The Coronavirus-induced lockdowns have brought about an absolutely unprecedented situation. Never before had we envisioned life as it is now – Working from home, reduced socializing, absence of convenience of online shopping, and so much more. Being home has also brought with it some perks – reduced hours spent commuting, more time to explore hobbies and passions, more family and time, and time for introspection about your own life goals. However, we know that everyone can feel blue at some point or the other, even if you know that the situation is temporary. Recent news articles have highlighted the increase in suicide rates and mental health concerns caused by these severe lockdown restrictions. Although we can’t change the world outside, we can help you find something to boost your morale.
Sometimes, all you need is a good cup of coffee or some kind words of motivation to help you find the light again. Keeping this in mind, we have come up with a list of some evergreen quotes from your favorite people and characters, to help you beat the blues while you’re following the lockdown rules and restrictions.
“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
"It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace." - Chuck Palahniuk, 'Diary'
“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” – Stanley Kubrick
"If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present." - Roy T. Bennett
“The darkness around us might somewhat light up if we would first practice using the light we have in the place we are.” – Henry S. Haskins
"It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it." - Dale Carnegie
“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” – Desiderius Erasmus
"Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." – Walt Disney
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." – Anne Frank