The pandemic is giving us a lesson in life, hope and death. Lockdown has made us see the natural world anew – let’s not waste it.

Feeling Isolated? Bored? How is work from home treating you?

Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that one in five Americans already work from home? This means that if you know fifty people, probably ten of them work from home at least one day per week and this number is rising faster than ever. Interesting fact, isn’t it?

Different people have a different take on work from home but work from home has definitely become eco friendly. How? Well have you checked the Air Quality Index of your city. Time to check it online. Working from home has definitely put a lot of lesser people on the road, lesser commuters means lesser traffic and lesser consumption of fuel.

Well anyway humans getting locked down and getting quarantined is letting mother nature much needed healing time. By no way I am justifying the deadly pandemic, but it has allowed the human race to slow down a bit & allow nature to take its healing course

And now that we are at home lets make this count. Let us have a look at a list of fun activities you can do at home or online and contribute towards mother nature too.

Plastic free home?

Quarantine has given you some free time to analyze your plastic usage or your plastic footprint.  In your duly busy schedule, the thought of contributing towards planet takes a back seat.

Have a look around your home. Your kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms have  a lot of plastic items that can  potentially be replaced by plastic substitutes. Identify or make a list of all such items that can be replaced. Take it as a challenge to make a particular room plastic free. Look up on internet to identify substitutes for these items. Do you know that as many organizations like Dropledge working on a similar cause?This fun filled activity can involve your family members too. How about  a #plasticfreekitchen on #lazysunday

Social Gaming

You already are social distancing and hopefully doing it well so Kudos to your efforts .

Are you facing a difficult time do keep your kids busy? Are you yourself having a tough time with the same?

There is an interesting game that hit the stores this January. Ocean Heroes! clean the plastic in the ocean. A game that contributes towards the social cause.I am sure the current generation, both kids and  adults are addicted to some game ,well this time get addicted to a game that will atleast teach your kids  about hazards of using plastic. Do your bit, be an #OceanHero

Health is wealth!

You have got a much deserved break . utilize it for getting back to a good shape. Along with you physical health focus on your a mental health too. Use this time to offload  your a stress a bit. Focus on healthy habits. Studies say it just takes 14 days of a consistent activity to become a habit. Good eating habits, exercises that can be done at home, yoga, meditation , breathing exercises, reading books, watching positive video content online just keeps your mental health in a good shape. Remember that after the situation comes back  you to normal you have to work  twice hard as you would work normally. So Prepare your mind & body for it.

 Along with you physical health focus on your a mental health too. Use this time to offload  your a stress a bit. Focus on healthy habits. Studies say it just takes 14 days of a consistent activity to become a habit. Good eating habits, exercises that can be done at home, yoga, meditation , breathing exercises, reading books, watching positive video content online just keeps your mental health in a good shape. Remember that after the situation comes back  you to normal you have to work  twice hard as you would work normally. So Prepare your mind & body for it.

Sharing is caring

There is a lot of charity work you can involve yourself while being quarantined at home.

Look up for some genuine charities and NGOs

Lot of NGO’s are doing genuine work and need  a lot support, Some need monetary support while others need volunteers. After the situation becomes normal you can be a Volunteer but for now you can definitely donate online. You can even donate money in state & central government based  relief funds. In Italy there was a full-fledged hospital that was built in under 15 days through crowdfunding.

Humanity needs you Mother Nature need you. Do a hero donate wholeheartedly

Read a book

The more you read the more your would know. Reading a book is a favorite pass time for a lot of people. Instead of getting bored and complaining about the free time and the lockdown why don’t we pledge to read a book. There are so many genres to choose from and so many avenues where you can read books from. In the current social media generation there is so much content available online. Whatever genre pleases you ,you can definitely read books related to that but you should certainly include a book or an online blog about environment and climate change related hazards. If u can’t contribute online or offline least we could do is read stuff and get acquainted with steps and processes where we can reverse the climate change. Read and teach your kids to read too.

Stay happy, stay positive, stay sanitized this is a phase it shall pass.

Let’s face this situation bravely, we are into this together

#wfh #newnormal #makeadifference #dropledge

Entrepreneur by Passion, Travel enthusiast & Adventurer with a software development background, Amey Bapat is a keen social environment observer & zealot

About the author : Amey Bapat

Entrepreneur by Passion, Travel enthusiast & Adventurer with a software development background, Amey Bapat is a keen social environment observer & zealot

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