texting and social media are ok, but picking up the phone and talking or videoconferencing, or having a safe-distance conversation on the street, is probably much better.
- Stay at Home & Go Online – keep Digital learnings - Did you know that…? The lockdown can be a great opportunity for sharing interesting things that students did not know about each other. Coping with the health, emotional, social, and financial impact of the Covid-19 outbreak is challenging for everyone. Learning a language online, however, can still be fun. There are a lot of language learning tasks that help learners deal with social isolation, and offer great opportunities for language development. So Now’s a good time to embrace e-learning.
- Gardening - If you are lucky enough to have a garden, get out in it. In fact, the nation’s most avid gardeners probably won’t notice the lockdown at all. Now could be the time to plant an insect garden – purple flowers attract butterflies – while pots of herbs and easy-to-grow seeds are available in most of the major supermarkets.
- Eat - Cooking in the time of quarantine has become a thing. With ingredients getting sold out, or people going into lockdown mode, many are inventing and sharing inventive recipes through social media
- Watch - This is the perfect time to binge-watch all our favorite shows. It's good to take a mental break from all the news about the pandemic. Some may call it escapism, but switching off can be good for your mental health.
- Read - The lockdown is a great time to catch up on reading. There's a lot to choose from out there.
We are all exercising caution in our new reality, but life as we know it does not need to stop completely. While we adjust to the presence of coronavirus in our lives, there is much we can do to make our days healthy and meaningful. Recognize the silver lining and use this opportunity to care for yourself and those around you.
As always; stay safe, stay indoors, maintain social distancing and always wash your hands.