We all know human beings or homo sapiens in fact as per the scientific term goes, are facing one of the biggest survival crisis today. COVID-19, yes that's what the pandemic has been named as. Safety, hygiene, positivity, cooperation are being advised from all sectors in the world. I do not want to add more to it but I wanted to share some different aspects or thoughts you may say as effects to this outbreak. I am terming it as “Reversal of Life”. I hope my readers like it. It is a bit different concept than what I generally pen down in my blog.
Our life was moving at a fast pace in recent times. We get up in the morning, rush for our daily gym or walk or run. Then jump for our breakfast and in between glance through the newspaper as if we can capture the whole world in 10 to 15 minutes. But we are handcuffed by time, so we do not look for an alternative or have time to even think about it. Then starts the real rush of our life, running to the office. Some have cars, some don't have yet it's all the same when we rush through the traffic. The end result is an increase in pollution level, increase in both mental and physical stress.
“How are we now doing? Have you checked your daily schedule now amid COVID-19? No more rush to finish your exercise within a time limit. No more gulping your breakfast in a hurry. No more running to catch the train or the bus or even start your car for the office. Have you analyzed the end result? Reduction in mental and physical stress. Reduction in pollution level. No traffic jams. Mother Earth seems to be breathing a sigh of relief.”
We Travel Bloggers or Travel Freaks like us, are worried about our next trip due to COVID-19. In fact, we were always worried. Which place do we need to visit next? When can we plan the trip? Shall we go for a solo one or with family and friends? And many more questions. Many of our trips are planned in a hurry. Now my small take on this thought.
“Read interesting blogs and articles on Travel especially from experienced content writers. Create a list of places that are worth seeing, sort of a ranking you may say. Analyze your mind to decipher the types of travel destinations that motivate you or say rejuvenate your body and soul. Take a step back and refresh your memory on the numerous places you have visited in the past. Find out your genre and harp on it more. You got a golden opportunity to realize who you are, what you want and what you desire to do.”
In many Asian countries, most of the households hire maids or house helpers for their daily cleaning jobs and cooking. Then we have daycares and babysitters. We have developed an immense dependency on external support. In an ideal world when things run smoothly as it was a few months before, the outside assistance and help received at the exchange of money seem logical and perfect. Life suddenly seems difficult without the house helpers.
“COVID-19 has curtailed travel, introduced lockdown, advising social distance and to remain indoors i.e. home-quarantined. The house helpers and external support are not available now. We are burdened with all the work starting from cleaning, washing, cooking, taking care of kids and their studies, and the list goes on. Whom can we depend now? Whom can we outsource now? No one right. It's yourself whom you can depend now for all your work. Is it breaking you? No, it is not. It is making you more strong and firm to fight things out. Your inner strength, courage, the physical and mental ability have increased. We are back to an era when people had to perform all their activities on their own. You have discovered the immense potential you possess and you are nurturing it well. The hidden competency has popped up to its glory.”
Every day millions and millions of people all over the world travel in buses, cars, flights, and other different means of transport. Goods of various kinds are exported or imported across multiple international borders through various transport systems. Footfall increases every day in any region of the world. Do we think of the burden being tolerated by our Mother Earth? Are we able to maintain the balance of sustainability? Perhaps we are not aware or never reserved some time to think about it.
“In this COVID-19 outbreak, there is so much silence around. The frantic movement of people and traffic has become almost a standstill. The cost of living has reduced due to lesser travel. Yes, there are negative impacts that are understood and we know enormous efforts will have to be undertaken to set out life back to normalcy. But the imbalance which may have happened in the world, as per what I predict, has been smoothened somewhat.”
These thoughts came up within my mind sporadically as I continue working from home for the second week of COVID-19. My family time has increased, my son talks with me more than before and shares his thoughts and his ideas. I discover my life in a different way that I am not weak or vulnerable. But yes at the end not compromising the health part. Stay safe and healthy friends. We are strong and we can win.
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