If you were asked, would you say you came out of the COVID-19 quarantine a better person?
Turns out, two third of Americans actually believe that the self-isolation period of the coronavirus pandemic - while still somewhat going on right now in parts of the country! - made them a better person.
A survey of 2,000 Americans over 21, done by Coravin and conducted by OnePoll, looked at the positive changes that have come from the pandemic. The poll also looked at how respondents are re-prioritizing what they value.
Turns out, 55 percent of respondents were a bit embarrassed by some of the things they valued pre-quarantine, and 70 percent of respondents felt this time in isolation/quarantine gave them a chance to learn more about themselves.
I can totally relate, I feel like we all have adapted SO much to this lifestyle, and it was impossible not to learn something about yourself in that time.
For those participating in the survey, some gained the time and flexibility to try out new hobbies and discover new passions, and 35 percent of people said they want to continue those hobbies once quarantine is over. I know we have all seen a LOT of baking, bread making, and all different kinds of artistic ventures on social media.
The even bigger positive to people finding new hobbies and passions? 27 percent of respondents indicated that they are hoping to achieve a better work/life balance coming out of quarantine. And I think that's such an important lesson to learn in life! We ALL need good work/life balance in order to make it all worth our time! For me, working from home has given me that work/life balance and allowed me to spend extra time with my 2-year-old twins! I am thankful for that, even though we all would like to resume some form of normal life again.
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