Self-Realizations While In Isolation

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Due to the coronavirus, the government required all the citizens of specific states to self-isolate. You may go out to purchase essentials, but that’s it—after shopping, you need to return home immediately. However, I took the isolation order to heart; that’s why I did not leave the house for exactly 70 days.

Whenever I needed to buy groceries, I would fill my cart online and deliver the items at my doorstep. If I could not find stuff there, I could hire a local delivery person to get them from the store for me.

But the highlight of the quarantine was the things that I realized while staying isolated from everyone. Here they are:

I Don’t Need Too Many Friends

Before going into isolation, I could not stand not to talk with at least ten people I considered as friends. Some of them were neighbors and colleagues; others were former classmates in high school and college. I used to think that having as many friends as possible was the reason for my happiness.

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This idea merely changed when the quarantine orders came, and I could no longer see all my friends. The one I frequently at the lobby of the apartment building lived a floor above mine, but we could not chat for long. I managed to call the others almost every day, but it gradually decreased as the days passed.

 The change did not come because my friends stopped answering me, no. I just realized that I did not need too many friends on my side. Instead, I should be happy with one or two individuals who would never leave my side.

I Can Survive A Week Without Partying

I refuse to see myself as a party animal, although that’s a nickname that my family has been linking to me for years. They say that it is because I act like my week cannot be complete if I cannot go clubbing.

In truth, I cannot blame my loved ones for painting me that way in their minds. Ever since I turned 21 years old, I made an unspoken vow to party at least once a week. It was technically a reward for myself for getting through the weekdays. Besides, I enjoyed drinking and dancing with friends too much, so I did not want to pass up an opportunity to hit the clubs with them.

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Despite that, the quarantine forced me to stop partying with anyone. None of the bars and clubs that my friends and I used to visit were closed for an indefinite period. Even meeting them during the day became inadvisable. I am merely not complaining about it now because it has made me see that I can survive a week—or a month—without partying.

I Feel Better When I Eat Healthily

I am no different from other young adults who are trying to make it big in the metro. I work for morning till night on weekdays; I live in a tiny apartment with two roommates to be able to pay the rent. This setup does not bother me, to be honest, considering it is easy to eat at fast-food chains.

However, as everyone stayed at home due to the coronavirus, most restaurants in my city had to shut down. A handful of them was stubborn enough to remain open, but they could only handle a few clients every day. Thus, my roommates and I had no choice but to buy a portable gas stove and cook our meals.

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Was it effortless for us? No! Sometimes, we would eat scorched rice or soggy noodles; other times, we would have half-burnt-half-undercooked meat. But once we got the hang of cooking, we managed to cook healthy meals, which made me feel better than ever.

Final Thoughts

I cannot promise that I won’t go back to my old habits once the quarantine is 100% done. Still, I already know better than to overdo everything, so I won’t go crazy when it comes to friendships, parties, and fast foods.

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