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How has the lockdown changed you personally?

Mehansa

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For me it opened my eyes about certain behaviours that just shouldn't be accepted in life. Due to this I feel like I'm more observant than I used to be.
During quarantine I found that the people you trust to have your back are just fake, but I've learnt to just get over it as if I let it be a problem it would be like they won.
 

Spanky

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For me it opened my eyes about certain behaviours that just shouldn't be accepted in life.
Like what? I used to be indifferent about picking my nose and flipping the boogies. But now I know those boogies could be little miniature bombs of death hurling across the office like scud missiles.
 
ILLYRIAN
ILLYRIAN
That is absolutely disgusting, the word is boogers. tee hee

Kratos

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I’ve realized that I have a lot of soft skills and actually feel more confident than ever before. I have a clearer picture now as to what path I want to take in life.
 

TriBel

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For me it opened my eyes about certain behaviours that just shouldn't be accepted in life.
Such as? It made me more cynical and skeptical about UK politicians but that was merely an escalation of previous feelings. Other than that, saved me a fortune in rail fares and made me appreciate my very short hair. I can't honestly say it curtailed my freedoms...just took away choices I probably wouldn't have chosen to make in normal times.
I’ve realized that I have a lot of soft skills and actually feel more confident than ever before. I have a clearer picture now as to what path I want to take in life.
I'm genuinely impressed...and pleased for you.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
Yea true tbh. The government had really let us down.

Mehansa

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@TriBel I've just realised how fake some of my friends are. Lockdown gave me a lot of time to sit down and think when in normal life I would be too busy to have a think. I'm glad I realised this earlier than later.
 

Athene

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I'm starting to quite like doing all of uni online it's sort of nice to be in the comfort of your home and have seminars and such 😂 I think I'm more confident than I was when I had to be there physically.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
Same I feel much more comfortable at home, but I do miss going to uni and meeting my uni friends tho.

thrasherpix

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EDIT for short answer, for what it's worth: It's definitely had a bad, disruptive impact on my life, especially when combined with other disasters, but it's not all bad (and I have a small group of friends I can trust), and I'm optimistic that if the US doesn't unravel in the next few months that I'll be better off than I was before this got started, and I can get back to the life I've planned (though I should know by know that life is what happens to you when you're planning something else).
 
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Mehansa
Mehansa
Well it's great that you have a cricle of friends you can fall back on. Certainly it makes things a tiny bit better. True when you are planning for something life does have a funny way of coming at you.

ILLYRIAN

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I am sorry for all those folk who I see, write to or visit as my sense of humour seems to have increased, arguably I might suggest it has got better whereas others may say it got worse.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
Humour is good, we all need some of that.

Mr Trick

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Not that much change yet. I think its made me want to do more excerise just because the need to stay in shape has become even more important. I think the lack of freedom has been weird. Like the idea that I didn't even go into Lancaster the next city along for like four months. Some personally stuff and the Lockdown experience has made me take stock of things in general. Most my friends live in different parts of the country so I do miss them and look forward to seeing them. I look forward to having a holiday somewhere first chance I get.

@ILLYRIAN to quote Pam from the Office, "Okay a lot of good ideas":D The Hall of mirrors does appeal I won't lie:D
 
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ILLYRIAN
ILLYRIAN
How not to stay in shape (?) let a close relative/ friend with a sense of humour buy a mirror from a House of Mirrors at a Fun-Fair.
Mehansa
Mehansa
Yea aspect of not doing what you want really sucks, but you have us to keep you company.

forbuss

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Oh boy. I guess for me the biggest change was I lost my full time job for over six months. I am a social worker and the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments were a lot less than I was making. I lost over 4,000$ in those six months. So it's been tough!

On the bright side I've started working out and eating better, after an initial two month gorge.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
That's really terrible, its hard that a lot of people lost jobs.
Mr Trick
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Sorry to hear that. Good luck.

Taake

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I realized I am a lot more social than I’ve previously thought. I’ve just always had really social jobs that fullfilled my needs to be around people, when I had to stay at home for a while... I went a little nuts.

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Thank heavens I am not only back at work, but kind of drowning in work. Social distance is torture. Now I mostly miss, like @The Bronze mentions, entertainment events. But that is mostly because I need distraction from the loss of my dog.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
I'm really sorry about your dog.

Kratos

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Such as? It made me more cynical and skeptical about UK politicians but that was merely an escalation of previous feelings. Other than that, saved me a fortune in rail fares and made me appreciate my very short hair. I can't honestly say it curtailed my freedoms...just took away choices I probably wouldn't have chosen to make in normal times.

I'm genuinely impressed...and pleased for you.
Thank you. It didn’t really curtail my freedoms either, as I wasn’t inclined to go out a lot during normal times and it’s still possible to socialize by volunteering or doing courses anyway.
 

spikenbuffy

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Didn't changed me much, I'm used to isolate myself from others listening to music or with my computer/spend time with pets. I still appreciate to have a choice to go to places and talk to people if I would want to off pandemic/lockdown though.

It only made me think more about how could life suddenly change because of a pandemic/lockdown or war without attention.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
Yea we never think of these things happening to us

Buffy Summers

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Sineya
I’ve still had to go into work every day so not much has changed for me. I am a bit over hearing people who work from home so haven’t had their finances affected by lockdowns complaining that they can’t go to parties though.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
I guess they are just in shock considering their life did a 360 on them. So I guess due that they just want people to listen to them.

white avenger

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At 73, with respiratory issues, I am in the worst group for susceptibility, so my family has pretty much quarantined me totally from the outside world. Since this started I have only eaten "out" 3 times, we haven't been to any public gatherings, and I have only even driven my car a couple of times. Usually, I have to hitch a rise with someone else. My time outside is limited to our back yard. I love movies, and haven't been able to attend one in months (the theaters around here are closed anyway, so so big thing there) I've almost caught up on the reading that I've been putting off, and I can only say, THANK GOD FOR AMAZON PRIME! There are hundreds of movies and TV shows on there that are free (I've even found the complete series "The Life And Legend Of Jim Bowie," which was one of my favorite shows as a kid) Things for me could be much worse. Only one thing that I have truly regretted so far.

My grandson tests for his 2nd degree black belt today, and I'm gonna miss it.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
Its really sad that you have to miss your grandson's test.

Mr Trick

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People who are stuck at home or work from home through no fault of their own have as much right to comment on Lockdown life as anybody else. I think people in general find it strange and difficult that they can't go out and socialise with friends etc... I don't think its just people who don't work. The problem at the moment in the UK is that the guidelines don't add up. People are being sent back out to work where they will no doubt come into contact with more than six people in close proxmity, yet University students are being asked to self-isolate and people are told don't mix with anyone outside of your home.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
Our Government is all round confusing.

Priceless

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I guess I'm one of the few that has not been affected by Covid in any way. I've worked all the way through, the job hasn't changed much and the little changes there have been haven't really affected me. Not being a people person at the best of times means not seeing people hasn't affected me, as I've not missed anyone. It's only in the last few weeks that I've actually known someone who has the virus, so I think that's made me quite blase, though I'm sure that'll change as more people around me get it.
 
Mehansa
Mehansa
I'm glad to hear that you are well

nightshade

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Lockdown? What lockdown?

I've been busier than ever, when I had to stop working, I was constantly going between my parents, doing shopping etc for my dad and seeing to the animals, as back then we had puppies, lambs, sheep, dogs and chickens. Now I'm back at work, I'm doing 6 days a week, so have little time off.
 
Athene
Athene
How do you have lambs?
Mehansa
Mehansa
Wow that's really busy
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