The Good in the Bad

Zahra Anwer

Zahra Anwer

Associate Editor at Destination KSA

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There’s nothing good about the current coronavirus situation, but there’s always a lesson and a blessing, in every situation.


Let’s take a step back, and look at the bright side of things and find the perks of the sudden social distancing we have to practice.

We spoke to yoga and pilates instructor, Ghalia Khaldi to give us some inspiration for this as well.

Rediscovering ourselves

How true is the saying, “Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself”.

With so much time on our hands, the self-isolation experience has brought out good qualities and skills that we never have known to possess because we didn’t need them up until this point.

According to Ghalia, hard times are just challenging situations that we can overcome with growth and gratitude. The world is healing and we need to heal ourselves with it so that we come out of this experience better human beings.

Strengthening family bonds

Getting so caught up in the tough side of the daily grind, we had no time to simply spend quality time with the family.

Make memories, watch shows together, have meaningful conversations, play indoor games – just bond and have fun together!

Ghalia: I hope we use this time to reflect, connect with loved ones, acknowledge that we are never alone, and heal ourselves.

Early to bed, early to rise.

Getting a good night’s sleep is by far one of the best blessings you have on your hands right now. The more sleep you can get, the less stressed out you’ll feel resulting in better focus, higher energy, and way more glow.20191103_081901_7c7458a5-d5f9-400a-a800-0e87f49f5c02-copy

Distance made us stronger!

When we locked down and went into social isolation, a part of us was fearful about how we might cope up for an indefinite period of time away from our friends, routines and social life.

A week down the road, despite the plans being canceled, we have discovered that the connections have grown to be stronger than before.

We are strong when we work together – even from a distance!

Eating well

By flattening the curve, we are all trying to boost our immunity by eating nutritious and healthy food. Moreover, we are now eating less from restaurants and preparing our own meals at home.

Managing your energy

Take most out of these days by refueling your energy and refreshing your mind. Taking the time to dote on yourself is more important than ever.

Give yourself a soothing facial, soak your feet in a tub of warm water, exercise, meditate, and relax as all this enhances and boosts our immune system, which both benefits beauty and health.

“Start your day with a short physical activity (yoga or a workout). Finish your physical activity with 5 minutes of mindful breathing, focused on the intention of strengthening your immunity,” says Ghalia.

Social solidarity

Maybe we should rephrase social distancing as social solidarity. Social distancing is not just about protecting yourself, it’s about doing what’s best for the entire community. We are not withdrawing in fear; we are withdrawing as a way to try and contain the spread of the virus through us.

What has social distancing taught you? Share your gems with us too.

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