Hate lock down? Here are a few reasons to love it.
More livable cities.
The air is better. The streets are pretty empty. And it’s quiet. Go for a walk, cycle. Look at the sky and all the little things you normally are too busy to notice. If you don' feel like going outside or can’t, sit on the balcony if the weather is good, enjoy the sun and fresh air and video chat with your friends.
More time to do what you always put off.
Most people are time-deprived: they spend much of their day just commuting and working. Guess why the Walking Dead is so popular — that’s your life!
Now you can live without eating brains.
Kids and family and pets often as not get minutes rather than the hours you can now give them.
OK…you live alone. So, clean, do some minor repairs, rearrange the furniture, dust the bookshelves. Make it the house a home — and not just a place to crash and sleep.
You might also consider all those hobbies you never do. Hey! What if you retired?
Get to work on that novel. Or that new business idea. Reach out to all those people you have been meaning to call or contact but never do. Make make some new friends. It’s easy to do that online. Even Tinder is opening its services worldwide. Expand your horizons. Open your world. Social distancing is not isolation — quite the opposite.
Stress comes in many forms. While any change in routine or habits increases stress including lockdown for some, you will find that you can reduce the mental and emotional wear and tear of banal life in a lot of ways — just by staying home.
For example, if you are banished from the office to work at home, there are huge advantages.
You can work at your own space. You aren’t cramped into in a tiny cubicle in a stress position, listening to someone fart next door. No more boring meetings in uncomfortable chairs, wondering how long you can hold your pee. No more PowerPoint meetings! They will send you the PP files, which you can skip through in minutes, without some idiot taking an hour to explain what you already know.
You won’t have to make nice to that asshole boss or any of the other assholes. Prostitutes don’t kiss their clients, now you don’t have to kiss ass.
And: in the office, you can’t access your favorite porn site!
You will get your work done fast, in half the time or less. Then take a nap, watch TV or browse the internet. If you are religious, God created Netflix on the 8th Day.
How much money do you waste on “entertainment”. Movies, restaurants, bars, coffee shops. Most of this is “social”. But almost none of it really improves your relationships. The nitty gritty of real relationships is communication, empathy, caring and sharing — all of which you can do on WhatsApp or Messenger.
If you have a partner, indulge your fantasies. Order sexy lingerie online. Yes, it’s Nooky Time. And you have the perfect opportunity. Male or female, get slutty.
If you don’t have a partner, go online and make friends. Lock down won ‘t last forever. Online dating is a thing — but it takes a lot of time normally to sort through all the people out there to find the One or Two who share your psychological kinks.
Oh, and telephone sex can be great!
I am sure you can think of more reason to love lockdown ! If you do, share some comments. We all benefit.