The COVID-19 Pandemic has taken over the year 2020, and God knows how long we have to live with it. While we’re each struggling in our own way to deal with the situation, there is no denying the fact that it has taught us few lessons too. And in the process, some very famous, and rather cliché sayings, have undoubtedly come true. Let’s see if you can relate to any of these…
Better Safe Than Sorry
This famous proverb means that it is good to slow down; protect yourself against possible risks, not rush into things and regret the same later. The Lockdown period has made us cautious about our choices, lifestyle and the way we deal with every day happenings. It is a great reminder that we must plan, save and always have some backup, rather than just steering ahead without any check. People have lost jobs, have had to vacate homes, suffer due to health and other personal problems. So with whatever we can gather right now, it’s a must to not take things for granted, be cautious and stay well-planned. You never really know what can happen…
It’s Never Too Late to Learn
While there is a downside in many ways, you cannot miss the positive attitude people continue to show during this pandemic. Right from learning new things, I believe cooking topped the list, to starting new careers, hobbies, achieving new goals… this pandemic has also taught us that it is never too late to start afresh. All you need to do is have a positive attitude and keep at it. You will gain in some way for sure.
A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed
A true friend is not the one who is there only in times to celebrate, but also when you need them the most. This pandemic has resulted in an alarming number of suicide and mental health related cases. At such a time, when you have no choice but to distance yourself, your friends can be your saviors in disguise. Simple things like checking on each other, sending things as required, making small efforts, video-calling, and just being there has been a relief for many. I guess, as the pandemic continues, we can reach out to our friends even more and make sure no one feels lonely.
There Is No Time Like The Present
No matter what the situation is, you have to try and live the present to the fullest. We all are aware of the times we’re in right now; and to be able to make the best of it, is truly the best we can do. If you’re locked in with your family, value the time and cherish these moments, like so many of us have been doing the past months. If you are alone, start a new hobby, reach out to friends using different means online and stay connected. If you’re out of work, look for a new passion, follow an unfulfilled dream. The worse thing ever is giving up, so make the most of your present, especially now.
Self-Love Isn’t Selfish