Let’s not discuss the COVID-19 particularly,
Let’s not curse the year,
Let’s not talk about the way the Governments are tackling it,
Let’s put it all aside,
Let’s take a moment to reflect on the impacts of this current situation on ourselves, our lives. Not even a single soul on this planet is left unaffected by the heat and smoke of the spreading fire of present circumstances. Everybody, YOU and ME both, is struggling, struggling really hard to get through it anyhow. The increasing ratio of deaths and diseases. The snowballing of absolute poverty all around the world. The irrevocable loss in economy. Is this all, being swayed by the COVID-19?
The fundamental aspect we are missing out here is our MENTAL HEALTH. Since the day virus landed in our lives, it’s constantly mortifying our mental health really bad. Helplessness, Hopelessness, Hollowness. These three H’s are a major load to our sanity these days. In these hard times, our major goal should be to keep ourselves together physically as well as mentally. And we need to be strong and show courage in the face of adversity. NOTHING IS WORTH IT IF IT COSTS YOU YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. We hear, share, repeat many mental health quotations daily but do we really care about our psychological state? This is the perfect time to care for and improve our healthy minds. There’s so much going on around us that it’s easy to fly off the handle but DON’T. Let’s forget, for a time, the ways the Corona Virus manipulated us. Let’s overlook the wrecking it gave us. Let’s leave everything negative behind us for a bit. Be POSITIVE and make use of this time on the right lines.
I AM CONVINCED THAT LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS TO US AND 90% HOW WE REACT TO IT. AND SO IT IS WITH YOU…WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR ATTITUDES.CHARLES R. SWINDLE, THE AUTHOR OF THE GRACE AWAKENING
Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. How privileged are so many of us that during this pandemic, we can stay warm and safe at home, spend time reading, creating, working, talking to our loved ones with little worries? We are living in a moment that will reverberate in the annals of world history. It will continue to be resurrected in novels, poetry, memoirs, and cinematic productions. Far into the future, grandparents will tell their stories to their grandchildren with a memory that will surely play its tricks. This crisis will also provide new dimensions to conspiracy theories, mixing facts with fantasy.
Meanwhile, we have the challenge of dealing with its relentless spread against the backdrop of apocalyptic visions now sweeping across the First World, with the United States leading in the world in confirmed coronavirus cases. Use the lockdown period to be physically and mentally stronger. This is also the time to be responsible and stay home. This week spare some time to send love and hope to those who are being directly affected by the pandemic.
In the rush to return back to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to. Ever wondered once all of it is over you might never be able to get this calm back, the pause is rare to happen yet again once the play button hits on! You get to go back in that rush, hustling and grinding! We might never experience this sense of stillness back again, so I’d rather we let loose while it lasts! Take this phase to look deeper, reflect back, play around, develop healthy habits, let that kid inside scream and rejoice! Focus on all that’s surrounding you, connect with nature, and breathe. Not partially but use the moment to feel fully alive! It’s a blessing in disguise, a gift of time!
REALITY CHECK: This is not a holiday and can hit anyone of us at any time. If you are lucky enough to live with the loved ones, hold them tight. A great form of meditation is to hug for 2 minutes, breathe and smile. If you do not live with loved ones look forward to the day you will hug them again and smile it will bring.