Gift yourself this!
Hello lovely people,
How are you today? We complete two whole weeks of #lockdown today. That's a LOT of time! Yesterday, I had given you by favourite TV shows. Most of you haven't watched most of them.
I too used to never watch TV shows till a few years back, when I began. While I am a huge advocate of reading books, I think you cannot ignore the fact that good movies and TV shows expand our cultural horizons such a lot as the experience is very visceral.
I used to see people watching Game of Thrones, and never understood what was so great till I began watching myself. Then I turned into a huge fan. Same for Breaking Bad and Narcos. If I were to pick my top three TV shows, these three would be it. All three have content suitable only for adults (just in case you have kids around you while watching it).
Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I make a portrait every day. (We get a muse in our inbox daily) I am a part of #30faces30days challenge. Here's what I made today.
People ask me how I find time to make art, after all the housework, cooking, working out. (yes, I workout every day!)
I think if you love something very much, you will always make time for it. It is a matter of commitment and how badly you want to do it. Making art is always joyful for me.
My one request to you in these difficult times: Every single day, set aside 45 minutes to an hour for yourself. Tell your family members to not disturb you. Turn off your phone.
This is your time--your gift to yourself. Do whatever brings you joy for this one hour. Maybe it is just lying on the bed and doing nothing, maybe it is watching a TV show, may be it is colouring a picture--anything! But this must be exclusively YOUR time.
You will find yourself in a much better frame of mind to deal with the daily minutiae, once you have had your fill--something like putting on your oxygen masks, before helping others. :)
What other suggestions or tips do you have to keep your spirits high during lockdown? Do share it in my comment box so others too can benefit. If you are reading this in your inbox, do head over to my blog and share .
|This pic was clicked at Sahitya Akademi Delhi, where I was invited a speaker earlier this year|
Will be back tomorrow! Till then--keep that pep in your step :)
Lots of love
Photo by Jen P. on Unsplash