The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world and people are suffering many losses. People prefer not to leave their houses to avoid the spread of this virus. It is natural to think about the negativity and the pain that this situation inflicted upon us. But there are some positive sides too. Let’s take a look at them:
Quality Time with Family in Lockdown
Most of us had a busy schedule and was unable to spend time with family. Spending quality time with your family is important to strengthen the bond.
It brings inner happiness and peace that will stay with us long after the disease is gone. Though physically apart, this is the time to reconnect old friends, relatives, and extended families through video calls.
Coronavirus Triggered Health Alarm Worldwide
Hygiene is now compulsory. This is a very good positive change in our routine. No more handshakes, social distancing is a part of the game now.
Personal hygiene and good habits such as no spitting on the roads, covering mouths when coughing is now the norm. This enhanced cleanliness and personal hygiene habits will help you stay healthy and fit.
Carbon Emissions have Sharply Fallen During Lockdown
The biggest positive impact is felt by nature. Less traffic and less pollution on the roads. Factories are closed, so no more industrial waste disposal.
Even construction activities are on a back burner. Mother Nature is healing for the first time in centuries. The skies have become clearer, air purer and overall the environment is clean.
Technology Helping Businesses Emerge From Lockdown
Staying at home is the new normal. This has left businesses and organizations thinking as they adjust to the new norm. They are designing products and services to cater to the rising needs in the changing scenarios. Software, tools and apps are being developed to help people stay connected and work remotely. Scientists and researchers are busy working trying to develop vaccines and drugs to beat the pandemic. From creating masks to drones that can carry sanitizers, people are using their time to be tailor products and services to meet the current situation.
Lockdown Teaches the Importance of Savings
People have begun to realize the importance of safety- be it in life or when investing. Safe investing havens such as fixed deposits, Gold Bonds, Mutual funds and SIPs are gaining popularity in place of equity market.
Remote working is going to be the way forward. From online education for kids to skill development, everything is now possible from the safety of your home. Spend time to learn a new skill and use your time to earn online income. This will give you extra cash to meet expenses and also keep you gainfully occupied and away from negativity.