Our life is a journey. We crave to reach an unknown destination which we feel will give us eternal happiness. But during that, we forget to enjoy the process. We underestimate the road that leads us there. And ultimately, we are never satisfied with what we achieve. So this creates a void and craving for a better and better life. But does such a life exist? Well, honestly speaking, it depends on us.
Now that we are at home, we know work doesn't necessarily have to be at office. There are a lot of chores at home too. And then we have a lot of us who are working from home right now. This does get stressful at times. Especially now when we are not only stressed about our work, but about the global pandemic too. Why not take a back seat for some time and de-stress yourself?
The pandemic has opened our eyes. It is as if our eyes were blurred initially by different layers of activities that we felt gave us happiness. But the truth is that the way simple joys can bring us a level of satisfaction, nothing else can. This is the time to protect yourself. Your mind, body, vibe and soul. You need healing. Most of us are with families right now. But we still have many who are stuck away in different countries. So here I am, with five peaceful things to do when alone. It's easy, simple and doable.
Self love has become a really talked about thing in recent times. It wasn't so popular in the olden days. Initially, we guys wanted, or rather were taught to behave in a certain way. To act in a manner that pleases the society and not us. We had really less freedom of articulating our thoughts or expressing our feelings out. But now, things have changed. We have changed. The society is changing. And in such hectic and busy days, the only thing we forget is to indulge in some self love. That is because we have always given priority to everything but us.
I still remember sitting at the Toronto Airport. I had just come back from India after a short break with my family and was waiting for my bus to London, Ontario. It was around 7:30 pm on January 1, 2020. I was making plans for the new year. I was thinking about getting in shape, posting more articles on this blog and completing my HR course successfully. But little did I know that in just about two months the world will stop. And that we all will be in a quarantine period. An extremely tiny thing like a coronavirus will take over our mental peace. But now when I sit and write this article, I feel there are so many lessons I've learnt from this phase.