We’ve gotten so used to the lockdown life that the possibility of normalcy seems almost too unrealistic. But vaccines are being developed and unlocks are under way. Everyone is joining forces to see a world without the coronavirus.
While we are surviving this battle by staying indoors, might as well plan for our lives in this hopeful future. Maybe a new job, a vacation you didn’t take, a plan you kept for later, here are some ways in which you can make this isolation seem like a prequel to something beautiful:
1. Applying To University
There’s no age limit to learning. Even parents and grandparents seek degrees well into their careers or even after retirement. Since, education has gone online during this time, maybe take a second to see whether you’d like to join the first offline endeavour when things restart. Masters Studies, College Wise are great sites to check out degrees or refer to a guidance counsellor. Use this time to prep for GMAT, GRE and CAT entrances as most deadlines are around December. Hence, apply now and enjoy your next September abroad!
2. Updating Your CV
Most people glance at their CV during placements and just leave them aside forever post that. It’s time to revisit that resume, add your current experience and maybe even take a gander at your goals and whether they’ve changed over the years. Elon Musk’s CV is one of the best known references and sites like Zety and Resume genius are great references for templates and samples respectively. Maybe a glance at your CV could even determine the career choice you take on next.
3. Looking For Your Dream Home
While most of us are isolated in our homes, many have had to move back to their hometowns. During this time of staying in, we’ve realised the importance of our indoors more than ever. So, why not look for an upgrade or change of pace once everything is back to normal? Sites like NoBroker and MagicBricks or even Facebook groups like Flats Without Brokers provide incredible options across the board.
Move out with friends or a partner, or just go solo, but the apocalypse is a better time to check out a good view to go with it.
4. Exploring Dating Apps
The pandemic has forced most people to do the unthinkable, stay indoors and more so, want to make actual connections. When the present seems so unpredictable and we’ve all been bored at home for ages, every possible connection seems like a much needed gift. Many dating apps like Bumble, Tinder and Hinge are coming out of the woodwork to help people find the love of their life in this pandemic. So put yourself out there and maybe you could find your love in the time of corona or at least the motivation to get that quarantine workout started! A win-win nevertheless.
5. Bond With Family
Flights opening up during unlocks gives a really high possibility that we will be able to start traveling soon. Staying indoors with family has even made most introverts dream feel a sense of wanderlust. MakeMyTrip has its exclusive planner as a one-stop shop for planning and bookings but there are also blogs like PracticalWanderlust which highlight personal experiences to ensure that you make an informed decision. When it comes to the trip itself, group expenses apps like goDutch are a must-have. Enjoy your holiday care-free as you split bills with your friends, track balances and settle via UPI with just the click of a button. Make the world your oyster and explore away!
All of this dreaming and planning for 2021 is the best way to make the most of 2020. From studying abroad to travelling or even just thinking about your dream purchases, the ray of hope goes a long way.
Rather than wonder about when we’ll finally be able to go out, it’s time to think about what we’ll do once we’re out!