Closer Than Ever #Quarantimes

We are living in unprecedented times indeed, and it feels like the whole world has turned upside down. Even though the lockdown seems like it has been going on forever, we’re staying positive and taking it one day at a time. With hashtags like #WFH, #Quarantini, #LoveLockdown and #QuarantineandChill taking over our social media, it feels like everyone all over the world is trying to make the best of the situation.

While a lot of us are treating this like a much needed break – catching up on some Netflix, indulging in some DIY skin care, lounging in our favourite comfy PJs and spending time with our furry friends, the workaholics among us cannot wait to get back to work! (It’ll happen soon, don’t worry). We all need a little pick-me-up every now and then and dressing up a little even with nowhere to go definitely lifts our spirits and gets us motivated to own the day! Incorporating pops of bright colours or a print, wearing a cute top, or even a dress and some lipstick can really elevate your mood and make you feel more confident. The power of fashion is real, now more than ever – it makes you smile, inspires and empowers you.

This lockdown has brought with it a variety of emotions we’ve probably never felt before. But one thing we can all agree on is how ‘social distancing’ has ironically, brought us all closer together. We’re now taking time out to check up on our loved ones often, catching up with friends and family in different parts of the world, FaceTiming old friends and (virtually) partying with our buddies on Houseparty. People are now taking time out to rebuild connections that had seemed to be lost somewhere along the way because everyone’s busy schedules.

The dynamics of friendships are changing during this time, and it’s heartening to see how everyone is looking out for each other. A friend of mine has been video calling her mum everyday while she cooks her meals, to learn to cook her favourite traditional home meals. This has definitely brought them closer together than they’ve been in years. Another friend told me how she’s been catching up with her college roommate who now lives overseas, and they hadn’t got the chance to really talk to each other in the past 5 years because of work commitments and the time difference. Stories like these are giving us hope and helping us get through these strange times. We’re all in this together. Hang in there, stay safe and be kind to one another!