Not another C*****virus article?!

“Oh no, not another Corona based article” you might think, but worry not! This is just a reflection about what I, and probably many others, have learnt during these times of social distancing. 1. I love to bake, but I’m honestly not very good at it. Endless sourdough attempts, a kitchen covered in flour and…

Emma Olsson Avatar

“Oh no, not another Corona based article” you might think, but worry not! This is just a reflection about what I, and probably many others, have learnt during these times of social distancing.

1. I love to bake, but I’m honestly not very good at it.

Endless sourdough attempts, a kitchen covered in flour and bread rolls that could break even the strongest of teeth. Needless to say, those years of working at a bakery didn’t rub off.

2. My home needs a makeover.

I have never been much of a handy woman but something with spending more time at home makes me want to go all “Extreme Home Makeover” on my flat. Everything needs refurbishing and why not do it myself? I remember having a screwdriver here somewhere…

3. I am completely without artistic talent.

I am all for trying new hobbies but after giving painting a go I have realised that I am not the modern day Monet. Not even Picasso…

4. Yoga is not for me.

Whilst we’re on the topic of new hobbies, I have to admit that yoga just isn’t for me. I have made an honest attempt, but I am as flexible as a piece of dried spaghetti, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

5. Focusing at one thing at a time is completely impossible.

I woke up today, thinking I would catch up on some lectures, and here I am! Three hours later writing an article with my lecture still on pause at 5 min 32 seconds.

6. Learning a new language is fun – for about a week!

Raise your hand if you, like me, downloaded Duolingo weeks ago expecting to become fluent in a new exciting language but to this day can’t even count to ten?

7. Taking up running could be fun.

It wasn’t. I tried several times finding the right running technique for me. Turns out the problem was me trying to run in the first place.

Running, baking and DIY-projects – so what have I truly accomplished this spring? Truth be told not much, but to all my fellow quarantine clichés out there – stay safe and we’ll get through this!

About Nådiga Lundtan

Founded in 1948 and has since been an important part of student life in the economics program at Lund University. Nådiga Lundtan covers a wide range of topics related to economics, society, and politics, as well as careers, entrepreneurship, and innovation. It is a platform for students to share their ideas and opinions on economics and related fields.

View more articles
  • Are you Ready for this year’s Valborg Brunch Bonanza? 

    On the big day of festivities that Valborg is in Lund, many like to kick-start the day with a nice brunch together with friends. However, no matter how delicious brunches are, they sometimes tend to be the same old. Why not dig into various options in revamping the brunch a notch? So here, my ladies…

  • Beyond the Numbers: Happiness in a World in Crisis

    Who is the happiest? Every year, a study is conducted where the happiest country in the world is selected. For seven consecutive years, Finland has secured its place at the top of this esteemed list. In a world where happiness often feels elusive, an annual beacon shines a light on the path to contentment. The…

  • 2024 Was the Year I Pulled Off My Phone-Detox, and It Is Even Better Than Imagined 

    It all began during an especially rough patch in my recent exam period (It was at the point where I had no nails left, and my diet consisted exclusively of Dafgårds Färdigrätter). A friend pitched the idea of deleting all forms of entertainment from our phones, in the pursuit of getting the most studying possible…