What can we do in this time of crisis?

In the wake of COVID – 19 things have changed world-wide. There are lockdowns and shutdowns across the world. Of course, the Coronavirus has started to spread on a wider range. Each country is trying to deal with this situation of extreme crises in its capacity. People are instructed to stay home because that’s the only place where one can be completely safe and healthy. Moving out of your house without any reason can cause problematic situations for you, for your family, and your surroundings. Therefore, it is advised to sit inside, indoors! 

By doing this, authorities only want to make sure that the chain is broken, the chain of Coronavirus. If a person is infected by the Coronavirus, he/she automatically becomes the carrier of the disease. Infected people further affect others in the surrounding. That is why people in every country are asked to stay home and follow social distancing. Only by doing this, we all would be able to curb the situation world-wide. So follow the instructions and support the government of your nation, Be a responsible citizen!

However, for many of us, sitting indoors is not so easy. With time our priorities and our lifestyles have changed. We all have got accustomed to the outside world more than the inside; to some extent, it is required. Most people have started to get bored, anxious, stressed out, and tensed. All this because they are asked to stay home because they are unable to move out because they feel bound while staying in the same house. All these feelings are natural, and it happens when some sudden situation occurs in life. Problem is not these feelings; the situation will be difficult when these feelings will be continuous. 

If you are also feeling anxious, stressed out, then this post is for you! Here in this post, I will share with you some techniques to have a great time indoors.

1. Invest In Yourself

Well, before I explain this point I would want to ask, when was the last time you did something for yourself? For many it would be really difficult to answer this, as many of us are so busy chasing our dreams; doing our jobs; struggling in our daily lives that doing something for our own self seems a distant dream now. This is not a great sign, we have got this beautiful life so that we can evolve. Evolution is only possible when we do something out of our comfort zone. For instance, you are at home, not able to go to the office, which was your routine and gradually it has become a comfort zone for you. Because you feel safe in your regular job as you are able to pay your monthly bills. But are you here to pay your bills only? As yourself this….. The answer would be ‘NO’ for sure!  

Yes, this is the time which you can spend on yourself. Utilize this time on yourself, indulge in activities which are useful not only for your physical presence but also for your spiritual existence. You can do exercises, read good books (which were pending for the past many years now), cook for your family, meditate a bit, listen to music, watch movies with your loved ones, play indoor games. Believe it or not, doing all these activities will help you have a great time. You will feel happy and satisfied. Remember, only when you are content from within, you will be satisfied in your life. Discontentment causes distress, anxiety, stress, tension, and depression. So, this is the time when you can learn to be happy, to be satisfied! Utilize this time, and let others also feel happy in your company. 

2. Learn New Skills

While doing your regular corporate jobs, you don’t get enough time for your meals, let alone learning new skills. Of course, in our routine lives, hardly we get time to do anything further. Take this time as an opportunity to learn a new skill set. Every now and then, whenever we get frustrated by our jobs, we pledge to ourselves to leave the job. But then the next day we are in the same race again, we forget our pledge the very next day. Many of us dream to start their own business, something which they can do from their home. But they do not succeed because their jobs don’t allow them to do so.

This is the time that you can use to learn a new skill set, like digital marketing, affiliate marketing, etc. The best thing is – we are in the era of technology. We can learn any skill set online, and we do not need to be physically present in the location. Even amidst this catastrophe, our internets are working, and we are connected to the world virtually. So why not to spend this precious time in improving ourselves, learning something that can help us grow financially. 

3. Be Empathetic 

To whine or to crib about things is more accessible than anything else in the world. But this is not the right time to complain or crib about the situation. This is the time when you need to be really empathetic. Of course, the situation will not remain like this. Things will change for sure; everything will be back to normal soon. But we need to be patient until then, be empathetic towards our society, towards our loved ones; towards our nation; towards this world; and most importantly towards our own self. So, do not waste your time complaining about the situation; instead, stay at your home; try to be safe. Only when you will stay home, will you be able to save others. If you have the urge to move out of your house to have fun, meet friends, for social gathering, etc., then you need to control your urge! 

Controlling your urge to move out will be your most significant contribution to society. Be responsible and behave responsibly towards others! 

4. Help Others

Now you would be thinking of how you can help others in such a situation. Well, you can! Yes, you still can help others. There are several ways to help people. Firstly, by staying home, you will help yourself, your family, your friends, and your surroundings. Secondly, by being empathetic to others, for instance, you have a maid or house help. Now in this situation, your maid or house help won’t be able to come for work. Be kind to your house helps, do not deduct their salaries; make sure you pay them so that they do not struggle to meet their ends. Thirdly, by being kind to poor people in your community. Yes, there will be a more significant number of people who work on daily wages. Since there are shutdowns all over, they won’t be able to work and earn money. In such a situation, you can be a help to them, you can help them with basic necessities, like food items, etc.

5. Plan Out Your Own Online Business

Last but not least, if you have always dreamt of starting your own business. If you are willing to have multiple income sources, or want to increase your income or want to have a life of your dreams, then then there is no time like the present. Having your own business will not only help you earn your livelihood, but also you will be your own boss. Besides, you would be able to spend a lot of time with your kids and family. The best thing – right now you have everything that you need to start your own business. Yes, all you need to start your online business is – a laptop or a desktop with good RAM, high speed internet connection and time. Having a computer and internet is no problem when it comes to time people give up on their dreams. As they lack time the most in their lives. That’s why this is the right time to start your online business because today you have everything, including time. 

Spend your time most constructively. Whatever time you will spend on starting your business today, will help you fetch results tomorrow. The online business that you will begin to today will start giving you a lot of benefits tomorrow. Then there will be no shortage of time and enjoyment in life. There are so many benefits of starting your own business; some of them are as follows: 

· Online business help you have a steady income

· It has huge prospects to explore

· Online businesses are commission-based

· Time and place is no constraint in online business as you can work from anywhere and anytime.

· Online business present you with unlimited opportunities

· Online business helps you have additional income that you can spend on anything that you have sidelined for several years now, maybe a vacation or your favourite car, etc.

So, these are the things that you need to put your efforts and spend your time in. Putting time and efforts on these things would help you achieve your goals. You will be able to earn additional income; you will feel happy and content, which will affect your relationship with your partner and kids. Besides, do not feel sad about the present situation, instead, pray for the ones who are suffering from COVID – 19, praise the people who are giving their best to handle the situation, such as doctors, authorities, public service departments etc.

Also, have faith that “this too shall pass”. Remember, nothing in this world is permanent; neither is Coronavirus. We are together in this crisis! Our collective human spirit will see us through for sure. Take good care of yourself, your families, your friends, and those around you!’

Stay Home, Stay Safe! 

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