“There’s no where you can be that isn’t where you are meant to be.”
The year 2020 was supposed to be a year of new beginning for me. I was scheduled to leave to another country for a new start of my life. I was serving my notice period, planning out the stuff to pack, while my friends and I were also planning my farewell! Well, I was elated with the new move of my life, yet I was sad to leave my family and friends for the very first time!
But, like they say, fate has it all… My flight was booked for 21st March, and on 18th March, all flights across borders were suspended and a few days after that, the whole nation was locked down. A lot of people came to me asking if I was doing okay, because they knew that I had the year all, perfectly chalked out!
But, all thanks to the lockdown, I have been able to finally act upon my complaints…
Complaint 1: I NEVER HAVE TIME WITH MY FAMILY!
Well, today I spend all my time with them. We cook, play games and discuss the world situation over meals. My siblings are home too, and we binge watch on all the latest movies and shows together! I realized it was never that I didn’t have the time, it was just a matter of putting in that little extra effort to spend some time with your loved ones.
Complaint 2: I CAN NEVER STICK TO A WORKOUT ROUTINE
I’m sure a lot of you will be able to relate to this… Some days, we just get lazier than normal, some days, it’s just not the right weather to head out to the gym, or some days, you just ate too much to work out! But, have you ever tried to train your brain? It works… It has been about a month now – that I have started to workout at home, and guess what? It has worked out great so far… I realized, it’s just about you being determined to do something, and then… There is no going back.
Complaint 3: I WOULD COOK MORE, IF I HAD THE TIME
Would I get more time than I have got during the lockdown? From Italian, to Chinese and to fancy dishes in the Indian cuisine, my sister and I have surely tried our hands on a lot of cooking experiments. And hey! They have all turned out pretty well J
I realized, I like to cook and bake more than I actually thought!
So, in short, my tales of the lockdown have been revolving around self-reflection. No one, I repeat NO ONE can take away these lessons from you. It is a time spent with the person who knows you the best, and in our daily routine, we often forget to spend time with ourselves. Once in a while, drop everything – sit alone, and talk to yourself. You’ll see – how rejuvenated you feel with a little talk with yourself!