What we are facing is unprecedented, a whole nation locked down to combat the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Our staying home not only sends a message of solidarity in the global effort of fighting with this invisible enemy but also provides us a unique opportunity to reset our life button. Think it through and evaluate what went right and what could have been better to achieve our life goals.
It is difficult to imagine a lockdown of over one week with possible extension without a compact plan. We can turn this into a boon for those living within a busy and overwhelming schedule hindering their personal lives.
Here are certain things to catch up while living in isolation.
Take a break from constant news consumption
The constant pointless breaking news will bring nothing but fear. Staying home in isolation is the best you can do for everyone right now and that’s what you have been doing. Constant breaking news of sad incidents might break your enthusiasm. Binge-watching news or stats “WorldoMeter” to be precise won’t do any good either. If you can curve the temptation of social media, you will find adequate amounts of time to do something productive. So, minimize your news and social media time in your daily routine as much as you can.
Start learning that special skill you always wanted to but never could
Take out a rusty guitar that you once bought with enthusiasm, that book on how to speak French fluently lost in the shelves, video or photo editing skills that you wished to master may be. We all have wanted to learn something but have struggled for time to polish that passion. Investing in your passion means investing in your happiness. Go for it, this is a perfect time. If not now then when?
We all need this now more than ever. Less physical activities at times when it really tests our immune system are certainly not helpful. You cannot go for our long jogging or stroll in the park but make the most out of small space by practicing many forms of exercises such as Yoga, Meditation, Deep Breathing Exercises, Deep Stretching Exercises, etc.
Reignite your forgotten Relationship
Isolation may have pulled us away from face to face communication but don’t forget you can still communicate via other mediums of communication, You are already familiar with social media platforms, messaging apps which you can use wisely to talk with friends in abroad or relatives you haven’t talked since a long time. It is time to bury small hatches if there are any with your friends and relatives and make sure that we emerge victorious by creating a bigger and better community after isolation.
Take mental health therapies online
While working from home or wondering how to get through this isolation or lockdown scenario without any panic attacks, it is always better to take advice from counselors online. Get help from various platforms providing proper online mental therapies.
It is never easy to break our habit and do something new but so it is to stay inside for one week and you are already doing it. Don’t underestimate your strength. You are way more powerful and determined than you know.