Corona Virus has been viewed in a negative light, which is under stably so. Corona Virus has come into the picture and has messed up plans, careers, families and nations. A terrible act. If Corona Virus was a human, it would be punished accordingly. Considering global tragedies such as Corona Virus, it can be difficult to see the benefits of a pandemic. There are positives in every negative situation, there are even benefits of a pandemic. With Corona virus, the benefits are unclear at the start, but seemingly become more evident as the pandemic becomes our society’s new normal. When struggling with negative thoughts about our current issues, try to think about the wonderful benefits of a pandemic that loom in the shadows of the sadness brought on by the virus.
1. Become In Touch With Inner Most Self
This is a great opportunity to take time for yourself. Everyone is always on the go and busy. That is just the high achieving culture of our society. It can be difficult for us to slow down, and take life as it comes. We are always trying to change what is out of our control. This is a situation where we cannot do that. One of the biggest effects of the pandemic is the widespread unemployment several Americans are experiencing. This can be a very daunting task to see unemployment as a benefit of a pandemic. Take this time to reconnect with activities that you love. This is the best time to start working out. Do small at home workouts. Anything to stay active. Take this time to work on creativity. Creativity is a skill many lose since as they grow up. A sad truth. Creativity helps the soul feel at peace. For once in your life you can do nothing and see nobody. Take this time provided by the pandemic as a chance to focus on yourself. Focus on self-care. Focus on putting yourself first before your job, your social life, and your hectic schedule.
2. Opportunities For A Fresh Start
This is the perfect chance presented to you by the universe for a fresh start. If life was not working out the way you intended, take this as a sign to reinvent yourself. If suddenly finding yourself unemployed, use this time to go back to school. Further your education, and better yourself. The year 2020 is a hard year to graduate college in with less than ideal circumstances. If graduating in 2020 think long and hard about what you want the future to look like. As mentioned before, this is the perfect time to bite the bullet and go back to school to further your career, or choose a new path in life. Take the leap. Create new beginnings. There is never personal growth by staying in the comfort zone.
3. Take Time To Organize
By chance do you have a room in your house where all the extra clutter in your life has accumulated over the years. Even if it is not a junk room, maybe it is a junk drawer. Everyone has a space purposed for storing extra clutter. One of the benefits of a pandemic is using this time for fresh beginnings. Take this time to reorganize and declutter the living space. Having an organized home helps make a person more functional. Clearer space, clearer mind. Use this as an opportunity for spring cleaning on steroids. Go through old clothes. See what can be sold, donated, or thrown away. Go through old files. The receipts from 5 years ago are probably not a necessity. Deep clean your car and home! If you are feeling up to it maybe tackle the attic or basement. Much of the stuff found can be repurposed, or given to those in need. Let the old “clutter” help those in need if the item is gently used.
4. Forming Better Bonds With Family
Family is so important! At the end of the day, this may be all you have left. For the most part, family always sticks together. A bond between family members can be so strong. There is something so comforting about the fact that family will always be there to rely on. Family does not need to be related by blood. A family can be close friends who consider one another family. Many people are struggling with the tragic loss of their family members during the pandemic. If your family is alive and healthy you should be so grateful! Be extra loving towards your family. Since free time is a benefit of a pandemic, use the extra free time to spend with loved ones. Watch that movie with your family. Facetime your grandparents if you are lucky enough to have them around. Make it known that you love your family. During tough times like these, a simple I love you can make all the difference to someone struggling to come to terms with our current events.
5. The Earth Becoming Cleaner
With everyone staying off the roads and at home our earth is becoming drastically clearer. It is amazing to see how in such a short time, such big changes can be happening to our planet. Positive changes, not negative changes. Pollution levels have plummeted all over the globe, not just in America. People working remotely has everyone cutting down on driving. This is one single task that people have cut back on but, it has made such an incredible difference for our planet. Carbon emissions in big cities have fallen. Noise and light pollution has decreased too. By forming new habits, we are helping to restore our beautiful planet.
Corona Virus has in a lot of ways wrecked our society, but at the end of it we rise stronger than before. Take the negatives as you will, but try to look at the benefits of a pandemic. This period can be used for a period of growth. A period of growth where we can simultaneously better ourselves while bettering our society as a whole.