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For quite a while now, the quote above has been one of my favorites. I also believe no matter how much anyone motivates or inspires; a strong will power, within us, is all it takes to see through the tough times. We either emerge stronger through times or starve for positive vibes at the end of it.
This is all about how we perceive isolation during these challenging times. If we allow the situation, which is certainly not under our control, to mount pressure, it would definitely oblige. Being an Introvert might serve as an advantage to sustain these lonely times? I don’t have an answer to it, yet. I hope we all emerge tougher than the situation!
Alas, social media has been playing its character with sheer elegance. Good for the ones who aren’t its slaves and for those who lack maturity in apprehension, it comprehends to be the devil. And, as always, I am only wandering my thoughts here.
I have been thinking about how to stay positive all this while and thought of penning it down. At the halfway mark already of what seems to be a three-week lockdown, like many across the world, I also hope it doesn’t extend. Am I all prepared to face an extension? Are you? Here are some tips, let me call them cool tips, to keep at the back of your mind. If you may (smiling)
Maintain the Decorum: I would rather just call it status quo:
For all those hard workers, including me (chuckling), it would help a great deal to maintain a decorum of time. The fact that we don’t have to rush to office shouldn’t stop you from waking up at the same time, getting dressed, wear that favorite fragrance and wave a goodbye to your family or that tiny pet or the neatly carved door of your home and get into the corner of a room or dining table or press table, which is now infamously, termed as “office, desk or workplace”.
It also reminds us to wrap work on time and spend time with family (some of you who already had enough of family time, please continue swearing at me) or for yourself. As one of my friends said this is the right time to read history and learn basic economics. I would take his word, anytime soon. (I am too good at procrastinating)
No standing desk, no problem
Don’t be a Junkie:
The most difficult part, being a foodie, is to tell others not to eat junk food. I am constantly staring at the red & blue shiny pack of chips comfortably placed at the food corner across the living room. My eyes are zooming and panning, like the director of a movie got the best location for his shoot. Eagerly waiting to gulp it all but restraining myself just to tell all of you ladies and gentlemen to avoid eating junk food while you are at work.
Image summary: Avoid eating junk food while at work (laughs)
Stay healthy, think better:
The campus where is I work, err where I used to work before converting my home as office, would see massive movement of people three times a day and one of it was during lunch. One thing common between most of them is they believed in an old saying Walk a mile after lunch.
Now that we are deprived to live that saying, find a way to stay healthy and fit. Use terraces or balcony to stretch, smash a shuttle in the corridor, jump or jog in your room. Remember, where there is a will there’s a way. And yeah, that old saying is Rest a while after lunch, walk a mile after supper. Please don’t indulge yourself. (laughing)
Now that I have your attention, let me introduce my blog to first-timers here. Thank you! I would really appreciate it if you could look at some of my other blog posts as well. I would really want to get back to writing. My sincere apologies to my ardent readers. Welcome back! I hope not to disappoint you, this time. Wait, I am not done writing this post.
Also, it is very important to keep the cycle of society alive. Provided an opportunity, please check upon your service providers like barbers, laundry guys, the guy from whom you regularly bought re-fresheners (air contaminators), people who helped you look the best, the beauticians – they are all running out of business, temporarily. Let us all pledge to be kind and generous to them.
Every night before I sleep, I just hope to wake up reading a piece of news that all this was a scary prank pulled by lawmakers to prevent the abuse of Earth. I imagine to be angry but eventually forgive them that it is over. I hope some of you agree.
Come April 15th or the date lawmakers decide it is safe to get back to normal, let us be prepared to be gentle with nature. Haven’t we abused it beyond the capacity, already? As one of my friends’ P’s Insta story says as we hurry to get back to normal life, take this time to consider which normalcy is worth hurrying back to?
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Let us all be those tough people who last through these tough times! Thanks for reading! Stay safe, everyone.