The pandemic has been hard on everyone. It has taken a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Who knew we would have to lock up and think of all the things we once took for granted? Looking back at life before Covid-19 makes us nostalgic.
What if this pandemic ends, and how do we deal with the “new normal”? There is no denying things have and will continue to change in many aspects. So here at LiveTray, we’ve made a list of ten things to do after quarantine.
Give out hugs
Hugs are a way of showing emotions and fondness. How many months has it been since you felt the warmth of a caring hug? It relieves and comforts in ways that are often incomprehensible. As soon as this pandemic ends, make sure you hug someone, even a stranger. It will surely make you feel blessed, and you will brighten someone’s day.
Attend a live concert
Music always brings people together, and concerts were a popular event before COVID. If music is a massive part of your survival tactics during the lockdown, it’s time to attend a real event. All those months of virtual events, Zoom calls, and social media interactions can take a back seat. It doesn’t matter if it’s your favorite band or a small local concert; artistes need your support now more than ever.
Attending a live show will enable you to contribute to the artists and refresh your mind and spirit.
Besides, the synchronized singing will also help you appreciate humanity a lot more.
Visit the museum
If you have been too comfortable in your cocoon of isolation for these past months, it’s common to face social anxiety. But you can’t hide out forever and will need to interact with the rest of humanity sooner or later.
You can start slowly and stealthily by visiting a museum. You can still practice social distancing and relearn how to appreciate socializing without involving directly on interactions.
Go to the beach
Lack of Vitamin D often leads to lower serotonin production, which might explain why you sometimes get a wave of sadness in isolation. Many people on social media have been posting about how much they miss the beach. Going to the beach will immediately rejuvenate your thoughts and help you relax.
The warm sun, the cheerful voice of people, and the sea birds are a better Vitamin than anything
Attend a sports event
We’ve missed the long queue to the home games and cheering for our favorite team, along with thousands of fans! Many annual sporting events were canceled like never before.
So if you are a sportsperson or a fan, head on to the first match and cheer as loudly as possible, whether it is soccer, baseball, football, basketball, it doesn’t matter. Make sure you head on early to grab the best seats.
Eat at your favorite restaurant
Another activity we’ve all been missing during the lockdown is eating at a restaurant. Many have unleashed their cooking skills and even started small food delivery services. But nothing beats the satisfaction of sitting at a restaurant to eat.
The change in ambiance, the feeling of being served, and not having to do the dishes are some perks of dining out. Home delivery is comfortable and convenient, but feeling the environment and savoring the food with many others hits a different pleasure zone.
Visit the Dentist
Besides practicing personal hygiene like washing hands and using sanitizers, let’s not forget our physical health too! It’s already half a year, and a visit to the dentist is crucial after quarantine. Oral and dental hygiene is necessary for physical well-being.
If you haven’t visited the dentist during the lockdown, make an appointment as soon as possible and keep it on your top priority list.
Months of self-care, home therapy, and DIY beauty hacks are all fun and games, but sometimes everyone needs extra help. All the trims and scrubs at home may be acceptable for staying home, but once you are ready to socialize, you need to pay attention to the little details. Because let’s face it, we don’t want to look shabby for anyone.
So head to your favorite beauty salon and let someone else take care of you because you’ve taken care of yourself long enough.
Pool parties have always been a fun way to socialize. Remember how risky it is to share a pool with a stranger during the lockdown? When quarantine over, you can go back to the “new normal” with your close friends and relatives at a pool party.
It is a fun way to reconnect with your loved ones, and it is also a great way to relax the mind with some physical activities.
Travel to a new destination
One of the biggest let-downs of the pandemic was travel restrictions. There is no way to go on holiday and escape from anywhere without following high-security protocols or risking our health. When this quarantine is over, explore some near or far places that you’ve never been to before.
There is so much in the world that needs exploring. The money will come and go, but the memories you make while traveling to a new destination is priceless.
So what are you waiting for? Start Google mapping your next destination and plan your trip so that you will be ready to hop right out when the quarantine ends. You can also contact LiveTray and share with us your plans after quarantine.