Celebrating Life: What I learned in this Lockdown

Lockdown has brought the world to test the power of resilience at its best. My life before the lockdown was quite similar to these lockdown days. As I am an introvert girl, I don’t talk much with my neighbours. I don’t go for shopping or recreation purpose, I don’t hang out with my friends. I don’t spend time much in outside. Rather, I spend the whole day in home studying and preparing for PSU sector jobs. Sometimes, I sing, sometimes, I write. When I am not studying or singing or writing, one can see me doing crafts, or occasionally trying my hand in cooking too. Sometimes, I go for evening walk, spend time with nature and play with children.
And I meditate.

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This is my simple lifestyle since I passed out of college. I didn’t join software sector and skipped many job opportunities in the past years. I am jobless and I don’t work from home.

So, what’s new in my life in this epic phase of Lockdown?? When I am still living my life in the same way I am doing it for past six years.
I asked myself.
And I found my life a black and white one, with no adventure and thrill at all. Perhaps, I am a boring, shy, introvert girl who loves to live in her little world surrounded by her inner circle. This ‘Good Girl’ is an ordinary one who tries hard to keep her sweet and innocent avatar alive as long as possible. She has been always honest to her views and opinions.
So, what’s new to me in this phase? Is there anything to cherish this period forever?
I asked myself, once again.

And then, I found, this ‘Good Girl’ is no more good at all. She is no more sweet, innocent and shy like her younger self. For years, she was roaming like a Vagabond in the valley of loneliness and isolation. Throughout the years, Loneliness was her only companion and she embraced Isolation for her own betterment. And finally, this Vagabond found her home.
She found her home in her newly earned identity. That she has become a rebel now.

A rebel girl, reborn with the power of resilience, to redefine her life and rewrite her story.

And she believes, this is enough to name the lockdown a memorable one for her.

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While this was the biggest revelation I received in the lockdown phase, there were some more I came across while writing my own journal.

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Here are the things that I learned in lockdown phase:

Be grateful:

In this phase, I learned to be grateful for everything I have. At first, I wake up in morning saying Thank You to life. I am alive and this is the best gift one can ever receive. Life is big, every breathe is a gift from the divine grace. Every breathe is the messenger of life. Be grateful, you are alive.

Be happy with what you have:

You have everything. You have food on your plate, you have roof above your head. You have clothes, you have the strength to create the life you wish. You have everything that makes one happy. Be happy whatever life has in store for you.

Trust each other:

When life hits you hard to spend days after days in a small space, you don’t have much to do outside, try to build your own little happy world. Trust each other and build strong relationship with everyone in the family. Forget, forgive.

Celebrate togetherness:

The little space you own in this big world, belongs to your family. The ones who were, who are and who will be with you always you need a hand to hold, a shoulder to weep. They are your forever happiness. When the outer world is squeezed to this little word inside the home, celebrate togetherness every day in a new way. Make this world a happy one, help each other to stay positive. Let this togetherness be your real strength.

Take care of your mental health:

While being cocooned to a smaller space for an unlimited period of time, it’s quite obvious to fall mentally sick. Additionally, there are lots of negative news we are hearing these days. So, it’s obvious to feel suffocated with stress, depression, anxiety, frustration and many more. But, don’t let these control your life. Remember, there is still hope. There is still positivity around us, you just need to find them. Like your physical health, take care of your mental health. Meditate daily. Meditation will help you to calm your inner self.

Minimalist Lifestyle:

You will never know how little you need to live a simple life of peace, happiness, and joy, until the world will push you hard to live a minimalist lifestyle. Stripped to a life where you bring home only the things you really need makes you realize that life is best when you live it with little demand and big salutation. Lockdown has made me learned this amazing fact about life.

Be resilient, this too shall pass:

Whatever it takes you to stick to the storm and be strong, just do it. Your power of resilience is the only power that will make you a winner after the storm will pass. In this phase of lockdown, the only thing we can do is to pray from heart and soul to the Almighty for bringing hope and restoring peace in the world. Be resilient, have faith, this too shall pass.

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Life is beautiful. There comes a chapter that makes you learn a lots of things in the walk of life. Welcome the little happiness with gratitude and be compassionate. Life is big. Celebrate life with all you have. 
Let’s pray together for this scary phase to go away as soon as possible. Let’s pray for good health, let’s hope for peace. 

Let’s hope for a better tomorrow. 

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The Future After COVID-19: Full of Hope and Happiness

25 thoughts on “Celebrating Life: What I learned in this Lockdown

  1. Lovely article Swarnali! You may have transformed from your avatar of ‘good girl’ to wearing the cape of a ‘rebel girl’ , but you have continued spreading the positivity, hope and joy to people through your writing. Keep going girl!
    I echo your learnings from this lockdown point by point. These certainly lay foundation to creating a better world…

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Jyoti. Yes I believe gratitude is the foundation of a happy life and peaceful world. Thanks for your love and support. Means much! Hugs πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ’

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  3. Being honest to ourself is the best gift we can give to ourself and you have already done that. You know what you are doing. You can feel the change in you. That is more important. I hope you are enjoying it. Be happy always and always spread the positivity around you. And yes, who says that you are jobless? You have a blog so you are a blogger and now an author too…right?

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  4. Yes Alpana I am enjoying blogging and writing to the core. Thanks for stopping by. I will remember your words. They will motivate me. Thanks for the love and support. πŸ™‚

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  5. Aww such a positive and uplifting post..and I m little surprised to know the fact that you are shy and introvert person..same here, I m just like you..I had never felt that you are introvert..now your post..it is super awesome and I loved all the points and learning you had mentioned here. Indeed be grateful and live in moment is best thing to reduce fear and anxiety associated with this dreadful situation.

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    1. Thank you Dr, Surbhi. Yes am still an introvert girl but am trying to interact with people as much as I can. I am very glad to know that you loved the points i have stated here. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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  6. Beautiful, Swarnali. You are a word weaver for sure. I wish I could borrow this from you. At times I feel reading helps and I haven’t read many books since long. Lovely post to keep yourself afloat in this pandemic times.

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    1. Thank you so much Di. I am really glad to know that you loved the post. I just shared my own experience here. Thanks for stopping by here. Do read books Di. They’re our own place to float. πŸ™‚πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy πŸ™‚ Even I have some people around me, like the ones you stated here. Poor soul. Whatever it takes, we have to be hopeful always. Thanks for your kind words. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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      1. In the new normal I have to agree everyone is going through a lot of issues but they are all very different and some are so dangerous that makes us all very scared. The only thing that we all have same is our learning and lessons from this lockdown. Like your mine are happiness, abundance and gratitude. Lovely read dearπŸ‘

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  7. Beautiful Swarnali…I am pretty much like you. There is no big change except for the occasional outings with my son. But what frustrates is the uncertainty of the current situation, we don’t know for how much it is going to be like this, until then just stuck to the hope only.

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  8. I love the lines, Life is beautiful. There comes a chapter that makes you learn a lots of things in the walk of life. Welcome the little happiness with gratitude and be compassionate. Life is big. Celebrate life with all you have.
    What a beautiful and well-written post. πŸ™‚

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