The Covid-19 pandemic is creating absolute chaos on planet earth. Almost every country is suffering from the virus and it has already taken several lives. Started from Wuhan, China, thousands across the world have been infected. Yes, it’s that serious and if it is not contained soon, the situation is going to get worse.
However, several steps have been taken by the Government and the people have also come out in support. We all know the precautions that need to be taken to stop the spread. Rather than panicking, it’s time to act. The pessimists might be troubled but let’s look at the positives, like an optimist.
The virus is going to stay for a while until it gets vanished or a cure/vaccine is created. But there is a lot to learn from the current situation. The good things that we are doing right now should be continued when the life gets back to normality.
Here are the 5 things to learn from the Covid-19 pandemic situation:
1. Hygiene Ensures Health
It’s not something new that we came to know about. We’ve all been taught since childhood that cleanliness is next to godliness. The importance of cleanliness is realized even more in this time of crisis. It’s always important to keep the surroundings clean.
The first and foremost precaution against Covid-19 is to wash our hands regularly. It’s a great habit to have not just for these few days but should be adapted for life. Covid-19 is not the only virus in the world and we are exposed to different types of virus every day. If we make hygiene a priority, we can stay healthy. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is what we had learnt but let’s add another perspective – “Regular handwashes in a day keep the doctor away too”.
2. Fitness Is Paramount
There has been enough stress on health over the years but Covid-19 has made us realize the importance of staying fit even more. The virus doesn’t discriminate between the rich and the poor or the young and the old. It affects everyone but the trend has suggested that the impact is more on the elderly and the ones who lack immunity.
So, it’s very crucial to stay fit. We keep complaining about not getting enough time to work out. But hopefully, everyone would now realize that life is more important than making big bucks. There are several ways in which one can stay fit. Join a gym, run marathons, do home workouts, perform Yoga are amongst the many available options.
3. Environment Needs Healing
Global warming is a term that has been making rounds in the last decade. Yet there are only a few that worried about it. Even though the origin of Covid-19 might not have much to do with it yet its spread has stressed more on the condition of the planet. When the lockdowns were announced, we could see how relieved the non-human living beings were.
We could hear the birds chirping in the morning rather than the annoying sounds of honking. The animals were roaming freely with no pressure of vehicles on the roads. The penguins were on the surfaces near the shores when the ships were not there to block them in the oceans. The pollution levels also came down when the vehicles weren’t emitting the toxic gases.
Once the pandemic gets over, we should all realize our duty towards saving the planet. It’s the only planet we have, and we ought to preserve every valuable thing on it. The earth is healing during the times of pandemic and once it is over, we need to make sure that we give our planet the breathing space.
4. Be Grateful For What You Have
While we are trapped inside our houses during the lockdown, the situation is surely making us realize the importance of what we have. In almost every human being, there is a tendency of complaining about everything. When the virus struck first in the country, we started complaining that we should get Work from Home immediately. We are privileged enough that we could demand that.
But there are numerous people who are bound to do the jobs that can’t be availed from home. The doctors, policemen, cleaning staff, bankers, delivery staff are putting their lives at stake to serve their duties. Once the crisis is over, let’s start loving our jobs even more rather than complaining about the imperfections around them.
All of us saw the disheartening pictures of thousands of people migrating to their hometowns because they didn’t have the means to survive during the testing times. Because they lost their daily wages, they were forced to leave. Not all humans are as privileged as we are. If you are reading this blog, you surely are far more fortunate than those unlucky ones. So, for once, let’s start valuing what we own rather than being tempted for more all the time.
5. ‘WE’ Over ‘I’
Yes, there is a Government to function, yes, there are doctors to treat the patients, yes, there are people responsible for sanitizing the cities but above all, it’s we that need to be responsible. Without our contribution, all the efforts of the Government would go in vain. We must realize our social responsibility.
All that’s required is for us to stay home. No one person or an organization can solve the current situation or any other crisis for that matter. The nation belongs to us and not just the Government. We need to be united at all times irrespective of our caste, creed or gender.