2020 - a year that was… well, nobody's favorite to say the least! The beginning-of-the-decade year brought along a virus that shook the world beyond anyone's imagination. And what followed was too scary to be even fluently penned down - perennial distress, umpteen scientific researches, and most importantly, the loss of millions of lives across the world.
However, as they say, there's a ray of hope and positivity in even the most dreadful times; the COVID-19 situation is no different. The world saw some changes that show signs for a brighter future. Wondering what were those? Read on.
Ray of Hope: 5 Positive Impacts of The (Still Ongoing!) Pandemic Situation On Our Lives
Better Hygiene Habits:
Experts say that kids who've encountered the pandemic are likely to have better hygiene habits in the future. Well, not in vain. Since last year, the world has been stressing the importance of cleanliness, sterilization, and upkeeping hygiene. Thanks to the rules of masking, keeping things sanitized and clean at all times, people are more vigilant now. Besides people in general maintaining personal hygiene, the focus on public sanitation has also gone up. Some firms have incorporated innovative ways to prevent not just the coronavirus spread but all sorts of other infections in the future. With such practices in place, the world is sure to become cleaner.
Work-From-Home Going Mainstream
While remote working was already a popular concept in places like the Outer Banks before the COVID-19 situation arrived, it picked up pace during and after 2020. With lockdowns getting imposed for several months and offices shutting down indefinitely, it was only wise for companies to announce work-from-home for most of their employees. Had it not been for remote working, many companies would have taken huge losses, and billions would lose their jobs. Moreover, many employees claim to be having a better work-life balance after WFH becoming "the new normal." A (professionally) win-win situation for all.
Blooming Genuine Relationships
The busy, pre-covid times often allowed for less time to engage with our families and loved ones. Most of us were so "busy" living lives that nurturing our relationships took a backseat. The pandemic compelled people to stay closer to their loved ones while spending most of their working and idle time with them. Call it the lockdown effect or WFH dynamic -- parents can now mingle more with their children and couples get ample time to know each other better! Overall, staying together for extended hours and indulging in quality time with their families allowed many kinds of relationships to blossom in a way which is so much better and beautiful than ever before.
Cleaner & Safer Environment
No wonder this became a hot topic for debates in 2o2o. 2020 finally allowed the earth to breathe! With fewer cars on roads, there was a great decline in the air pollution levels. Carbon emission and footprint declined, too - along with everything else that adulterated the globe. The atmosphere went for a detox with industrialization and people on hold resulting in cleaner air, clear waterways, and nature smiling back at us. It is said that the water in the canals of Venice was clearer than ever, post the coronavirus crisis. Nature's way to say "thank you"; well, maybe.
Digitized Education System:
Who thought our kids would stop going to school and still learn ... better! With education going online in most parts of the world, parents were a little skeptical about its result and impact. However, with great resources, a revamped system, the new teaching method seems to be working out just fine. According to surveys, the digitized way of education is turning kids more interested in learning while making way for sharper minds in the long run. Well, we have to say it's a change worth welcoming and pay our gratitude to everyone responsible for bringing it.
While very little can be done to reverse the gloom of these uncertain times; they say, positivity is the best thing to ever happen to humanity. There's a ray of hope even in the darkest of times. So, even if a single point listed above made you smile in gratitude, we'll think our job is well done. Stay safe.
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