Over the past few months, Coronavirus completely changed our lives. While the environment began to heal, people were caged indoors. Major lifestyle changes were seen. A society where people love social interaction were forbidden from it. People began to adapt, and now, a new way of living has emerged. Whether you’ve realized it or not, there have been so many changes in our everyday lives because of coronavirus, that would have never happened. While some like the change, some do not. Here’s how COVID 19 has changed your everyday life, along with some fun before and after gifs!
We greet people on a daily basis in some way or the other. During the pre corona days, greetings were in the forms of handshakes, high fives, and hugs. Be it personal or professional, every greeting had some form of physical contact. Now, with the coronavirus, people are either switching to verbal greetings, the traditional namaste, or finding other innovative ways to greet people without any physical contact.
One of the major changes we’ve seen is work from home. Even for students, online classes have begun. Meetings and lectures are now done through video calls. Work from home lets people spend more time with their family and also there is no time spent commuting. Even after the Coronavirus, some companies have decided to continue work from home for their employees.
3. Washing Hands
The best thing that has come out of this entire situation of COVID 19, is an improvement in personal hygiene. All those who never liked washing their hands or who believed their hands were always clean, now have to wash it multiple times in a day. Sanitizers went out of stock because of the sudden increase in demand. The amount of time we now spend washing our hands is very rightly shown through the second gif.
No more thinking of what you need to wear each day! Ever since the lockdown because of Coronavirus, most of us have been chilling in our PJs each day. For those who hated wearing formals to work, this has been the best thing that has happened. No more OOTDs, people haven’t seen their jeans in months! Everyone is super relaxed and comfortable in their PJs.
5. Meeting Friends
Corona or no corona, you will always spend time with your friends. The way you meet them has definitely changed though. From chilling with your friends at cafes and restaurants, we now meet them through video calls. From watching movies at the theatres to watching together using Netflix party. The way we meet our friends might have changed, but the fun is still the same.
Remember going anywhere and having a huge crowd around you? The streets were always busy, any space was always filled with people. During peak hours especially, walking on crowded sidewalks was always a problem. Well now, that has completely changed. The busiest streets looked the emptiest during the lockdown. Most people are indoors only, so whenever you step out now, the roads are usually empty!
Shopping earlier would be fun as you picked your favorites from the store. You would shop for clothes, shoes, groceries, and more. Well now, shopping is mainly done only for essentials and groceries. Just like the second gif, we end up taking whatever we find, because the things we may want are out of stock. We now shop for a lot of chips that are perfect as midnight snacks and binge-watching snacks.
8. Food and Beverages
From grabbing a coffee while on your way to work and dining out, we’ve now turned our home into a restaurant and cafe. From Dalgona coffee to pizzas, pasta, cakes, ice creams, and other dishes, everyone has begun experimenting with food. We’re the chef, the servers, and the customers as well! Because of cooking at home, people have begun saving money that would be spent on regular dine outs.
Everyone waited for the weekend, TGIF events were hosted all over. Who didn’t like going out, would catch up on some sleep and chill at home. Now everyone’s weekends have a new task to do… yes, household chores. People’s skills in sweeping, dusting, cleaning and doing the dishes have improved a lot because of the coronavirus
Wearing a mask is now mandatory when stepping out. Earlier we would associate masks with doctors, but now they are the new normal. Although it may have felt a little odd at first, everyone’s got used to it now. With the increase in demand, the price of masks shot up. From DIY masks for daily wear, to fancy masks for weddings, we’ve seen it all. It’s like our accessories have now been replaced by masks!
Our lives have been definitely affected by Coronavirus. Right from minor hygiene changes to major economic changes, we are now seeing a different type of lifestyle. Our everyday lives too have been changed, some for the good and some not. We’ve got to adapt and get going with this new phase!
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