It is a strange time in the world with COVID-19 pandemic. it is your birthday soon and you are wondering how you will celebrate it during the lockdown.
Birthdays can be exciting or stressful. It is a celebration of the day you entered the world and everything that makes you, you. So what do you do when your family or friends are not nearby to celebrate with you?
Here is a list of things you can do to celebrate your birthday during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Adjusting to this new reality can prove to be challenging to most of us. Not having errands to run or places to be can quickly give birth to a lot of unhealthy habits. Like sleeping all day for instance. So wake up and wash and dress up. When you look good, you feel good.
2. Do not check your phone yet!
Give yourself a private happy birthday party. Take outa notebook for this. Write down everything that you want to say to yourself. Think of this as a birthday post dedicated to you. It would be even better if you write down positive things!
3. Enter the world now
If you live alone, you may proceed to open your phone and read those birthday posts. If you are with family at home, immerse yourself in that world. If you are not getting birthday posts, call your friends! Although they better have called you. What does it matter, it is your birthday. Behappy!
4. Post that post!
You certainly did not get dressed up for nothing! Take a few snaps of your birthday outfit. Attach our birthday notes as a caption. This might be uncomfortable for some of you. But think of how great it will be to see this post in your memory popups a few years down the line. So yes, do it. Post that post. You deserve that birthday shoutout.
Birthdays are supposed to be happy events to celebrate. This reason can also make them stressful, especially under the COVID19 pandemic. The best birthday present you can ever give yourself, or anyone, is to celebrate YOURSELF!
Written by: Sanelisiwe Nyaba