What I Will Miss Most When Quarantine Ends

Last week, I wrote about the things I miss about normal life. Like quiet mornings, hugs and kisses, the crowd of people and those times before the pandemic.

Things won’t quickly snap back to how it was before. A new normal will be the norm. COVID-19 changed how we live, work, and play.

Also Read:What I Miss About Normal Life

It has been roughly a month and a half since we are forced to stay-at-home. There aren’t any good things about being indoor all day. But yes, I will miss these things when quarantine ends.

More Idle Time

After my post about WFH Tips from a First Timer, I was crazy having much free time. My Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are no longer “working days.” Maybe they have realized that we are buckling down even on weekends and holidays. More idle time means more time for other activities.

It’s Okay to Have Unproductive Days

Forget about productivity. It’s okay to slow down and take a pause, and it’s okay not to be productive. We are in the middle of a pandemic, and we are all coping the best that we can. But when I feel like it, I am either drafting a new blog post (just like today) or journaling in my Hobonichi or just playing My Hospital. Every day, I still make sure that I am doing something to keep me on track.

Lots of Cooking

I have managed to cook and try another “imbento” recipe. One of my favorites is my Sinigang na Atay. It is kind of unusual, but if you are a Sinigang lover, you’ll undoubtedly love its sour and savory taste.

Working from Home

I have learned so much about working from home, how to be productive, and how to stay in track of the timetable. Not all employees are fortunate enough to work from home. I am more thankful than ever to be able to work from home.

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Not having to set an alarm

I haven’t set the alarm since Day 1 of the quarantine. I don’t know how I managed to wake up between 7 – 8 am without the alarm knowing I am a heavy sleeper. Maybe because I was in bed early and I had no trouble sleeping.

Not rushing to work

I take my time in the morning preparing. By 9 am, I am in front of my laptop, either answering messages or working on a project.

Wearing comfy clothes

I regretted not buying more tank tops and shorts. This has been my everyday outfit, comfortable, and airy. I don’t feel the need to add stress in wearing nicer clothes. I am trying to get through as comfortable as possible.

Not leaving the bed

I work in bed, eat-in bed, and sleep in the bed. As if I have a choice.

I will miss this the most.