8 Lessons Learned from Covid

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In her post on Toxic Productivity over at Mental Health @ Home, Ashley calls bullshit on the idea that being productive is a more worthy goal than just kicking back and living your life. That if you aren’t emerging from Covid with a new skill or accomplishment under your belt, you’re a complete waste of space.

Which got me thinking…

Have I been hibernating through Covid, letting the days and months flow into time I’ll never get back? Have I learned anything since that first lockdown in March of 2020?

Yes.

I’ve learned that…

  • I don’t like Zoom.
  • Hanging out in your robe makes your clothes shrink.
  • Adding white chocolate and butterscotch chips to anything makes it better.
  • Running errands is an outing, not a chore.
  • Covid does not make Pringles any less fattening.
  • Masks are cheaper than facelifts.
  • You can’t have too many streaming services.
  • Being banned from planes, restaurants, and movie theatres isn’t the end of the world. It just feels like it.

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14 responses to “8 Lessons Learned from Covid”

  1. henhouselady says:

    This is a great post. I feel we all have learned a lot from COVID, and not everything we’ve learned is good.

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  2. Sometimes being productive is just a way to avoid some of the messy emotions that we don’t want to face.

    I suppose the one lesson I take from COVID is that I can’t waste my time expecting others to behave safely. No amount of cajoling will change some people’s attitudes. All you can do is lead by example and take care of yourself.

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  3. Those are some very good lessons! I managed to avoid Zoom entirely, which I’m quite happy with.

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  4. Stephanie says:

    I wish I could be less productive. It feels like there is always something I should be doing. Also, running errands still feels like a chore to me.

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  5. bekitschig says:

    It was a nice way to not meet people you don’t want to see [blushing]

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  6. Lol, I used to dislike Zoom too, but since it’s my main way of earning a living now, and since it’s much more intuitive to use than Google Meet, I think I’m liking it now. Thanks for this post!

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  7. If I had known that the pandemic would have lasted nearly 2 years, I would have learnt a new skill like finishing the books that I started. Alas, I figured that the pandemic would be over each passing week lol 🙂
    Great post by the way.

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