The year 2020 was hard but it also taught us so many lessons. The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most challenging times of our life, and it has unimaginably changed the way. But not all the adjustments and changes brought the outbreak. We may get away with face covering, social distancing, and other certain forms. But, the good habits acquired during the time are worth retaining.
1. Maintain health and hygiene.
Our health and probability are in our hands, so washing your hands frequently, regularly showering, and staying inside with safety. So keep yourself clean with sanitizing, and we understood how to hygiene is a great length to stay clean. These good habits are like, it helps to protect u so keep in mind about protecting others too.
2. Caring for others.
This pandemic is hard for everyone, especially for the elders. Who was ill and struggled as social distancing isolated them further when they needed assistance most. The gestures are like checking the neighbors and elders who are helping with simple home chores. It makes us more empathetic to others and values the community a lot, and this good habit will stand us in good stead.
3. Self-care is prioritize.
We quickly need to take precautions, staying safe and healthy, even if we also keep our families and societies safe. Self-care is our priority and equipped us to get through this challenging time. The simple things are eating healthy and nutritious food for better immunity, physical activity, getting enough sleep, and reaching out to the family for emotional and practical support.
4. Work from home efficiency.
During this pandemic, it was hard to do at the beginning, we counted our blessings for not having to risk our lives on the frontline like so many who had little choice. Being able to work from home was a huge plus for most of us and we learned to do it efficiently or strike a work-home balance. We adapted well to the new routine and made the most of it.
5. Enjoy your hobby.
Picked some new hobbies while others fostered what they liked to do earlier. So much time spent at home, many followed pursuits like baking, gardening, yoga, online courses, and so on. In a lockdown, the days spent at home and gave us the perfect time with no excuse to dig into what we had procrastinated over the ages.
It made us rediscover ourselves, develop or hone skills and get immense satisfaction. It also made us rediscover ourselves, develop or hone skills and get immense satisfaction from a specific hobby. Pursuing hobbies are good habits to nurture.
6. Consuming with consideration.
COVID-19 seems to have a positive impact on socially responsible behaviors. The importance consumers placed on purchases from social responses and to support them for sustainable products and services. In general, many people especially in India expressed intent to support the small businesses more and give preference to local services.
7. Appreciating solitude.
Prolonged normal lives give us a chance to slow down, with the time you get used to solitude. For some it led to personal transformation through self-reflection, focus on health like being emotionally and physically. As per the lockdown later on we understood the value of living a quiet and more peaceful life.
The pandemic has negative impact on collective well-being, but at the same time, it also has been a catalyst for community and collective consciousness. Forced to come together like never before, we developed survival skills, new perspectives and reset the priorities. These new good habits acquired can be sustained for a long time or a lifetime if it is possible.