Going out way less – are there any benefits?

A few weeks ago – we published a post suggesting that many folks (including us) have seen less of the world over the past six or seven months.

You know, due to that thing we call the “crisis.”

But is there any benefit to hunkering down?

As any logical person would respond – we think there are certainly some benefits. But of course, those come with some downsides as well.

The benefits are obvious to us.

  • Less aimless travel to just killing time or alleviating boredom.
  • More time being productive.
  • Perhaps any money saved or invested (if not blown elsewhere online).
  • The potential to fortify family relationships.

The downsides are bad if not checked

And on the flip side – the consequences of the altered lifestyle are also obvious.

  • More passive time-wasters (notably streaming TV).
  • Lack of relationship growth outside of the family. Digital relationships are not the same.
  • Bad habits may become worse.
  • Real chances of fear turning out permanent for many.

Overall – our mindset naturally gravitates towards the “silver lining” direction. It’s healthy, regardless of your situation or circumstance to absolutely EMBRACE whatever positives you can take. And more importantly – FOCUS on them.

That doesn’t mean ignoring the downsides – but steadfastly shrugging them off and quietly trying to find solutions for them instead of clamoring about how bad you have it.

The bad exists everywhere. It’s just up to you to figure out how to forge ahead despite them.

About the author


NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.