Social Distancing and the new lifestyle!: Sunday Musings #67

Mar 22, 202044 comments

That is one week into the social distancing thing and I am happy to announce that I have not stepped out of the house for anything. I know it sounds bragging, and yes I am. It has been Netflix and books and home cooked meals for the week now and I am loving it. 

So how is the social distancing working for you? Have you been using it to read everything on your to read shelf? Lets talk! #SundayPost Click To Tweet

I am loving this video that has been going around explaining how the social distancing works and why it is important right now.

Dubai has been taking the pandemic seriously and currently they have started a ten day intensive mass sterilization drive. As on date we have had 140 cases with about 30 recoveries and 2 deaths in the past 3 months and I really hope things would be under control soon. 

Back in India, the spread has just started and the Central and State governments are doing a good job, apparently. But the worse is yet to come sadly. Again, it is on the residents to follow the safety protocols and social distancing norms. 

What I read this week

I am currently reading Girl, Woman by Bernardine Evaristo with two of my friends.

But my week has been good in terms of reading because I read TWO hyped books. Not my best but hey I am recovering from a long term slump!

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One I loved and the other was not good. Can you guess which one is which?

What I watched this week

I had a lot of screen time last week and I am not ashamed at all. And for the first time ever, I had a legitimate reason for that – yes the social distancing and self isolation, blah blah!

  • I finally caught up with the Brooklyn 99 S6
  • Rewatching Sherlock
  • A few episodes of Mentalist on Prime!
  • Currently watching On my block S3

Not bad at all eh?

On my blog

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Let us chat

So how is the social distancing working for you? Have you been using it to read everything on your to read shelf? Also, how is your country/city dealing with it? Lets talk.

44 Comments

  1. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    I’m glad you’re staying safe! The cases around me increase by the hundreds every day but I haven’t been out of the house in a week. Continue to stay safe during this time!

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    • Gayathri

      Stay home Jenn. It is definitely scary outside.

      Reply
  2. Finitha Jose

    India is locked down. So it’s reading, Netflix and doing assignments for me. Sherlock is my favourite too

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    • Gayathri

      Stay safe and stay in!

      Reply
  3. Whispering Stories

    We are in lock down of a sorts from today. We can go to the shops, for one exercise a day and out for medical care or work which can’t be done at home. I’ve found that I have cooked more then I normally would and I’ve baked cakes which I haven’t done in a long time. I also watched ‘Safe’ on Netflixs too.

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    • Gayathri

      Yup, home cooking has definitely increased here too.

      Reply
  4. Kathy West

    Being home all the time as been rough. But I am catching up on a lot of movies and reading.

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    • Gayathri

      It is the same here. Being home definitely gets on the nerves.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you and you do the same!

      Reply
  5. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    I’m glad you’ve been doing well with staying inside. We’ve been staying inside too for the most part.. with the exception of going out for gorcery shopping. I’ve been reading a lot and playing with our little girl.

    I can’t wait to read The Bride Test.

    Stay save and have a great week.

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    • Gayathri

      I hope you had your vacation without interruption!

      Reply
  6. Stormi

    From Twinkle, With Love and The Bride Test are both on my TBR

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    • Gayathri

      I loved the Bride Test! You should get on to it soon.

      Reply
  7. Ravmeet

    Isolation is challenging for the best of us. But I have to say, I am getting a lot of reading done!

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    • Gayathri

      It is indispensable now right? Keep safe.

      Reply
  8. Daniela Ark

    Everything that’s happening is very worrisome but I can’t complain because I have been able to work from home, help my kids with their school work and we are all well. Glad to hear you are well as well. Enjoy your TV shows 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Yes we need to count the positives now. Keep safe Dan!

      Reply
  9. DJ Sakata

    That video is cool and hits the point home effectively

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    • Gayathri

      I love it as well.

      Reply
  10. Caffeinated Fae

    That video really does help put the social distancing thing into perspective!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes it makes so much sense and I hope everyone watches it.

      Reply
  11. Athira

    I thought I wouldn’t mind being home but turns out, it’s frustrating me. Mainly because of not being able to leave when I want to. Still, this is for a good purpose, and I’d rather this disease be stamped out sooner than later. We’re seeing huge spikes of cases in our state and it’s frightening.

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    • Gayathri

      Same! It is not that I wanna go out, but I would like to have that option.

      Reply
  12. Greg

    Same here on the social distancing. I’ve hardly left the house for days and honestly, I’m okay with it if it helps slow this thing. Best wishes to everyone in Dubai and India as we all try to ride this out. Be safe this week!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you and I hope you are safe too!

      Reply
  13. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Congrats on staying inside! I have to leave the house to walk the dog, but other than that, I haven’t left. I haven’t been within 6 feet of another person. I hope you have a good week!

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    • Gayathri

      That is the way to be, AJ. Be safe!

      Reply
  14. Rachel

    Glad to hear you’re practicing social distancing. I think for us book lovers it might not be as hard for us as it is for others. We want to be home reading, lol!

    That’s a great video illustration! Take care and stay safe! 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      I totally agree. Bookworms have been preparing for this day!

      Reply
  15. Kymber Hawke

    I’m home all the time already, but usually I’m alone. It’s been nice having the family home, too. Have a terrific week.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes that should be a blessing in disguise then, right.

      Reply
  16. Becki

    The kids and I are definitely social distancing well, but hubs is just getting ready to work from home, so I’m not sure if he’s brought it all home anyway… Definitely enjoying the no-pants time. LOL

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    • Gayathri

      OMG, I hope he is getting tested and stays away from others.

      Reply
  17. Yvonne

    I’ve always been a “stay at home” type, but now that I have to stay home, I want to go out 🙂 I’m staying in though. I just need to learn to stay away from the news. Stay well and enjoy your reading and watching!

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    • Gayathri

      Staying away from the news makes more and more sense these days!

      Reply
  18. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    Im not finding social distancing hard at all I must admit.
    I imagine India is going to find virus containment far harder than Dubai.

    Wishing you a great reading week, be well!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes, just thinking about India in light of the virus is scary to me.

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    • Gayathri

      I hope you are doing good Jessica!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you, I wish I can sustain that attitude!

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  19. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I am glad that being an introvert helps with this New Normal. I do like going out more, but that will be on hold for the duration. Meanwhile, books and movies are my life.

    Enjoy your books, and stay well!

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    • Gayathri

      I do the same Laurel!

      Reply

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