Wake up. Log on to Zoom for school or work. Do things of necessity to maintain physical and mental health. Go to bed.
This is how a day in the life during the pandemic can roughly be summed up. We go about our daily lives, but the majority of our time is now spent in our individual homes. Before, we went to work and came back to refresh, but this dynamic has flipped.
Pre-pandemic, home used to be a sanctuary, a safe space. It was a place to unwind and relax away from the troubles of life. Days off and working from home used to be small luxuries, but now, they are not as meaningful.
Society has been heading this way for a while — the pandemic only sped up the process. All of these changes are not without pros: for example, bothersome business meetings can now be summed down to emails. Working from home makes traveling easier. People have gotten pets, as they now have more time to take care of an animal. Families have been given the opportunity to spend more time together.
Times like these have caused us to reevaluate who we are, what we are doing and what we want out of life.