I love myself and tolerate myself a lot more than I initially thought capable. The quiet has actually been really comforting and nice.
Working remotely works ok
Spending more time with my plants and seedlings on the balcony
My biggest discovery is understanding how connected and tangled the world is. The global economy that we've created has a huge impact on a local scale.
Consent matters when it comes to working from home. I enjoy it when I know I can go out. Not when it's forced.
Life is still nice and ongoing
How vulnerable we really are as a human race.
I love the slow pace
Reflecting on the many activities that we could easily skip to improve the environment such as flights and car travel. Hoping employers will allow working from home for those who prefer it.
I have to (and want to) stay open to radical changes, adapt my way of thinking and stop trying to control things that cannot be controlled.
The ability to live with less
We succumb to irrational actions as a coping mechanism in the face of an event that is not within our means to control
Man is not the superior creature
I suffer from allergies
That I can live together with my son and not argue
That we are all in this together. No matter our race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. Us, humans, are all one and the bloody same. And about time we act like it.
That I took far too many things for granted (e.g. freedom of movement)
Time together makes us talk
how much power central governments still have over private businesses
How much we rely on services to enable working parenthood.
The true nature of human beings inability to think for themselves.
How much I miss touch. Not that relationship touch, but "regular" one, high fiving mates, hugging friends and so one.
I can live without so many things
That my husband can cook
A future of restricted travel
I found it Interesting the Differences and similarities between different cultures and various friends regarding reaction to the virus.
Zoom conversations are as effective as face to face conversations.
Our economy is fragile. I always knew this but seeing it crumple first hand makes that knowledge very real
My life is not that different
More companies should be open to remote work
I already knew I was good at being home but now I know I can adapt to working from home as well
So much can be done to combat climate change.
That I can work from home very easily
I am extremely fortunate, and I am surprisingly okay with being at home. (again, attributed to how lucky I am during these times to have a home, food, a job that allows me to work remotely).
Hobbies, craft and arts are so important.
Discovering new art forms
Honestly, we have enough here at home. We have each other and our good health (at least for now!). The sun is shining. The kids are taking it all in stride. My husband is patient, calming, and nurturing. I don't think I will ever take these simple things for granted again.
If I have work to do, and people to talk to about interesting things, I am happy. Or much happier than without.
How quickly nature restores itself from human pollution.
That I like staying ta home
Freedom to move is an important thing.
The power of love
noticing how the forced rest is bringing up a lot of positives too
I have found that without most of the things we were doing in life and used to think life is impossible with them, we can live and what is matter the most in life is health.
that I like being isolated ( I have a garden which helps),my interest in nature has returned, and I don't miss retail.
sedentary lifestyle can deteriorate your fitness & mental health fast
That I'm not as sociable as I thought. I love being alone in my flat.
How many mixed messages we receive from different governments and medical professionals
That . the life I was living before was taking me further away from my true values and happiness
staying and working at home even for long durations is manageable
I can WFH!
Heavily air polluted city like Jakarta can clear their smog within days of lockdown
That my job is pretty meaningless.
How dependent I am from social contact. Both professional and personal.
The fragility of the systems in place
How much I can miss social and physical contacts, How easy life I thought solid can be vanished, How little money I can spend for the essential life but yet How much money I need to spend for tax, rent, insurance
Difference between things you need and things to love to have
We need less
That I don’t need to see a lot of people and our home is a sanctuary
I think the amount of time we loose in a working day
My biggest discovery is our ability to be physically separated but mentally closer connected - however - there is a deep need of the "human touch"in the true sense of the word! When can I hug my friends again?
How introverted I actually am.
I always had time.
How much time and energy I waste in "normal" daily live on commuting to work. Now this time and energy opens up to do long walks, draw and read.
A feeling of global togetherness that I've never experienced before. From phone calls with family and friends around the world to videos going viral. It's quite the phenomenon.
We all are very vulnerable, death is inevitable
I enjoy being at home, which is a new thing for me. I'm actually happier now than I have been for a while
We need such pandemics to slow down the madness of human race
My inner introvert!
We may be physically apart but spiritually and mentally we all are connected
That I am profoundly connected online
Rare are the people that they can stay a long time with themselves.
How well people can rally together when faced with a crisis
Taking so many things for granted
A better connection with our toddler, and seeing his development come on in leaps
Nothing so far
progress has slowed down.
How quickly we can adjust to a new normal
How much people stand together
My interior world
The paths near my house through the woods where the family cycle every day
How fast humanity can adapt and innovate if we want to
my on fears
that i don't really need to go to bars, restaurants, or stores to live a fulfilling life
My company doesn't do anything of true value.
The shift of economy and reactions of different countries
It feels like that scene in Harry Potter where they use polyjuice potion to sneak into Bellatrix's vault in Gringotts but then the magic water comes down and washes all that away and all you see are a bunch of kids wearing ridiculous adult robes trying to rob a bank. I feel like that's happened to everyone and everything around me.
How easily I can produce less waste in my home.
I realized why dogs are always excited to go for walks.
People smile more in times of uncertainty
The extremes of selflessness and selfishness you see in people
That at the end of the day, it's really the small things that matter such as interactions with friends and family.
How much other people, even random people, contribute to a good life quality.
Importance of physical libery
Thriving working from home
My new workstation
I am at least 2x more productive working from home
That I cherish time alone even more than I thought.
Remote work is workable
That I miss my fitness so much
I am pretty good with my own and my ( grown 18&21) kids company. Even though I keep trying to make appointments with others - just out of habit.
I appreciate talking to people more deeply.
Our real basics and a simple life doesn’t cost much
staying home is not the same for everyone
Appreciate simple things in life, like a family meal or a ray of sunlight
The sense of connectedness with ‘strangers’ - waiting in line at the bakery we look at each other as if we are related. It reminds me of being pregnant, and experiencing other womens (mothers) open, positive, and implied glade when they looked at me...
actually we don't have to go to office to work
How much I value the green spaces near my home
My creativity and how it really comes to life when I don't have a lot to do
How environmental changes can drive innovation / adaptation of new technologies
It's fine that everyone works from home - we don't need to go to the office!
That we can completely shift our work mode to remote and get significant gains in clarity, communication, sense of belonging and productivity. Of course, we have lost the ability to forge deeper connections or engage in 'tough' conversations easily, but there have been positives that will stay with us too.
Zoom call (movie date by screen sharing), some "healthy" recipes/ drinks I've just tried during this pandemic
That we are starting to understand that we have to change behaviour. Not to travel so much, not to continue to pollute our world as we did until now
New ways of connecting with each other despite physical distancing restrictions.