Society & Culture

Lockdown 6.0, let's discuss some positives!

Society & Culture

Posted by: yumna32125774

12th Sep 2021 02:53am

So we all have had it at this point with the unending lockdowns in Victoria. Let's discuss ONE positive outcome that the lockdown has had on your life.

Comments 22

bankstowngirl
  • 10th Nov 2021 08:58pm

I actually don’t mind lockdown as I get time to slow down and I liked having my kids off school .

Victoria30023309
  • 14th Oct 2021 05:38pm

I think one positive outcome the lockdown has had on me recently has solidified what I truly want to do in my future career path and that I want to become a mental health professional.

I specifically am looking to study and become a counsellor, because I think the pandemic has shown that the importance of looking after one's mental health is extremely important and should not be neglected. It is just as important as physical health as both affect each other.

I.e. physical health may have an impact on mental health and vice versa.

Victoria30023309
  • 14th Oct 2021 05:37pm

I think one positive outcome the lockdown has had on me recently has solidified what I truly want to do in my future career path and that I want to become a mental health professional.

I specifically am looking to study and become a counsellor, because I think the pandemic has shown that the importance of looking after one's mental health is extremely important and should not be neglected. It is just as important as physical health as both affect each other.

I.e. physical health may have an impact on mental health and vice versa.

Essie32125412
  • 13th Oct 2021 06:19pm

It has made my grandmother accept that she needs help and company which has resulted in her offering me a for me to live in the spare room so I now have my own space and can keep her company.

helhy
  • 9th Oct 2021 01:31am

I have saved money, not going to the local club, not buying meals, not playing the poker machines. Not buying stuff that I really don't need. Saved on petrol, $5 worth lasts me 2 weeks.

Bob
  • 8th Oct 2021 03:55pm

The hospital system would have been totally overloaded and unable to function properly if Victoria did not lockdown properly, the alternative would be a complete disaster with hundreds of people dying.

betty
  • 8th Oct 2021 11:31am

I don’t have positive thoughts everything in my life is negative,don’t know when is going to end.

margcafe
  • 7th Oct 2021 12:55am

I don't have a spot of dirt or dust in my house:-)

Zanyt
  • 6th Oct 2021 08:53pm

One positive outcome that the lockdowns have had is that I have discovered my neighbourhood. As we cannot go out I have been walking around the neighbourhood with my grandsons and we have discovered some wonderful areas, parks and walking tracks. We have also discovered what some other people have been doing during lockdown, like we have found that some people have made fairy gardens which is a wonder find for my grandsons they look forward to see every week what has changed.

Sil sil
  • 6th Oct 2021 12:12pm

Hygiene is on the map! Finally. Having less work meant I spent more time with my family which was/is great. Getting back into cooking, creating and investing in my home has refreshed everything. Health, exercise and positivity.

Samuel32053017
  • 5th Oct 2021 02:24pm

Able to reconnect with myself, also became a pretty good coffee maker to!

capfantastic
  • 5th Oct 2021 12:27am

One positive is that we don’t take our health for granted anymore. Another is that we are conscious of spreading disease which makes us wash our hands more and keep our distance. I hope that we can keep this up as the pandemic becomes endemic because flu viruses have been lower too. I have not had tonsillitis in 2 years.

yumna32125774
  • 5th Oct 2021 03:10am
One positive is that we don’t take our health for granted anymore. Another is that we are conscious of spreading disease which makes us wash our hands more and keep our distance. I hope that we...

Yes certainly! Although it is a deadly virus, the way to get around is pretty straightforward; sanitise, practice good hygiene and distance! If only we get into the habit of following these simple steps, we can save ourselves and our loved ones,not only from Covid-19 but other contagious diseases as well!

Genie
  • 2nd Oct 2021 11:59am

YES! This is something that needs to be aired more often. You are asking for just one!!! There have been so many positives out of this troubling time - where to start?
Firstly looking at the bigger picture. . . . the environment has benefitted! We have cleaner air and carbon emissions are down by over 5%. This has to be good, but can we sustain this? Probably not as business ramps up, but it does show us that it can be done!
Secondly, business is reassessing how business can be done in the future. There are many people who are quite happy to be working from home and have found that they can easily slot into the discipline required to be an effective ‘home based’ employee! Granted, there are those that have found it very challenging and with home schooling layered on top, it has not been easy!
Thirdly, there have been some inspiring stories of goodwill that have emerged as neighbours, small communities, and let’s not forget essential workers, deal with those that they see are in dire need. It brings a smile to my face when I read or hear about them and helps restore faith in humanity during a time that has thrown up some dreadful stories. I prefer to focus on, and internalise the inspirational because the other can be troubling.
At home, my garden has benefitted! With just a little bit of love and attention, small things have morphed into a colourful and uplifting small space.
Yes, the lockdowns have created a new normal in so many ways. I’m hoping that, as we return to life post-pandemic, positivity and selflessness will shine through and we can all recognise that these things are sent to try us. They give us the opportunity to reassess our behaviours and think of others . . . . and think how fortunate we are to live in this wonderful country.
That’s more than one positive outcome, I know, and there are so many more, but I can’t stop at one!!!

Xavier30587412
  • 2nd Oct 2021 10:40am

It's helped me focus on what's important and realise how valuable time is so I don't waste any opportunity to enjoy life.

PGS
  • 2nd Oct 2021 03:47am

No real change for me. Don't care if I don't have to go outside.

Koringanal
  • 1st Oct 2021 04:57pm

I live alone and have discovered that my life before these lockdowns was not much different to now. In fact, my rubbish bins go out more than I.
So on the positive side, when they finish, the lockdowns that is, I shall ake a positive effort to get out and about a bit more often.

Noels1968
  • 1st Oct 2021 04:50pm

Well, I have put on a fair few covid kilos (being disabled doesn't help nor does menopause) , so now the would be kidnappers will have a tough job picking me up hahahahaahaaaa

jtmorri
  • 1st Oct 2021 12:59am

Like Richard below, knowing how happy and what a contented life I have. Also planning ahead and being resourceful in sourcing items and doing Christmas shopping of gifts before October this year.

yumna32125774
  • 1st Oct 2021 02:07am
Like Richard below, knowing how happy and what a contented life I have. Also planning ahead and being resourceful in sourcing items and doing Christmas shopping of gifts before October this year.

Absolutely. The lockdown gave me a chance to bond with my daughter, which otherwise wouldn't have been possible.

Richard32171746
  • 30th Sep 2021 09:49am

I have realised how little I need to have a happy life.

dicky a
  • 29th Sep 2021 03:11pm

NONE ! A DISASTER BASED UPON TOTAL STATE GOVERNMENT INCOMPETENCE

Help Caféstudy members by responding to their questions, or ask your own in Café Chat, and you will get the chance of earning extra rewards. Caféstudy will match these and donate equally to our two chosen Australian charities.

AMCS
Australian Marine Conservation Society are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of scientists, educators and passionate advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over 50 years.
Reach Out
ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Their trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.