Life as we know it has been put on a temporary hold. In an unprecedented course of events, several restrictions have been introduced and we eagerly await the day until we wake up back to a normal life, where we can feel safe with human interactions. In this article, we shall delve in some of the things we used to take for granted and now do miss immensely.
Although we can still have some events with several restrictions, it is simply not the same. In a pre-COVID-19 time, we would typically be invited to several events, some we would blatantly reject attending. In a world where we now ache for a relaxed and enjoyable event, you can bet that once we have the pandemic under control, attendances will indeed spike to make up for lost time. An event where you can eat and drink with no concerns, together with the approval to dance as much as you please, we really did underestimate the fun that was at our disposal!
Although travelling is once again an option, it is still subject to several restrictions and the general sentiment remains one of fear. We have grown accustomed to travelling with peace of mind, once or several times a year. Travelling with restrictions and excessive caution hinders the experience and many would be hesitant to book a flight.
Perhaps one of the things that we took most for granted. Although it is an activity of a few seconds, many definitely miss the close interaction and icebreaker that a handshake provides when you meet someone for the first time, or after a long time. The spread of COVID-19 has made shaking hands a less acceptable activity as it is highly unrecommended by health authorities.
Working from the office
Whilst some may have slowly started to return back to the office, many companies have adopted a more cautious approach with several employees still working from home. Although many had advocated the options of working from home, many now do miss their usual routines and a part of that used to be making your way to the office every day.
Schools and peace of mind
The approach of a new scholastic year is bringing upon most a certain degree of anxiety. The day when parents can send their children to school, knowing that it is a safe environment will indeed be a beautiful day.