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The world now is battling the pandemic virus COVID-19 Nepal is one of them; fortunately, the number of cases is least in numbers in comparison with other countries. We all are living in a particular area i.e. our home working/studying, shopping (especially vegetables and fruits) in the early hours in case of urgent needs, we’re washing hands like our life is fully dependent on that only (and they do actually, one of the precaution we can take to get infected).

It’s a crazy time to be alive. I hope all of you and your loved ones are safe in your own place. Please be kind, take care of each other and yes, wash your hands.

There is so much chaos out there, no one is sure regarding how to handle all of the fear and uncertainty. Some handle it by boosting crazy old pictures on Facebook, spending quality time with the loved ones, watching movies, etc.

There is a lot of hues and cries around – being locked in 4 walls, no fresh air, feeling bored, depressing, nothing to do, just scrolling through news feed, unproductive Netflix and chill and video gaming all day.

 Well, Life is What you make it!

I realized that in this quarantine situation the best things that you can do is take care of yourself. Now is the time to do the things that you loved doing previously but gave up because of the time management. Instead of crying out loud and wishing to go outside putting in danger you and the ones around you try focus on what you enjoy doing, make a difference. It will be good change for you and the world.

The interesting thing about quarantine is that it makes you think. I think we’ve become very uncomfortable with silence-we drown out our introspective thoughts with schedules, gatherings and over-commitments because if our calendars weren’t full, we might have to sit and actually deal with the real things of life. It’s hard and we seem to avoid it like the plague. But in this situation, we’re having to deal with our own thoughts because we’re trying to avoid the actual plague. “oh, how the table turns….”

On a serious note, I want to make the most out of this time I have for myself. Haven’t figured that out yet, but in the meantime, I’m going to push myself and hopefully grow into something beautiful.

I’m learning to appreciate things. I’m learning to not be afraid of time alone, but to embrace it. Well, I’m choosing to be grateful. I’m grateful that I am in the comforts of my home with my favorite people while some people are not. I decide to take this time to reflect and be grateful for the things I have and choose to spread joy and encouragement. I hope you’re able to take this time as well to step back and really focus on what really matters.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Kripa Panta