“Lockdown” as a word sounds too confining and too restricting, but in reality it is a time of self-introspection. Doing house chores completely by ourselves was never a thought earlier, but during this lockdown period, from house chores to self-grooming, everything on our own is an experience and learning by itself, seems lockdown has given us an opportunity to unlearn lot about our own selves and discover more than ever, gave me an opportunity to discover myself as home chef, writer, poet- . Have been upskilling myself even on professional front which in usual daily routine becomes a problem. From experimenting new recipes’ to try old traditional recipes’ and enjoying the same with family has been joyful, especially when you have restricted resources and material for your use. Planning has become an integral part of current life, from planning to go out to buy groceries, veggies etc. Life seems more disciplined and independent vs the life before lockdown where there was 100% dependency on house help.
5am – 9am – “Work for home” becomes 9am- 5pm “Work from home” and sometimes these hours are unending but unlike earlier times the effort seems flawless and without any regret and with more gratitude as I have a job intact in these rough economical rough weathers .Before lockdown always wanted a break to spend time with family, now been with them 24 * 7 gives sense of security & peace even in such hazardous times, spending quality time with my ageing mother, from having lunch together to listening to news update are now regular highlights of the day. During the times of pay cuts, cost cutting, budgeted life the family time gives us unending pleasure and reminds me of the song which is so true to the situation “ Thoda hain thode ke jarurat hain- Zindagi phir bhi yaha khoobsurat hain “