Hello Readers, my name is Yukta Modi. I am pursuing Graphics, Web Design and Development- plus (GWDD+ – 1st semester) from Arena Animation, Park Street.
This is my first blog ever. In this blog I would like to grab your attention towards bright side of this pandemic and how people should be spending their time during this lockdown period due to Covid-19 pandemic to avoid stress and anxiety.
13th April, 2020 – Today when I’m writing this, the official lockdown is till 30th April, 2020. Since the numbers of Corona patients are soaring up drastically, nobody believes the government is going to lift off the lockdown anytime soon. Almost everyone is going through a rough phase and finding it challenging to deal with the abrupt change in their lifestyle.
Everyday we are flooded with the news about the negative impacts of Coronavirus. So, allow me to make you look at the bright side of it.
- Spend Quality time with family
I used to spend majority of my time in college or doing my tuition work. If you are like me who used to spend a significant part of your time in office or at work, it is a perfect chance to make it up to your family. Now that you are presented with the opportunity to stay at home 24/7, you can make it enjoyable.
- Do what you love
“You can either choose to spend every day like a Sunday or like a Monday.”
I’m lucky to keep myself engaged with the help of the online classes that Arena Animation have been conducting thrice a week. I’ve always loved doodling and painting and now I have time to do that as well. To all those people who used to make excuses about not having enough time to do what they love, now is the time. Cook new dishes, learn new languages, learn instruments, write blogs, paint, exercise and the list goes on and on. I’d like to share with you all my artworks that I made during this lockdown period.
- Read good books and novels
Reading books is a habit of the highest standard. It expands your intellectual ability and multiplies your wisdom. The more you read, the more your perception gets clearer, and the more you gain knowledge. This is will help you to exercise your mind and come out of the lockdown as a wiser and better version of yourself.
- Use internet to your maximum benefits
Instead of scrolling through the Covid-19 memes, you can use Internet to your advantage. The internet is one of the coolest things you can take advantage of during the current situation. If you have a good internet connection, YouTube is a great platform to spend time while learning new skills and techniques.
- I can finally hear birds chirping
Take a minute to go out on your balcony and answer my question with honesty. Did you ever observe Mother Nature like this before? If you’re honest, the answer should come “NO”. Air and water in the rivers are getting cleaner, blue skies are now visible across cities and you can finally hear birds chirping. Let me give you a fun fact that will show you the positive ecological impact of this lockdown :-
A scientist from Stanford University has done a research regarding the falling PM 2.5 levels (particulate matters, one of the major reasons of air pollution) and concluded that Coronavirus lockdown likely saved 77,000 lives in China in just one month by reducing the pollution level.
I’d like to conclude by saying that please make the most of your time during Corona Virus (Covid-19) Lockdown. Stay positive and use the time for productive activities to enhance your skills. Do not lose hope.
Storms don’t last forever and like every other storm, this too shall pass.
Student of Arena Park Street