How’s 2020 Been Treating You?

Never have imagined that the year of 2020 could be such a wild rollercoaster ride or surprises but unpleasant ones for most of us. One day we welcome a hopeful new year, the next day turns out it’s already June and six months have passed without we even realized. Feels like only yesterday we celebrate, but now we are all distressed.
So many questions, so many emotions poured along the way… Can our life be back to normal? How long can we hold on any further?

Unplanned, unexpected and totally unwanted! The amount of loss in any aspects (physically, mentally, financially, etc) people having out there are unbearable. Should you and your close ones have been affected personally, my thoughts are with you. Things will not remain the same, however you just need to keep that light left going in life. Know that the pain will pass, and when it does you’ll be stronger.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” -Helen Keller

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP?

For the frontliners, our sincerest salute for you all being out there doing the best you can.
The most important, as you all surely know- always maintain personal hygiene. It’s vital for employers and employees to have self-awareness and follow strict procedures of how to minimize contacts with fellow workers or even your customers. For others, do your part by staying at home as much as you can, only go out if necessary and wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your own protection. In addition, there are many local or global organizations out there raising donations to help families that has been extremely impacted by the Covid-19. Be a helping hand!
At the end of the day, even a little faith and pray could go a long way than you expected. Keep your loved ones in your thoughts and prayers every now and then.

“Where there are no words… know the silences are carrying the thoughts and prayers of all who love you.” -Dawn Dais

HOW LONG CAN WE HANG ON ANY FURTHER?

Being at home doesn’t mean relax or day off to some of you, however it means Work From Home (WFH) which basically still doing the same thing as in the office though with limitation. And fair to say, the amount of bustle pretty much occupied the time😅. Meanwhile, there are students who ought to depend on the internet for subject studies, and as well teachers who have to think outside of the box to deliver materials in simplest way for students to understand. Not to mention, those housewives who are overwhelmed with the extra work at home- the one and only multitasker; maintaining the comfort of home, doing households, at the same time helping the kids with homework.
It’s a lot to bear in such troubled times indeed but if only you could hold on a little longer we all know things will get better eventually.

“No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going. -Helen Wilson

HOW TO STAY OCCUPIED WHILE BEING AT HOME?

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience or invent something new. And perhaps while being at home you can occupied yourself with a list of ideas to try below:

1. Do major cleaning
It’s a perfect time to do spring cleaning that has been long overdue. Those last season outfits or unwanted bags could be up for donation, or else you can preloved them and earn some extra money.

2. Learn new recipes
Explore your old family recipes that has been handed down through generations, (or even if you couldn’t find any, thank god there is Internet🙂), give out some tester for friends-relatives to comment of, and if it turns out a success perhaps you can help providing meals for nearby food pantry at your area. Opening a small business of pre-order food will be a great start too.

3. Sign up for online courses
Proverb once said, “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” Whatever passion you’re at, there are plenty of online courses available to sign up. Focus on learning, earn certificate of achievement, and you’ll be ready to conquer the world when everything is back to normal again.

4. Finish reading your books and start writing
Wake up today and spare your time to finish reading the goddamn book that has been remained untouched for so long on your shelf. Try not to get tempted to buy a new one if you haven’t done reading the old ones yet.
Only thereafter, perhaps you may consider to start writing (?). Anything- as simple as a blog diary, recipes of your own, tutorials, list of famous restaurants and your personal reviews. Anything.

The best way to think: write

The best way to build: write

The best way to learn: write

The best way to teach: write

Complex thoughts, plans, or ideas become clear.

– Web Smith –
Happiness is a state of mind

NEVERTHELESS…

If somehow during this quarantine time you don’t achieve any new skills, nor read any new books, nor finish your study, nor get anything done- it’s completely fine. Just remember the essential part of what we really need: stay sane, stay healthy! Life isn’t always a matter of productive competition. Don’t let your mind caught further in addiction of bustle, nor the admiration of other’s achievement lead to your own depression. Do whatever makes you most comfortable during this time, even if it means doing nothing🙂.

“We will survive, you and I.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

To all of you out there, hold on a little longer please! ❤


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