Let's hope the dust settles down soon and we get back to our lives. At this time, we should spend time with our loved ones and hope for the best.
Yes, it is a deeply troubling situation, but amid this remember there are people battling everyday against the odds to keep the world going. From doctors to innovators to scientists to politicians to volunteers. There are people taking this challenge head on and fighting back the enemy (virus) and helping those people without any means to feed or shelter themselves cope. It may be inspiring to know how so many people are not giving up. The situation is grim but there's always hope. Yes, there's little scope to distract yourself, so do one thing, make it a point to share and read news about people persevering against the epidemic..people singing in their balconies, scientists rushing to find a cure or vaccine, techies racing to help develop AI to be able to diagnose COVID 19 symptoms faster and accurately. There's nothing on the internet except for covid 19 content, make sure you focus on those that build hope.
Hi. I can understand that the uncertainty of the times ahead can make one feel anxious. It's completely normal feel this way and a lot of people around the world are feeling the same. Here are somethings that you can do to ease your anxiety:
1. Increase your digital interaction: talk to your friends, family, colleagues frequently. It's easy to stay in our bubble and isolate ourselves. Take the extra effort to call up those near you.
2. Reduce news consumption: yes, reduce the frequency with which you check news. Catch the bulletin so that you have know what's going on but save yourself from the constant barrage of negativity.
3. Make a routine: make your bed, excercise, cook your meals. In these times of self isolation focus on yourself. Make sure you remember why we all are doing this in the first place, to keep ourselves healthy and safe.
4. Take a break from your thoughts: it can get overwhelming sometimes with the events happening around us. In such a scenario, switch off your phone , take a break from the world and meditate. This might not mean going in a yogic stance and chanting om, but can be as easy as closing your eyes and taking deep breaths.
I hope this helps!
In these uncertain times, staying positive can be difficult. Here are a few tips to keep anxiety at bay.
1. Create a routine.
2. Avoid staying in your pyjamas all day. Take a bath, get ready.
3. Reach out to family and loved ones through virtual means.
4. Engage in recreational activities where in you can involve others virtually, such as games.
5. Practice gratitude journaling daily. Make a note of at least 4 things that you're grateful for.
6. Take time out for meditation. Try and increase the time you're able to do that.
7. Stay up to date but avoid binging on news. It will only make you more anxious.
8. Reach out to a therapist. Many have moved their practice online. Seek help if it gets too much
True there isn't much to do except catch up with all that you haven't been able to do. Of course everyone is anxious right now. But let's not let it get to us, as no good will come out of it. Relax, meditate, exercise, pray.
Cook, talk to your family, catch up with old friends on phone. Stay updated but do not let the 'news' occupy most of your time.
Take a pause and breathe. This will pass. And you will come out stronger
There is much to do. The delusion that there isn't much to do is a task in itself. It should be an eye opener in the current scenario. But yes it wouldn't come easy. Especially within our comfort zones. I guess this is what we mean when we say "there isn't much to do or distract" coz we don't get to choose from our favorite time -passes. Yes, the situation is worrying, and the lockdown is limiting our options. But that may not be a bad thing. On the contrary, it can be a boon. A divine intervention in our lives to stop and reflect. Something we ourselves would have not done. Not only are we getting this time but also the environment. Everyone is going through it. A lot can be said about this but I think it all comes down to this either being something which stopped our lives or something which gave our lives a break. In my view it has become a game of perspectives. As rightly said, "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder".