Lockdown Stories: I Learnt to Distinguish Between Wants and Needs

Lockdown-Stories-KaranI remember every time Ma said she made dal for dinner,  I would immediately convince myself and her to order in or eat out instead. During the lockdown, I realised that it’s not that I didn’t have an understanding of my wants and needs but perhaps I didn’t know how to distinguish between the two. I have now started to appreciate all that I have. I have also realised how they are more than sufficient, and that dal is never too bad an option for dinner! I learnt to distinguish between my wants and needs.

Whilst working from home, I have had a lot of time to think, and I realised that taking care of myself is one of the things that made me happy. I also made conscious efforts to communicate better with my loved ones and let them know that I am always there for them. Initially, it felt like a daunting task, and I found it incredibly tough. I felt trapped in a vicious cycle of monotony and insecurity. But over time, I started to find hobbies. I tried doing things, which I had never done before such as cooking, gardening, and exercising at home. I gave online learning a shot and found it to be extremely rewarding.

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