At IonLoop, We
Always Aim for the Bright Side
As we all know, the
pandemic completely put the world on pause and changed the details of our daily
lives. Many of our beloved pastimes and group activities became memories, with
a return to normalcy still not yet in sight. However, in the right light, we
can find the good from bad situations. It turns out, even this world changing
pandemic presented a few upsides.
Here are our top five…
Let’s Hear it for Hobbies
People are dropping
the remote and picking up books. In the United States across all generations,
there was a 33% increase in adults who began reading for fun again. In addition to this, people have also picked up arts and crafts, board games with family, baking and cooking, and
gardening. This healthy mix keeps the mind stimulated and positive during an
otherwise dark time.
Celebrating a Stronger Sense of
Even in isolation,
people continued to communicate. Social media has provided platforms to
support, laughter, love, and positivity. Virtual events and activities have
created communities for people during these hard times. Even with limited
physical contact, people are still connecting through virtual walls.
Some small businesses
have started Q&A sessions for customers to chat and connect with business
owners and fellow patrons. Gyms increasingly offered virtual classes with
trainers, even art studios have hosted virtual paint nights. These new
communities have given people outlets and connections that will likely continue,
Focusing More on Fitness
With nothing else to
do, why not get into a fitness routine? Regular exercise can help reduce high
blood pressure and support a healthy weight. Physical activity also comes with
emotional and psychological benefits.
Speaking of those new
hobbies, many people have begun at-home workouts, yoga, running, and hiking.
These healthy lifestyle changes are a positive thing that came from the
pandemic and will most likely become a part of a person’s routine. It can take
as little as 18 days to begin a habit and
about 66 to keep it going. Spending time outdoors in nature is one of the best ways to access negative ions. Another way, no matter what your fitness
habit, is to equip yourself with an authentic IonLoop negative ion bracelet.
A Cleaner Environment for All to
Another very beautiful
thing that has come from the pandemic is nature restoring itself. Skylines have
become clearer, animals have reclaimed their homes--and exploring ours--, and a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions in large cities by 40%! With Earth Day just recently passing
last month, it is important to note that the Earth needs this break from
pollution and factory production to continue to be beautiful. The pandemic gave
the Earth that chance to heal. Thanks to the healing, the hikers can continue
to see beautiful waterfalls and wildlife has made a strong reappearance in our
There is Nothing Like Kindness
There is a chance that
there is a person in your neighborhood whom you have not had the pleasure of
meeting. Perhaps the pandemic changed that. People are sharing recipes,
offering to grocery shop for their older neighbors, stopping and having a
socially distant conversation.
When the world was put
on pause, our lives slowed down but this does not necessarily mean that they
got worse. Instead, they have allowed us to meet someone new, learn something
about an acquaintance, and do something kind for an elderly neighbor. Kindness
wins, and thanks to the pandemic, we can find instances of it at an all-time
With the right
perspective, it is possible to find the positive… even during a pandemic. As we
await better days, try to think about the little things like the recipe you
mastered, the new trail you explored, about the new birds that come to your
feeder every day. Life is beautiful in millions of tiny ways, every day.