3 ways to take your mind off Corona !
Here I am, back again on day 2 of #21daysof positivity.
How are you holding up?
Yesterday, I asked on my instagram, how you guys are feeling and coping. I observed a curious thing : everyone who is reading, said they are feeling positive and relaxed. Everyone who is not reading seemed to be feeling stressed.
I think those who have accepted the lockdown, are looking for ways to make this time useful. They are picking up neglected hobbies, feeling happier.
Extreoverts are having it harder. They are missing meeting their friends, going out, going to restaurants etc. If you are feeling boxed in, indoors here are my top three suggestions to take your mind off corona.
1. Reach out to a positive friend or a family member via a video call: Make a pact that you will NOT talk about Corona. Discuss a TV show you like, or a movie---or anything! Just don't talk about Corona.Don't complain about maids not being there! I think as you read this, you probably know just the friend to connect to :)
2. Set up a movie party or a date: Pick something you and your friend(s) like and watch remotely at the same time! You can pause and discuss (if you like). Keep the chat window open. Make full use of technology.
3. Switch on music and clean your room: I did this today. I listened to one of my favourite radio channles BBC 2, which was plahying some really good music. My room is spotless and sparkling clean and full of positive energy. I am happy I did that.
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I shall be back tomorrow.
Till then, stay happy! Count your blessings. Focus on all the good things.
Lots of love
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Highly positive.We at home are trying several things.self and daughter did a Tik tom together.Tomorrow we together are trying a new dish.We will shoot it and put in FB.We need not think and get worried about things which are not in our control.Lot many things we can do and enjoy.Learning a new language is in the list.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. What fun! Making a tiktok with your daughter and trying a new dish!Delete
Thank you :)Delete
Good Eve Ma'amReplyDelete
As I read this I also read one of the interesting technique you mentioned via Mrs Hayden from the book about Calming your mind by Balloon and seeing it going away smaller and smaller... I find it amazing. Thanks for such a technique
Thanks so much! Glad it helps. It's something I made up entirely, as the book is fictional.Delete
Each day, I clean a part of the house that has been left untouched for months. For example, there is a glass cabinet in the dining area which stores our crockery and other dinner sets, glasses, mugs, plates, etc. This had not been cleaned for months. So sat down with my Mom so we could get it cleaned. We also did a video call with one of my aunts from Mumbai. Had not seen her in months! It felt so nice to talk for a long time. Finally, we made some regular calls to some relatives who we had planned on calling from a long time, but could not. Sitting at home makes me less stressed!:-)ReplyDelete
What a good way to get the whole house cleaned. What do you do for a living?Delete
I am a Store Manager for a Jewelry Showroom.Delete
Loved this...this is exactly what I wanted to hear, or rather,readReplyDelete
Everywhere this corona--its gets to be too much!Delete
And thank you!! <3Delete
I’m a great fan of your’s. Have read most of your books. Have a wish to meet you someday��
We all as family (me, my teen son &hubby) love to cook meals together and this is a great opportunity/time in doing so. Im glad my son is a foodie just like me��
Apart from that we spend time together playing cards/UNO etc.
This is a big time break needed for everyone!!#stayhealthy#staymotivated#staysafe#chantmantras#positiveaffirmations.
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Very good post Mam! And one can also try his/her hand at cooking during this lockdown. Lot of time to experiment. 😀ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot :) Yes!Delete
You are welcome Mam!Delete
The movie date is indeed a unique idea. Will have to try this with my friendsReplyDelete
Do try and let me know :)Delete
Positive.. as always :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I love this initiative of yours. Much-needed break when there is news of doom and gloom everywhere. I've passed on the link to your blog to people I care about, too. It will be in their best interests to subscribe:)ReplyDelete
Also Mam, I have some few more amazing suggestions like :-ReplyDelete
1. To listen to tedtalk.
2. Take some online course on edx.
3. Watch sunset and sunrise.
4. Stroll around on the terrace in the open sky.
Preeti ji your blog posts are as lovely as you and your books.I did one thing today itself.The network was bad so could not do a video call however I had a 54 minute chat with my very good freind ranbir (he is in delhi n I am in kolkata?).We had a wonderful conversation about books,movies,spirituality and politics not even once mentioning the current buzzword disease.It was awesome.I feel this virus is like Lord Voldemort (from Harry Potter)....He who must not be named.Mam love your blog and I get more thrilled when you drop a reply to me.🙏🙏ReplyDelete