Rituals to routines
Several of our households describe rituals created in early lockdown as necessary – whether for manifesting this sense of structure, for boosting health and immunity or to find escape through new hobbies.
Illenia in Italy, for example, has created hers to mark the difference between home and work time, by cooking a proper daily lunch and ending work with an aperitivo at her window while appreciating what she has. In Hong Kong, Kennith has swapped out partying and the gym for establishing new ways to work from home, buying the pet fish he’s long wanted and delighting in outdoor exercise. Meanwhile in Australia, Shai makes space for himself outside his now-buzzing household with time to reflect during a solo evening walk. Interestingly, all three see so much value in these new rituals, that they plan for them to remain as solid parts of their routines when they come out of lockdown.