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Self care - during and after lockdown

It's time for self care - think right to feel right!

Locked at home, no outings, not meeting friends, nothing seems exciting. Haina? Even having a haircut or getting your eyebrows done feels like a far fetched idea in these times. If you're feeling stressed, anxious or panicking, be reassured that this is a very normal response. All you need is some self-care, some TLC (tender love and care).

In simple words - self care means caring about yourself - emotionally, mentally and even physically. But how do you do that? We have got a few tips for you.

  • Choose positivity: Wake up to your favourite song each morning, or just sleep an hour or two earlier at night to ensure that you are not too groggy in the morning. Hug your parents, sibling, partner or anyone you like ( can be your pet too!) when you wake up.
  • Mind your words: All the locking in and not going out can make you feel frustrated, so it's normal to get angry. We all have bad days, but how you choose to speak to others ricochets back to how people will speak to you. Count till ten when you get angry. Learn to hold back hurtful words.
  • Speak up: Did not like what your mom said about your friend? Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work you have? Talk about it rather than holding up your feelings inside. Holding up feelings inside you will only lead to you getting frustrated and angry. So, speak up! The other person will not know how you feel unless you talk about it.
  • Give space to yourself and others: You don't have to be with your partner and family all the time. Take out time for yourself - alone. Do things you like to do - reading, catching up with your friends/colleagues over the phone, gardening, or even just sleeping. It will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Seek help: And let's but not the least. If you're feeling isolated, scared or threatened please seek help. If you are close to your family or have good friends, talk to them. There are several helpline numbers also which you can call on to seek help. Please see the numbers below.

 


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