Needless to say, the whole world is in a very sensitive and crucial situation right now. Not only are we facing a dangerous pandemic, but we are facing the truth of our society and reflecting on the injustice people have had to deal with for so long.
Covid-19, the Black Lives Matter protests, the bush fires in Australia, the cyclone in Bengal, the floods in Bihar – 2020 is really testing us.
In circumstances like these, the most difficult part is to keep calm and be hopeful for a better time to come.
The whole world is in quarantine which, although is the safest option, can be mentally exhausting at times. Even though I’m grateful that I am at home with my family, it’s easy to get panicky and frustrated.
So naturally, during this time, I like to do things that make me as happy as I could possibly be.
I started my blog, I’m cooking quite often now, I’m watching Seinfeld and practicing my Kathak. These activities make me generally happy, but also lucky to be at home, with all this time in my hands.
Now, just because we are at home, and we have all the time in the world, doesn’t necessarily mean you ALWAYS have to be productive. Give yourself a break sometimes, take it easy. It’s tough to keep yourself stable and peaceful in a situation like this. So do things that are relaxing, and sometimes, don’t do anything at all. It’s perfectly fine.
I’m also taking this time to reflect on my life, the people in my life, what I’m doing, and what I want to do with my life. It’s led me to appreciate the small things that I often neglect; going out to eat, going to the market, going for strolls outside, staying healthy, having my family by my side.
I’ve been trying to follow a schedule and setting goals for my day, even if they are small tasks. Starting my day right has made me feel more at peace and kept me going during these tough times.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to educate myself about certain issues and concerns that are being talked about. Whether it’s the BLM protests or the discussion about nepotism and privilege in Bollywood, I’m reading from various sources and learning more about all these topics.
It is extremely important to be aware of the current affairs (or crises, for that matter) so that you can spread correct information and give your support.
It’s weird to find such an article on a food/lifestyle blog, but all I’m trying to do is spread awareness and encourage others to learn more and give as much support as they can. It is the only way to be at peace and stay sane in times like these.
Continue doing the things you love, and remember THIS IS GOING TO BE OVER.
Stay calm and be hopeful for (read as *work towards*) a better tomorrow.
Know more about the BLM protests and how to donate here.