COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Our Lifestyle
COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Our Lifestyle

COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Our Lifestyle

 How Has COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Our Lifestyle

Since the past couple of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our lifestyle. During the complete lockdown season, major changes in lifestyle were seen. A society that always loved interacting with each other was prohibited to interact with one another. People now have started to adopt a new way of living introduced because of the pandemic. There has been a significant change in our lifestyles because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people liked this change while some disliked it completely.  

The first prominent change we saw during this pandemic was the change in the way people used to greet each other. Just before the pandemic people used to greet each other through handshakes, high fives, and hugs. Whether formal or informal, every greeting was by the means of physical contact. Since now this pandemic has become a part of our lives the physical greetings have switched to verbal greetings, traditional Namaste, and other innovative ways to avoid any physical contact. 

Another change this entire world has witnessed is that people have now started working from home. Not only workers but also for students the system of online classes has started. Whether it is a formal business meeting or a lecture for the students, everything is being conducted through video calls. Now with this shift, people can easily spend more time with their family members. For some multi-national organizations, this change has worked so well that they have decided to switch to work from the home strategy.

The best chance we have experienced in our lives during this pandemic is the improvement in personal hygiene. People who never liked to wash their hands or had a view that their hands were always clean now wash their hands multiple times a day. Interestingly hand sanitizers, which only a few bothered to use, went completely out of stock because of an increase in demand.

Believe it or not, the way we used to enjoy and chill with our friends has also changed. Even the way we used to meet with one another has changed entirely. Now instead of going to parties, restaurants, or cafe, we prefer using video calls. There was a time when we used to watch movies together in cinemas but now we watch them using Netflix. Although life has changed a lot still the fun we had with our friends is the same.

There was a time when we used to observe huge crowds around us, especially on the streets during peak hours. Remember how problematic it was to walk in those streets. Well, now everything has become different. Even those busiest streets now look empty. The reason is that this pandemic has frightened the people so much that they now prefer to stay indoors.  

Shopping was taken as a fun activity before this pandemic popped up. Like we went with our friends or family and used to pick out our favorite even if we didn’t have enough money we would just window shop or pass our comments on the items. Well, now we prefer shopping online. Although this is a fast and easy way to shop for goods there is no fun in it. 

Wearing masks has now become mandatory for everyone. Usually, masks were associated with the doctors but now they have become a new normal. In the beginning, it felt a bit odd but now everyone has got used to it. Just because the demand for masks increased its price shot up. From daily wear DIY masks to fancy masks for functions, we can find them all. 

This COVID-19 has surely changed our lifestyle. From minor hygiene change to major economic we have seen a complete change in our lifestyle. For some, this change has proved to be good but some haven't acknowledged this change. Well as a responsible person we should adapt to these changes and get going. Though we miss the collective fun and activity we used to have during the pandemic but we can’t ignore the fact that we have seen death very closely and this has strengthened our bond with our Creator.