Six things to do if the current 🇺🇦 Ukrainian situation overwhelms you
It is natural to feel helpless about situations which we never expected, over which we have no control and yet which affect is deeply . For example : The 🇺🇦 Ukraine attacks which are going on right now.
The more we listen to the news 📰 the worse it seems. Media shows us images of helpless Indian students stranded, crying, appealing for help. (The government had issued advisories long back to return home). We see images of destruction, families fleeing and the president bravely staying on , saying they will not surrender.
There are debates all over on social media by whether India 🇮🇳 did the right thing by abstaining from voting 🗳 and taking a neutral position.
It’s easy to get swept 🧹 up by sentiments.
It’s hard to think 🤔 objectively.
If you are feeling worried, stressed or anxious about the current situation in the world 🌎 you could do the following things:
1. Switch off from social media for a while. Walk outside . Go to a park if you can . Absorb sunshine ☀️. It’s known to be a good anti- depressant.
2. Send out a prayer 🙏🏽 for the safety of those fleeing . Send out 🙏🏽 prayers for cessation of war and attacks.
3. Focus on all the things that are currently going right in your life. Be aware of everything you have — a home 🏡, a few loved ones, health , and 💰enough money for food. Those are indeed great blessings.
4.Read a good book. (Ironically the fiction 📕 that I am reading right now mentions the Ukraine 🇺🇦- Russia crisis in passing !)
5. Call up a good friend and talk about happy things. Perhaps you can plan a holiday even if you can’t immediately 🧳 travel!
6. Do something that brings you joy 🤩.. perhaps you can listen 🎧 to 🎶. Maybe you can watch a good TV show.Maybe you can try a new recipe!
Remember, a lot of things are out of our control. Our stressing about them won’t change outcomes. Whatever has to happen will happen. Time has a way of taking care of things.
I sincerely hope the India students stranded there return safely. My heart ❤️ goes out to all the people losing loved ones in this awful destruction taking place.
Prayers for peace ✌🏼
Ps: Come back for a new post tomorrow. This is post 17 of the blog Marathon (30 posts in 30 days)
Yes, you are right. Yesterday we have snowfall & today brighter sunshine,feels blessed. My heart goes out to Ukraine🇺🇦ReplyDelete
Yes mine tooDelete
A nice written post with lots of empathy.But you rightly said we can hardly do any thing.
What is worrying me is this if the UN becomes a bystander to Russia's expansionist ambitions then tomorrow China might get emboldened and try to take over Arunachal and north-east from us as that is their unfinished agenda.
My heart goes out to the Ukrainan people however this Ukranian government has been voting against Indian interest in the UN.Be it on nuclear weapons or integration of Kashmir with rest of India .
Great thoughts,Great post
Lota of Love, Respect & Devotion to you
Yes 👍🏽; Ukraine never supported us. Still I feel bad. And we can’t allow big nations to bully smaller nations.Delete
Like you rightly said today it is Ukraine. Tomorrow it might be us .
Hi Preeti. It is really devastating to watch the news. I am praying for those who have lost their lives in this gruesome war. Never knew that there are so many Indians living in Ukraine. Hope they return safely to India so they can be with their families. The points you mentioned are extremely beneficial - not only because of the Ukraine/Russia War - but in general. Since last Lockdown, I have been following a lot of these points and it has helped me to become a better person - especially mentally. Taking a break from Social Media to enjoy other things in life has made me to realize that life is really beautiful when we look at things from a different perspective. I liked the point you wrote about how we should not worry about things which are not in our control. Whether we worry or not, things will not change and all we need to do isReplyDelete
Thank you so much Prathima! So glad my posts help !Delete