People’s lives have turned upside down since coronavirus happened – so many things changed. From making face masks as part of your daily outfit, especially when going out, working or learning from home, staying out from the crowded places like the beach, malls and other public places to bearing the amount of fear and stress that the pandemic delivered right in front of your doorstep.


Although some states or cities are starting to relax their lockdown or quarantine protocols gradually these past few months, some people are still hesitant of going out or getting themselves exposed outside. Together with the reopening of some establishments is the continuous implementation of strict health and safety measures. 


So, taking a look back at the previous years before COVID-19 happened, we listed these ideas that might belong on your list of the things you miss from the pre-pandemic life. 

1. Holiday or weekend malling with family or friends

Since Christmas season is almost here, one of the things that you’re probably missing is the holiday or weekend malling either with your family or friends. Christmas season means spreading and sharing love, gift-giving, gift-shopping, sumptuous gatherings and other more celebratory moments. 


But, the COVID-19 make the Christmas spirit a lot less merry this year. You can’t spend Christmas or prepare for it like the way you used to before because of the fear and worry of the unseen enemy. 


For now, you might only do Christmas-shopping through online, browsing on the internet or saving it for better Yuletide season hopefully next year.

2. Wearing custom swimwear at the beach on a luxury vacation

Who doesn’t love going to the beach, and soaking up under the bright and beautiful sun, huh? Visiting the nearest beach resort or going out of town to spend a few days at the beach with your loved ones is for sure one of the best de-stressing things to do.


Sadly, the coronavirus happened. You can’t go to the beach and flaunt your new custom swimwear or get those tan lines through soaking up under the sun no matter how much you want to. For now, you can only stare at yourself in the mirror while trying on your custom swimwear, dream about the salty seas and white sands.


Although some beaches or resorts are reopening, there are several documents or requirements that you need to pass before getting the chance to book your stay. Of course, one of the major requirements is the negative swab test results – but getting the test done is quite expensive. 

3. Hanging out at a pub with your friends or colleagues after a long day at work

Pub-hopping is one of the best ways employees see to spend the night after a busy and long day at work. So, hanging out at your favourite pub with your friends or work colleagues might be one of the things you’re missing right now. 


It’s either the taste of the beer, margarita, negroni or martini that you wish to have while staying home. Or you might only miss those times you get to exchange laughter with your colleagues while savouring your favourite drink. 

4. Attending gatherings to celebrate a special occasion with the closest people in your life

One of the things you might enjoy the most that COVID-19 stole from you is probably the joy of attending gatherings to celebrate a special occasion or event with the dearest people in your heart. Family gatherings and parties aren’t advisable to maintain the social and physical distancing protocols.


With that, some people are doing virtual celebrations only to get the chance to celebrate a special event with their loved ones. Well, a huge thanks to different social media platforms for helping one another keep in touch with their loved ones, especially in this trying time. 


So, is there something on the list that you miss the most? Or you’re missing all of it? Either way, know that you’re not alone. 


Keep on holding on because better and happier days are waiting for you. For more tips, read this article, Quaran-THINGS To Do: 6 Productive Ways To Kill Time During Lockdown.



Kath Ramirez took up journalism as her Bachelor’s Degree with library and information science on the side and now writes for Swimprint UK, known for its premium quality swimming cap offers. After a busy working week, you’ll either see her binge-watch on Netflix, cuddling with her fur babies, bonding with her family or devouring her mom and sisters’ homemade goodies.