How to deal with lockdown overwhelm

How to deal with lockdown overwhelm

I hope all the readers are safe and sound, sending loads of love and prayers your way. Lockdowns are being extended in India for some time and it is surely getting overwhelming. Things are calm around but it is the chaos inside which makes every day tough. Let us pray that the world heals soon but that starts with ourselves, our process of healing individually. Here are some things which can be done with lockdown gets tough.

  • Identify your “Why”?
    • The global Coronavirus pandemic has left the world baffled. Some were prepared, some were not and some of us are still adjusting to the worldwide outbreak. This makes the “Why” very profound. We are inside our homes safe for saving our and other’s lives. No “Why” can be as strong as this one.
  • Read classics
    • Reading classics brings in a perspective of life. Classics that were written during world war II are especially helpful to understand the situation that people before us have endured. They have come out strong, thus we would too. I like “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. Also ” Diary Of A Young Girl – Ann Frank”
  • Working out
    • It is said that boosting your immunity is the best way to deal with this global pandemic. Working out and having enough recovery time is the best way to boost your immunity.
  • Spend quality time with family
    • If you are staying with your family in these lockdown times then you are really blessed. Spend some quality time playing with your kids. Play some games with your parents and make them feel loved.
  • Listen to music
    • Music has an amazing quality of calming the senses down. It is always advisable to listen to some calming music when you are not in a good mood.

It is overwhelming to be locked down but we should also remember that we have the liberty to stay inside while health workers and medical professionals are working round the clock for us. Let us stay inside, heal ourselves and heal the world.

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Snehal Joshi
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Snehal is a Certified Nutrition Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is writing about her persuits of Nutrition Science since last 4 years.

2 Comments
  • Kat Sturtz
    Posted at 01:17h, 13 April

    Your tips are easy to implement, good even under ordinary circumstances. I’m a big fan of reading. Even when my children were young, we enjoyed our together time as a family. One positive thing this pandemic has done is make the difference between locations seem shorter. For instance, you’re in India and I’m in Michigan. However, we’ve connected online as if neighbors living close.

  • Martha
    Posted at 08:50h, 13 April

    Our lockdown brought back memer of Anne Frank to me also! I’m keeping busy baking and sewing. Thankfully I had just stocked up on Minky fabrics for blankets I make and while working on them it seems to give me hope since I know a new little one will be receiving one.