Jul 19, 2020

5 things to do after Lockdown

This post has been published by me as a part of Blog-a-Ton 59; the fifty-ninth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with ​IndiCreator. For Creators. By Creators.. Share Your #LockdownTales at indicreator.com

Lockdown and the corona pandemic has taken a toll on everybody. Rich or poor, nobody is spared by the corona, and this has turned out to be an equalizer as money can not ensure vaccine or early cure of the virus. In fact, if this crisis continued for a longer time, it can affect the entire human race. Today, the entire country and the world might not be in the lockdown but it continues to feel like till we return to normalcy. 

The Corona time is bringing many changes in our lifestyle ,and we could not do several things we used to do months back. After normalcy, our habits and lifestyle will also transform, we will adopt new habits and will drop older ones.  But then there are certain things that you and I should do first after the crisis is over.

Bear-hug your friend

Are you not missing that hug from your close friends? Nobody ever imagined a greeting without a handshake or a hug. The greeting which symbolizes the closeness of emotions with the person. This bear hug is very important to eliminate the emotional distancing that is accompanying the social one.

Drive to a hill station/beach

Would you like to drive to a hill station or to a beach with your family? Enroute, you will again, as earlier times, enjoy the desi Indian dhaba food. The delicious, finger-licking and mouthwatering food will pamper and rejuvenate you.

Hill stations and beaches will take away that feeling of confinement of your home, and you will enjoy the cleanest and purest nature that you may have never seen in the past. Why? Because one of the biggest positives of this epidemic is the cleansing of environment. 

Do Shopping in the mall

Would you like to do a window shopping in the mall? Yes maybe you should, even if you prefer online, at least feel that you belong to this place to this community. Nostalgia would be all over you the moment you enter the shops that always have those favorite collection of dresses and shoes. 

Visit your parents home

A lot of us work in different cities away from our parents and native place. It might be the best thing to do after a long gap. A meeting after a long time would make you relive those childhood memories with your parents. You could again feel that protectiveness as you would enter your home.

Adopt Minimalistic lifestyle

This lock-down has helped us to break that mental rut that we could not survive without household helps, and not only that, but we by ourselves can do many other things. If we reflect upon the lock-down, we would realize that we do not use so many things at our home. I think it would be the best time to rethink about your lifestyle and what all new habits you should take and the older ones to leave in the corona time. Minimalistic living thus should be the last one in this list to adopt right after the pandemic is over.

But, unfortunately, as per the current scenario- “Dilli is far far away”. We don’t know the end but the best way to utilize this time, apart from creating #Lockdowntales for future, is to reflect about yourself and decide what permanent changes you would bring during and after #lockdown.

Pl also read the post “The Covid Impact”  which talks about the probable impact of COVID-19 to the entire human race.

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Someone is Special said...

That's very true. COVID19 changed her lifestyle a lot. I agree with you on most of the items listed here. Bear-hug is surely on my list!

Here's my take on the topic - Love In The Time Of Virus: The Lockdown And Thereafter

Someone is Special

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Someone is special
Thanks a lot..
I will be reading yours for sure...

Kshitij KK Khurana said...

Hello Chetan,
It is so difficult to write a simple post. Your post is such a joy to read and reminds us of things that we already know but keep forgetting. I loved your 5th point the most - minimalistic.

I personally think that once all this is fixed, within 5 months life will be back to the way it was. I don't mean that in a negative way. But I think humans have that strength to move on (sometimes without learning lessons).

Thank you for writing.

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Hi Kshitij
Thank you for such a lovely comment.You made my day. Thanks a lot:)
I hope your estimate becomes true and things get back to normal in 5 months...and yes I agree on last point sometimes without learning lessons.
Happy Reading and Writing :)

Vipul Grover said...

Chetan, each of the points is so apt.
Well, I am lucky that my parents stay with me. The thing or things I miss the most from this list are hills and beaches. I am such a traveller, and take at least three vacations every year with hills, beaches or ruins being my priority destinations. This year: zilch!
And yes, the last point. This lockdown I've turned into a cook, AC service guy and what not.
Appreciate your matter-of-fact approach towards the topic. All the best.
Here's my take on the lockdown:
Unfinished work left in our bags

aativas said...

I liked your wish-list. The most I miss is traveling. Will we be able to do these things in 2020? In 2021? Keeping fingers crossed. But it is nice to even think about such simple joys of life. Thanks for keeping the hope and bringing the smile :-)

Cherry Blossom said...

Chetan, a very realistic post and I can very well relate to each one of it mentioned here, missing touch, cost cutting, drive anywhere you like....don't know when, but longing for these things. A very different take on the topic, yet so convincing.

Megha said...

Dear Chetan,

Reading your post was like a conversation between two pals!
These pointers fit so well for the coming days, Hugging and Minimalism have been on my list for long.. infact all of these are therapeutic! I'm sure a new way of living lies ahead of us.. :)

Thanks for writing such a beautiful post!
All the best for BAT 59!
Regards' Megha.

the factfiction said...

so much expressed in simple words. Amazing.

Chetan Maheshwari said...

I am happy that you liked the post and can relate to it :)
Will be reading your take


Chetan Maheshwari said...

Can't say if we will be be able to do it in 2021, as you said fingers crossed..
Thanks a lot for a nice comment :)

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Cherry blossom
Thanks a lot, and am happy that you can relate to it...
Happy Reading:)

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Dear Megha
"All of these are therapeutic" I liked it:)
Hugging and minimalism also top the list for me...Thanks for the nice comment:)

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@the factfiction
Thanks a lot :)

Smita said...

Giving me close pals a bear hug is definitely on my list too, as is shopping, travelling .. The lockdown has taught us the importance of so many things.Very well written.

All the best !

unknownshri said...

Hmm.... Travel, yes. Very much. Dying to actually. Now you got me hoping for a tomorrow where the virus is no more a hindrance

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Thanks Smita , yes the importance of the otherwise unimportant is in limelight...

Chetan Maheshwari said...

I am not that a traveller, but these days I yearn for it...
Thanks a lot..:)

Siddhesh Kabe said...

I completely agree with your last point of living a minimalistic lifestyle. I was lockdown with my parents so might not visit them soon, they agree with that too.

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Siddhesh Kabe
Thanks ...minimalistic lifestyle is the need of the hour..
Thanks for reading :)