Realizations in the time of covid-19

1. Most people don’t really care. As long as it’s convenient for them, they’ll be quiet as if they don’t exist. But if the odds are not in their favor, they’ll make noise. And a loud one at that.

2. There’s no such thing as plenty of time for a procrastinator. You’ll always end up cramming no matter what.

3. Boredom can become your avenue to trailblaze wonderful things. No, it doesn’t have to be something that hasn’t been done by other people – establishing a book club, even if there’s only three people in it, just because you’re bored really says something.

4. If you’re working in an office setup, working from home is far more tiring because the pressure to be productive is more real when your boss relies on machine-recorded stats.

5. Zoom conferences are encouraged because it allows us to hide the mess in the background that is our home.

6. I work more effectively and efficiently when I am on my own.

7. Your 2020 planner is not a waste – there’s always, always something you can write in it, e.g., March 25, finished reading Harry Potter series; April 6, made dalgona coffee because I lost to Ultimate Crush’s FB challenge.

8. We are not working from home – we are at home trying to work amidst this global tragedy. It’s okay to be distracted and a bit unproductive.

9. Being positive isn’t about posting good things on social media. It’s about acknowledging the fact that the world is in deep trouble but still keeping faith that everything will eventually fall into their right places.

10. No matter how bad the situation is, it always has its silver lining. Like getting into your most coveted writing workshop, for instance.

When all this ends, I’ll take off my clothes, run to the ocean and scream from the top of my lungs how much I love you.

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