I’m on Day Three of true lockdown here in the UAE, though pseudo-lockdown has been going on for a week or so. Besides the superficial changes to my life (like barely ever going outside, and having zero in-person catch ups), I’ve also noticed some deeper changes - not all of them negative.
Probably the most unexpected change for me is the fact that spending a whole day in my apartment no longer feels like a pathetic failure, or the pinnacle of laziness. It feels like a heroic achievement. And somehow, shedding the angst of “wasting my life” has allowed me to embrace those long days indoors, and make the most of them without feeling guilty.
The weirdest example is that I’ve started… inventing a board game. I don’t even play board games!
What about you guys? Noticing any deeper changes to how you think/feel/behave?