Got up at: 6:00am
Got dressed: Yes!
Started to work: 7:03am
Cups of coffee: 3
Everyone else hanging in there? I've had a very busy day working- but considering the times we live in, I guess it's normal. I was listening to a lot of news today - and I started thinking about the GOOD things that come from the Coronavirus outbreak. And I know, there is more negative impact on our personal lives, but I am trying to focus on the positive impacts in my post today.
It's sad that it takes a pandemic, but the impact on our planet and eco system is so so good right now! Travel bans mean less flights, cars, and cruise ships. Meetings being held via phone or video conference. Remote work leads to no or less commuters. Curfews. All this means - less driving. Less pollution. Not eating out (drive thru or to-go) - less trash!
My friends in Seoul were able to walk around without masks (the ones they usually wear cause of the bad air) since the pollution - usually coming in from China - was non existent for a while (but will sure pick up again...) caused by the big factories shut down.
The Venice canals are clear enough to see fish as coronavirus halts tourism in the city. Swans returned, and dolphins were spotted in the port. This is due to less tourists, motorboats and pollution.
Another fact, even though small: Since I work from home now, I'm not throwing every single piece of clothing into the washer right away after I come home. If I don't leave the house, I can sure wear everything (but underpants d'oh) at least one more day. Saves water and electricity!
I hope these times are an eye opener for our future days. Not only do we have to take care of ourselves, but we need to save this planet, too. Without it, there'll be no us.