Hey there! Long time, no post right? Like most people in the world, I’ve been trying to find my ground during this trying Covid-19 times. It hasn’t been easy but all I can do is stay home and do my part to flatten the curve. I hope you have been staying safe indoors as much as possible?
During times like this, it’s normal for you to feel insecure and uncertain about life in general: what to eat, how to protect yourself, how long the lock-down will last, or whether or not you still have a job. While it is important to acknowledge the fact that your feelings are valid, it is also important to not dwell on them. Look on the bright side even though the brightness may not be very apparent. You now have time to do those things you’ve always wished you had more time for: spending quality time with your family, reading those books you’ve had on your shelf for a while, working out, self care, taking online courses, or not having to wake up at 4 a.m in order to catch the bus.
I think some of the tips below could help you get through these strange times one day at a time.
It’s okay to not have it all figured out: You don’t have to beat yourself up if you feel a bit clueless about the best way to use your free time. This pandemic caught the whole world by surprise and you’re not an exception. Just do the best you can even if it’s just staying home, washing your hands regularly, and avoiding touching your face.
Don’t compare yourself with others: So, you login your Instagram account and you see posts from people you feel are handling the Covid-19 lock-down a lot better than you and you start beating yourself up. That’s not the way to go. Understand that people handle situations differently and that’s just how life is. Take tips and ideas from those posts and you just might discover one or two wholesome activities you could engage in.
Focus on the bright side: The bright side might not be so apparent if you’re focused on the gloomy side but it’s there. Remember those things you’ve always wished you had more time for? Now you have time to focus on them! You now have time to try out that recipe, sleep more, workout more, take care of your skin more, start that podcast, or write that blog post(like I’m doing right now). Whatever it is for you, just do it!
Tell me how you’re handling the lock-down in the “comments” section.
Special thanks to essential workers who have to stay out in order to save lives.