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Well it’s that time of the year.

Honestly I am not sure what time of the day, or month it is. 

Days and months have just been blending into one. 

But the thought keeps coming up in my mind is that, I don’t know when in life will I ever get this much time again.

In this post i will like to talk about some of the quarantine lessons I have learnt during all this free time I have had thanks to the the lockdown.

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Quarantine Lessons I Have Learnt in the past 3 Months

1.Every moment you spend with yourself is valuable

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Oh yes it is!

This is one of the most important quarantine lessons one could ever learn.

When you get to spend quality time with yourself you understand what your needs are and you learn to appreciate your thoughts. Most importantly you learn to value yourself as an individual more, rather than someone who is just part of a group. 

If you’re wondering if being if being alone is good for you, you need to chceck out this post which clearly details why everyone deserves alone time, how to embrace loneliness and some of the best ways to spend time with yourself.

You will never regret learning to love spending time alone, it’s a super power

2.Cooking is a form of connection, art and joy

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An activity that has had a real renaissance this quarantine is cooking. 

People who had never even stepped into kitchens before have taken their baby steps following Tasty recipes, whipping up dalgona coffees and mug cakes and what not. 

What people have begun to realize is that cooking is a truly enjoyable activity that really shouldn’t be confined to a particular gender or type of person. Just because you are really busy, doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy cooking and just  because you are really lazy also doesn’t mean you will not enjoy cooking. 

It’s a beautiful way to feel the joy of creating something out of nothing, connecting with the people around you or doing something extra special for yourself. 

And even if you are a disaster in the kitchen you must admit the process is still pretty fun. 

Here are some super easy recipes you could try right now:

3.It’s never too late to start new hobbies

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Hobbies do not have an expiration date. This is one of the most crucial quarantine lessons I learnt.

You can never be too young or too old to try something new or even return back to doing something you used to do as a child. 

In fact, something that became quite obvious within the first few weeks of this quarantine is that for most of us if we take away our jobs or college / school, commuting, spending money at bars / restaurants / shops, and scrolling /bingeing – there really wasn’t much that we did for fun or for ourselves. 

It was an absolute joy to see people from all over the world going back to board games, childhood activities, doing puzzles and dancing for fun and not just for Tik Tok. 

4.It’s never too late to follow your passions

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Oh and another wonderful outcome of this quarantine that for some people it has become a blessed opportunity to follow their true passions rather than stick to their 9-5s

A lot of new  websites and social media accounts have popped up where people are following their passions whether it is showcasing their hobbies or reviewing products and things they love or just creating content or sharing information that only they can. 

Whether you are 14 , 24 or 34 or 44 or 64 or 84, if you feel like you are nurturing a passion that you will regret not pursuing on your deathbed, please do something about it. 

Trust me, it’s not the trying that you will regret. It’s the not trying at all. 

5. You should have started saving ages ago

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I worked a job for two years, barely saving anything. Honestly, I wasn’t being paid much but…. I could have saved something. 

And that would have been such a boon for me during this bottleneck of a market that we are stuck in right now. 

But I also am an irrational optimist on my good days who truly believes it’s never too late to start. 

So even if you haven’t started yet. Just put the smallest amount you can put aside today and then do the same next month and the month after. 

6.Never stop learning and growing – its the only thing that matters

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At every single point of our lives, there is only one certain truth and that is there is always more to learn and always more room to grow. 

The unknown and un-experienced ideologies, knowledge and experiences is what keeps life interesting. 

No matter what age you are, you can always find something new to learn and some way to improve yourself. It can be something like learning a new language or improving your posture. 

There is always something more that you can do to become fascinated with life once again. 

7. Helping others and being of service is the best way to feel good and reduce guilt

Even though we are all at home safe and sound, we aren’t oblivious to the fact that there are many others who either can’t afford the same privileges that we can or have no choice but to put their life on the line every single day. 

This is a truth that exist even before the Covid-19 era but it has become more pertinent  now. 

Although we may not be able to provide shelter and food to everyone who needs it or protect everyone who has to put their life on the line, we can do other things and help the people around us and in our community to add some amount of good into the world. 

Whether it’s purchasing groceries for elders in your community, or playing online games with people who are quarantining alone, you can always do something to put some good out there. 

8. Your childhood trauma never really goes ago, it comes back in different forms

A downside of alone time, silence and lack of activity, is that it gives your imagination and subconscious, a chance to really take the wheel because you really aren’t using your faculties up there as much as you used to. 

This is a dangerous territory. 

There are many who are struggling with repetitive thoughts and fears that seem like they just won’t go away. 

You may be wondering why these thoughts have come back now, what is happening, I thought this was over etc, etc. 

Remember the mind is a tricky little minx that likes to hold on to bad memories and surprise you with it so that you NEVER FORGET. It is it’s own special way of protecting you from making the same mistakes or ending up in a bad situation again. 

One of the main ways that you can try to counter that is by adding some routine into your life. Decide some activities you want to do in a day and keep yourself occupied.

I wrote a guide on how to stay productive in quarantine recently, you can check it out here

Another way is to deal with the trauma once again. But this is only if you are open-minded and willing to deal with it once and for all. 

I found this incredible video on YouTube by and I think it could really help a lot of you. I must warn you the video is long, but I believe it is worth it. 

9. Read read read

Books are such a huge resource. Most times it’s an amalgamation of all the experiences a n individual has had in their life. And this is probably one of the best quarantine lessons I could share with you.

Imagine getting all that wisdom without having to actually interact with another human? Books are basically an introvert’s wet dream. 

It’s also a great way to experience fantasies, places and cultures that you haven’t had the chance of experiencing yet. 

Fin

With that we come to the end of this post about the quarantine lessons I have learnt in the past 3 months. I hope you found some value in it.

Leave your favourite points in the comments below. 

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