I am sure most of us belong to category who never dreamed of having to live through situations like this , with advance technology and always connected attitude we have living through a restricted life where going out of them is restricted and unsafe is something most of us never thought of.
Yes , the times are challenging and I hear you loud and clear like i hear my inner voice panicking not knowing when this all will end. It has been not only unsafe to physical health but also to our mental health. It has been a test to us mentally to be strong in to be able to find the courage to encourage ourselves and be that support to others also.
Here are few list of things I could think of to help to try stay positive during a lock down.
Breakdown the Situation!
Isn’t this what we always use to crib about not having the time to do the things we love , How many times would have you thought to take a break and find what you love , to follow your passion , to just simply be able to spend time with your self or with loved ones, to rethink about life .
Well there you go this a perfect opportunity for you to do exactly that !! try not to hear the sirens from outside , try to hear that inner voice its exactly what you needed .Just because its enforced break doesn’t mean its not a break! Utilize this time so that when we are done with this we are stronger , better and a happier generation !
You have the greatest gift with you-TIME!
What was the recipe you wanted to try but never got the time to do it , Was there a game your child had been asking you to play but you just couldn’t ever find the energy to go with it , was there a dress you wanted to fit in but never could plan a work out because of your hectic schedule.
There is nothing stopping you now !! you have the greatest gift right here in-front of your eyes that’s Time! I am sure everyday we all would have cribbed about how busy our life’s are just wished we had a few hours so that we can get and do something we wanted to always do . So why wait make a list of the top things you want to do and lets check atleast those which we can do while at home and enjoy those moments ! Happy listing !!
Clean and Redecorate
Staying in the same place everyday morning waking up to the same scene could get daunting over the time. Don’t lie to yourself there is definitely something about going to bed in freshly cleaned sheets , about a small corner in your house that you can turn into a space for you or a loved one. Those plants that always need care that looked perfect where they are but rearranged a bit could just look completely like a different location.
Aren’t we also coping with just a little rearrangement in our life lets make that rearrangements to our space so that every now and then we wake up to something new.
Is there always been something that has left you having a bad awful feeling you cant get rid off. A fight with your friend , those unspoken words to your parents , an ex you cant stop being mad at or something you cant forgive yourself for.
With a new life module you have here look into those past that you just wished you could mend and move forward. That heavy bag of weight you have been carrying with you on your shoulders that lets make life feel all the more heavier. Its time to let go of that !! So that when we walk out from this we are more light on ourselves , so that we can smile one more smile in a day . So that world is not just free of this deadly virus but actually a better place to live in with a better generation.
Switch off and Disconnect.
There is so much going on and I understand the need to be updated on whats happening but you don’t have to be updated about every second switch off the buzz happening around you so that you can focus on more productive things , The given scenario there is not much you can control on the outside but there is definitely a lot you can control on how you accept information your perspective to things. So control the things that you still have control of so that what ever may come your way you are prepared.
Switch off the from the regular updates which are basically every where even if its for 2-3 hours a day. But do this by slowly increasing the time and you will observe how easy it is to let your mind just get panicked and hooked up in all the things and not focus on yourself.
Let’s stay strong , You are not in this alone. They are a lot of people out there going through the exact same thing as what you are . We are going to fight this and come out stronger not just physically but mentally also. We are going to be a different generation once this gets over. A generation that smiles more , a generation that are more clear about what is actually important in life , a generation that is more empathetic to their neighbor than before. A generation that has fought and changed and better !.