Hope and Despair are two sides of a coin. When you flip a coin, you always know that there is a fifty percent chance of getting either of them. So, what about if you become the coin and someone flips you? Have you ever thought about it? I guess none of us has thought this through. In the current scenario, coronavirus has flipped us like a coin to decide our fate. And all of us are aware of the result.
Today, the coronavirus cases have reached around 1 million worldwide. The situation is escalating with every passing hour. Coronavirus has brought the world into a stand-still. Governments have restricted civil movement, closed the Borders, people have been staying indoors, and the Travel Industry has become non-existent. Also, all forms of outdoor entertainments have closed, including restaurants and cafes. The situation is not going to be relaxed soon.
So, Shall we wait for the coronavirus to flip us? No! It will make us measurable and lifeless like the coin. What to do then?
The first thing to do is to accept your situation and bring peace to your restless mind. The responsibility to save humanity is on all of our shoulders. So, there is no point in denying that coronavirus won’t affect us. It might if we don’t follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization, governments, and research organisations. Wash your hands, stay safe, be responsible and care about the elderly, less fortunate and the ones with compromised health.
Whenever I face an issue that is not in my hand, I don’t sit around and wait for the worst anxiety to hit me. I accept the issue and responsibility to work through it. I engage my time in doing things that I love. This helps me to stay at the moment.
The second thing is to take care of your physical and mental health. Exercise daily and put the adrenaline rush to good use. Meditate or do the breathing exercise to pump your blood with good hormones. As a blogger, I spend most of my time at home when I am not travelling. So, I do it daily to remain healthy. Also, it uplifts my spirits.
The third thing is that you are not alone in the war against coronavirus. It has affected the entire world. Somewhere people are fighting the coronavirus, some are trying to cheer themselves, some are facing the wrath of economic meltdown, and some are away from their family. The Internet is still there, so get in touch with your friends and family. So, cherish the moments of lockdown with your loved ones.
The fourth thing is that coronavirus has made the dream of getting time from our busy life possible. Although it has happened for the wrong reasons, still the time is here. So, let’s not waste it and invest in your passion. Now is the time to read the book which you always wanted, write the story which you left in the middle, listen to the songs from the playlist you created, experiment and sharpen your culinary skills.
With travelling and photography, my first passion for writing often suffered. So, I am using this time to finish the pending travel articles and posts. Reading a lot to brush up my knowledge. Therefore, I am not feeling lost.
The fifth and most important of all is to devote some time daily to reflect upon your day. It is not that bad as you feel. You are not trapped. There are health workers, affected people and their families who are fighting the worst face of coronavirus. Express your gratitude to be able to live from the comfort of your house and help someone less fortunate than yourself.
I started doing this a long time back. Self – reflection has taught me many aspects of life, which I wasn’t aware of earlier. It has helped me to be a better person. I am not yet at the finishing point because there isn’t any. But every day, I am learning from life.
More than ever, coronavirus has brought the world into a single roof. Under this roof, we are hopeful for a better day to come. We are in this together. So, take good care of yourself and others. Live in the moment without waiting for the future.