It’s so strange how within a short span of time everything just goes down. A small virus comes and shocks the whole world. In less than a quarter of the year everything seems to be so different. When once we had the opportunity to move around and about freely, we are now supposed to stay indoors and just go out WHEN IT’S EXTREMELY NECESSARY and be back immediately. There is now no difference between the super power countries and inferior countries, both are extremely helpless in getting rid of the new virus. Businesses are collapsing and some are even closing down. It’s such a sad phase globally. Schools have been suspended until further notice. Most countries have closed their borders. No more travelling to the famous renowned hospitals abroad. Everyone is dealing with this pandemic within the boundaries and borders of their own countries. A moment that will definitely go down to history, a period that the future generation will come to learn about and which will be a motivating factor to them when dealing with calamities as they will have a period to reflect on and know that as this pandemic passed so will their troubles and difficulties. But until then we have to be patient and pray for a quick solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ok…that looks like a really long mentoring section, fine, it is over I guess. Now that we are all in this #QuarantineThing, its high time we think about how we are going to make use of it and gain maximum benefit. Looking at the positive side of it, this is a rare opportunity. Never in the world will there be a reason that can make the whole world just suddenly come to a standstill where people are to strictly remain indoors hence enabling them have so much free time that they just don’t know what to do with it.
For those still in school, which are the majority, whichever level you are in, I know you’ve always been complaining time has never been enough for to catch up with all your school work, well then here is a golden opportunity. Haha, but here comes another reason which may be true too (currently experiencing anxiety about all the news about the virus, feeling very lazy and seem to lack morale to do my school work) ok reasons accepted. Maybe we are more or less going through the same stuff. So what next if that is the case? We still need to make good use of this time. So I got a few tips on how best one can decide to take advantage of this opportunity.
1. Read books
Yeah, that had to be my number one tip because it is my hobby. Again read books. Here you are not limited as to the types of books you should read. Even if you are not an avid reader as such they definitely must be some certain books you have already wished to open their pages and just see what’s inside if not basically reading them. This is the time to hunt them down. Look for them in your old book shelves, search them online if you saw any once upon a time. You will come across something that will attract your interest and that’s how we begin this beautiful reading journey.
2. Learn a new skill
We have always wished and at most admired some certain skills our friends have and would have always liked to learn them were it not our busy schedule at school, work, family etc. So here is the opportunity again, you were learning how to bake cakes, connect with that friend using any online means that works well for you and learn from her how to bake even if it won’t be exactly as perfect as attending normal classes but you will be at a far much better place. Talk to the friend who does henna art to send you the links you can use to try on own your own. All stars were at some point beginners and this is our chance to begin.
3. Catch up with an old friend or relative
You have always wanted to talk to someone only that time was never on your side. Now you have ample time to catch up with whomever you find necessary. Call a friend and remind yourselves of the crazy and funny moments you had at school. We all enjoy this somehow right.
4. Memorize Qur’an
By Allah’s will, Ramadhan is just few days down the line. This is the opportunity to polish up the much you have memorised and to increase from where you have reached. Make the Qur’an your greatest and most beloved companion right now. Don’t let a day pass by without you reading a portion from it and beautiful of all try to memorise it.
5. Uumhh, I really don’t know what else to write. And imagine this is my opportunity too. I have always been complaining Iwanna write such and such a thing lol I got the chance now. So another extra tip always keep writing. Write anything you feel like, anything that crosses your mind. Put down stuff. It’s a great way to use your time wisely.
Stay safe wherever you are and be productive whenever you can!