Lockdown – Negativity and Anxiety

The current situation has rendered us from our freedom to get out of our houses. Some people stuck far from their homes and others were bound to remain in their houses. From 25th March the nationwide lockdown came into effect. Although the lockdown gave a chance for the family members to spend more time with each other, this had burdened the homemakers with more responsibilities and tasks. Handling young children is not an easy task and the fathers don’t help usually. Taking care of the elderly is also a hectic job. But now as the chances of lifting the lockdown are becoming high, life will return to the norms.

Life Post Lockdown.

Humans have adapted to survive and face any kind of predicament. Amidst the lockdown, people have known and realised the importance of life and freedom. People have come closer to each other, helped the needy and shown that kindness still exists in this world. Life will continue like before but people especially homemakers will embrace new qualities. I, as a housemaker, have summarised some of them as:

Utilising resources efficiently.

Restricting our outdoor activities, we were left with limited supplies. Also when we were given a chance to restock most people could not stock up all the required things . Housemakers came forward and used their wits to maintain the household. This quality will benefit every family.

Become self-sustainable

Our respected Prime Minister has also told to become “Atma Nirbhar”. Though he had various motives for promoting this, we can do our part by gaining new skills. We can build a window garden or small nursery to sustain our family. Common vegetables like potato, tomatoes and onions can be easily grown at home. There are many videos on YouTube and Instagram which can help you learn some tricks.

Awareness of hygiene and cleanliness.

This pandemic has taught that the best way to contain and suppress and communicable disease is maintaining self-hygiene. In a family, a mother teaches their children these habits and make sure they follow them. After the quarantine, almost every individual will maintain proper hygiene and abstain from doing activities that can spread the disease.

Make your passion a profession.cooking without fire

Lockdown has lasted for more than two months of time. Many courses were made free online. People learnt new languages, courses and other arts. Homemakers have also learnt new talents. Whether it may be a new recipe, gardening, decorating or coming up with a budget for a family vacation after lockdown. All will be worthwhile. Life after quarantine won’t be easy as before. Learning new skills will help people to face the upcoming lifestyle.

Learn the cruciality of being close to the familyFamily

Many people who were cut off their family. People who were at their jobs, in colleges or at a vacation. People realised the importance of their family. How easy their life was when they had someone to take care of themselves. Lockdown made people aware of how important a role is of a homemaker. I hope people will respect us more and not take us for granted.

Maintaining a better health

As no junk food is available people will have to eat only home cook food. The food prepared at restaurants and cafes may taste delicious but home made food is more nutritious and is completely safe to eat. Homemade food boost immunity that also help in fight with Covid-19.

Some relief

Homemakers will get some relief after the daily routine comes back into action. So we will get back the peace we had when they were alone at home, watching their favourite shows.

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June 27, 2020

14 Replies to “Lockdown – Negativity and Anxiety”

  1. sneha says: July 8, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Well put thoughts on lockdown. The lockdown has certainly brought us to know the value of a homemaker. The anchor of every home.

  2. Judy Morris says: July 6, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Yes indeed we need to appreciate and be thankful for the family we have. Most people get devastated cause they dont have a family. When one is alone the anxiety can be detrimental also.

  3. Surbhi prapanna says: July 4, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Yes this hard time has taught a lot to all of us and we all had some precious family time too. Lovely clicks ..and I loved your cooking without fire series.

  4. Paresh Godhwani says: July 3, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Yes, it was tough time for everyone. And those spent it positively like you guys enjoyed the most. Stay safe, stay happy.

  5. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay says: July 3, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Herein lies the positive side of COVID-19 that we have learnt to live healthy and happy with our family.

  6. PraGun says: July 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Nice post and you seem to have enjoyed complete family fun in lockdown, stay smiling always.
    Lockdown certainly has taught life lessons to all of us.
    Loved all your pics of working as a team.

  7. Nehal Roy says: June 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    This is amazing experience it seems. You spent quite a lot of family time during this pandemic and have lot many things in such a great article of yours. Overall a good post to read. Keep writing!

  8. Alpana says: June 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Lockdown has given us many positives. Thats a different thing that impact of the pandemic is so much that we tend to ignore them. But becoming self-sufficient, adopting a healthy lifestyle, spending more time with the family are. just a few of the positives. If we look from the positive side then we will find many. You have covered all in your post.

  9. Ghazala Naseem says: June 28, 2020 at 7:01 am

    We have learned a lot during this quarantine time , now more efficient in home management.

  10. Archana Srivastava says: June 27, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    A pure positive post comes from a positive mind, Well written Gurjeet you have listed almost everything through which our life and health can be sticked and on positive note forever.

  11. Abhijit RAY says: June 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    It is true, lockdown has taught us many things. How to stay home, do some household work and take up some hobby. I being an introvert, did not face much of a problem during lockdown. Except to go for a hair cut or find a cigarette. But there could be serious problem of finding a handyman like carpenter or a plumber. Most of these people have gone home. So if there is a problem one has to grin and bear it or pay an arm and leg to someone who may be at the right place at the right time.

    1. Gurjeet Chhabra says: June 28, 2020 at 11:56 am

      true, really its become tough to find the helper and fix things up and you find someone they charge to much.

  12. Sudha Krishnan says: June 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Well written. Focusing only on positive thoughts was the best thing you did. You have survived these months pretty well been innovative too.

  13. Noor Anand Chawla says: June 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Nice post Gurjeet. I am glad you chose to focus on the positive side of things rather than the negative side of the lockdown.

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