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"Lockdown"!Boon or a Curse?

By Neelima Mohol

Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds

It almost close to a fortnight, we are experiencing the lockdown, the first time in history. A lockdown, where we are required to stay indoors, work from home, kids are too having classes online and so on. A lockdown, where even you cannot go to the Society Clubhouse or walk in an open terrace in the society.

Still, a long way to go, before we will experience again the free movement. Even after the lockdown, there will be restrictions on the movement.

It's not India, the entire globe is experiencing the same due to COVID-2019. For some, it's a boon and for some, it's a curse. 


  • We get to spend time with each other in the family

  • Know their likes and dislikes. 

  • Get time to open up to one another. 

  • Share their feelings.

  • Spare time for their hobbies like Painting, cooking, singing, role play, being a child with the child, doing housework, helping children in their creativity.

  • Enjoying and living every single day without complaining. 

Taking each day as an opportunity. Leaving each day as never lived before. 


Many of them think it's a curse. It's not only you or me. It's about everyone. 

"Boon or Curse is two sides of the same coin. "

It is how you feel about or thinks about the situation in your life. We need to practice gratitude and appreciation in our daily life. Whatever may be the circumstances. May it be job-related or any other thing. Celebrate each day as a new day, As a new beginning. 

May it be a joint family or nuclear family, instead of finding faults in each other, start accepting each other as they are. At this crucial time, understanding and compassion towards self and others are very important. 

 How can you do it? 

  • By surprising the family members. Small or big. 

  • Making the elders feel special by talking to them, spending time with them 

  • Recollecting and Sharing old memories.

  • Exercise daily

  • Meditation 

  • Make the best out of each day. 

  • Do not fear and Panic. Focus on enjoyment more than the News. 

  • Stop being judgemental.

Be alert and aware. Stay blessed, stay strong and stay safe.

(Featured Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay)

About the Author 

Ms. Neelima Mohol

Neelima Mohol is a Counselor and Psychotherapist with 13 years of experience.

She deals with people from all age groups for their holistic wellness and helps them in their healing!

She is an avid reader and loves writing!


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