The very unexpected corona virus introduced from Wuhan, hubei province of China has conceived several disastrous consequences on human life. This pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health inflicting fear, stress, anxiety and depression. Social isolation and fear of the disease are leading factors to psychiatric disorders in vulnerable populations. Additional participating factor impacting mental health amidst covid-19 could be domestic violence which has elevated by greatest extent during this lockdown due to suspended infidelity and financial uncertainty.
Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional.Haruki Murakami
Pain is a part of life but it does not have to rule our life. Suffering is not a part of our life. We do it to ourselves. Yes, we cannot get away from the fact that ongoing pandemic has affected indispensable sectors of our lives. But, it is still in our hand whether we want it to gain control on our life and suffer or let it go considering it as a part of life in order to live a ecstatic life by obsessing over mental and physical well-being.
• Most of the people were always busy in their own workspace before lockdown; children in school and parents in their respective workplace. So, this lockdown can be considered as wonderful time to spend qualitative family time and nurture family relationship blossoming strong family bond.
• Instead of fretting about disconnection from social support system, you can become enlightened by discovering the power within you by expanding your understanding of life with the aid of reading , meditating and practicing yoga.
• We always have wished to get enormous amount of time to acquit ourselves in luxuriating pass time like binge watching favourite shows, taking long hour nap, gaming, dancing, singing and the list goes on which was quite impossible due to busy schedule. All these fun activities can be extremely refreshing during this stressful period.
• Watching disappointing news on news channels since the beginning of pandemic is quite excruciating. taking a break from watching upsetting news can make one feel relaxed and calm.