The pandemic has unfortunately taken its toll on everyone. People from every walk of life have been affected. Its not only the financial aspect but a lot on the personal level too.
Each individual is battling a battle unknown. Day In and day out it’s a constant struggle. Days have turned into weeks and weeks into months .
What I realized and it worked for me, was this one thing….
I would start my day with my exercise . Meditate a bit and jot down my thoughts. I tried not to overly alter my routine. The routine, I would follow before the pandemic. I would dress and be ready for the day.
I would like to share a small incident. How things which seem insignificant, can have greater repercussions.
A very close associate called me one afternoon. She was on the verge of hysteria . She said “Nothing seems to be working out “.
I patiently listened to her entire outburst. What I gathered was that she was getting depressed.
She cited the following reasons :
I have no where to go.
And I don’t like dressing up.
I had bought so many new outfits and make-up . It’s all just sitting in my closet .
All this is making me depressed.
And I’m putting on weight.
I’m not exercising.
And I’m just hating myself more.
It’s putting me off everything.
I step by step encouraged her to join an online Zumba, yoga or Pilates.
Told her to be in touch with her friends and close relations .
Dress for the day in your best.
Wear Make-up, even when you are stepping out for sometime.
Don’t let anything stop you from doing what you feel like.
Practice social -distancing and do what makes you happy.
Go for a drive.
Keep motivating yourself.
Switch to healthy eating .
I know, it sounds like a tall list .
Believe it!! And you can do it.
Half your battles are won .
We will be defined with a new benchmark. Pre-pandemic and post-pandemic.
Don’t let there be too much of a discrepancy.
It will all be fine. Stay safe. Stay blessed 😊😊