how to face pandemic and lockdown situation

Publish: 12:59 AM, April 11, 2020 | Update: 12:59:AM, April 11, 2020

Salehin Sunny:

Well, admit it or not, all of us have taken a hard hit from the recent pandemic and lockdown situation. Everyone around the world has a fear. Be it for their children, freedom or even jobs.

In these hard times, we must not let this fear take over us. Rather we should pay heed to the silver linings that this condition has to offer. Suddenly, we’ve got so much free time! It might be a sign from the Almighty.

We should remember that He is always looking over us and utilize this time in bridging the distance between the creator and us


Productivity from Home

It is time that we take the matter in our hands and make the best of this deluge of time available to us. Let’s discuss some ways with which we can boost our productivity in isolation:

Read Books

Missing your friends? Well, guess what? “there’s no friend as loyal as a book”. Books are pure wisdom. They are the food of thought. The readers of today are truly leaders of tomorrow.

This free time is a tremendous opportunity to read as many books as you can for the mind nourishes the most from reading books. Equip yourself with ideas of successful people and pave your way through this haphazard life!


Take Online Courses

This is an era of huge competition, and everyone is trying to win the race. The more extra effort you put in, the better result you’re going to get.

Online courses are a huge opportunity to develop different kinds of skills which will help you in your field. Taking an online course means you’ve gone the extra mile and the interviewers really encourage such activities.

There are many amazing sites for online courses, including Coursera and Udemy, which do provide many high-quality courses delivered by competent lecturers. Do try them!

Serve your Community

You might be getting bored with this routine and wanting to go out, but there are people in this world with bigger problems. Remember the daily wagers who can’t gather resources to fulfill their hunger!

Learning something is beneficial, but you become productive when you do something. Join charity foundations and donate as much as you can. If you are living in a backward area, then find deserving people around you and help them!


Start your Freelancing Career

If there’s one business which isn’t affected much from this condition, it’s freelance. Freelancing is a very productive way of polishing your skills and earning good money.

Start doing gigs on Fiverr, Freelancer, Upwork or on literally any field you are interested in. Invest your time in this regime, and you’ll find it totally worth it!


Take up Arms

If you are an engineering or a research student, you can contribute in many ways to help your country through this problem. Start working on safety mechanisms, quarantine management, resources management and what not!

This is a golden opportunity for you to utilize your skills where they are mostly meant to be used. Take the first step, and you will find help from unforeseen sources!

I’ve tried my best to give you a head start, but the struggle must be made by you if you want to come off the quarantine a better person than you were before.

I hope this article helps you in some way. Keep praying, keep fighting and never give up!