These past two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster I did not sign up for. I get emotionally imbalanced just trying to re-live everything. The 14th of March was one of the greatest days of my Events career thus far and just a few hours later the world as I know it completely shifted. On the 28th of March I was supposed to host our first (SOLD OUT) High Tea Fundraiser, I’ve since had to refund all ticket buyers and postpone the event to a date I still don’t know. As an offline Events Manager, my job spec did a complete 360 and I’ve now had to shift my thinking to be that of a Digital Marketer. All this in two weeks, I’m spinning!
So here we are now, 21 days of lockdown, faced with this new reality, an uncertain reality. One thing is for certain, we need one another for this to work.
So here’s a look at my 21 Tips on how to get through these 21 days together and still keep our sanity intact :
- Exercise – Online videos, Yoga etc.
- Get enough sleep
- Draw / Paint / Write
- Meditate – At- least 5 times a week
- Work on your dreams
- Water your plants
- Eat healthy
- Be mentally present
- Stay connected – check on your loved ones.
- Listen to podcasts
- Start. Do it. Plan your next trip etc. Start whatever you’ve been putting off.
- Go digital (Resources, virtual events, content)
- Get a journal, capture the moments in your journey
- Do some introspection
- Donate. Help someone in need during this time.
- Share resources. Contribute.
- Get clued up on facts. Don’t spread false information.
- Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Sanitise your hands.
- STAY INDOORS (For Pete’s Sake!!)
As a way to do my bit for society, I have an active 21 Day Whatsapp Exercise Group, click here to join. I’m also really blessed to work for a company that has taken incredible measures to ensure the wellbeing of it’s employees during these tough times, so everyday we have a virtual team check in and at 3pm we have a dance off.
What’s incredibly important is to not let these 21 days go to waste. It’s very easy to let yourself slip, especially when you stay alone – waking up late, not being productive, eating unhealthy food, watching TV all the time etc. As an introvert, I’m okay with not seeing people for a certain amount of time but as a routine person, I’m freaking out a lot. I am also excited because I know these are 21 days of new perspective and fresh opportunities, I am not planning on taking any day for granted.
Stay safe and sane, we will get through this together. Don’t forget to share your tips on how you’re planning on getting through these next 21 days in the comments section below.