What I did on day 4 of #lockdownIndia . Hang in there, people!
Those of you who have joined in, after watching my live or seeing my post on Instagram, welcome!
In of my books, I had written 'We don't realise the value of something, till we have lost it.' How prophetic those words have turned out to be when viewed against this #lockdownindia that we're all stuck in.
I don't know about you, but I tune out of all the 'gloom and doom' and panic messages floating around on WhatsApp groups. It seems as though some people feel better after they blurt out their fears and 'warn others'. I immerse myself in my book, in my art and my workouts.
Today was a deep cleaning day for me. Oh, the satisfaction of a bright, spotless, sparkling clean house! No wonder Marie Kondo continues to be a multi million copy bestseller.
When it comes to cleaning, I am also not too frightened of doing all the heavy housework, which many Indians dread. For many in India, if the househelp or the maid does not turn up it is a disaster of epic proportions. However, for me, it's not that big a deal, as as when I lived in the UK, I used to do all the housework myself.
I think its a good exercise to sweep and mop the floors :) (Don't kill me for saying that; It is true!)
I was disappointed this morning, when I started getting messages from my readers saying that Amazon is cancelling the orders of my latest book. I felt bad for a brief while, but then reminded myself that at the end of all this, a beautiful book #whenlovecamecalling, still awaits. I also worked out and that helped me feel really good, banished the sad mood.
It's very easy to slip into a neagtive thinking rut, being cooped up in the house. Also, everyone is probably irritated, being stuck together. If someone in your family, or home snaps or is annoyed, give them their space. Don't try and argue with them, or try to make them see your point. Walk away and give them time to cool down. Also, let it go!
These are hard times, but hey--everywhere, all around the world, we are all in it together.
I almost forgot to mention: I will be live on Facebook tomorrow at 10.30 am (Sunday,29 march) for an online summit along with Tisca Chopra and Kiran Manral.
It is being organised by shethepeople.tv and it is a discussion on Womens writing. Do join me on
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What was the most productive thing you did today? Do you think being cooped up together makes people irritable?
Tell me in comments ; I'd love to know what you think.
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I shall see you again tomorrow.
Till then, take a deep breath, hydrate by drinking water, lose yourself in a good book, and go off to sleep.
This shall pass soon my friend! Life is beautiful my friend. Stay strong!
Lots of love