Distractions are the greatest enemies of productivity. I have been there and I know how it works. At times, it makes you believe that other things are more important and that indulging into them for sometime won't do any harm. But deep inside, we know that's not true. Distractions have been proven to destroy our concentration, focus and at times, interest too.
The pandemic has opened our eyes. It is as if our eyes were blurred initially by different layers of activities that we felt gave us happiness. But the truth is that the way simple joys can bring us a level of satisfaction, nothing else can. This is the time to protect yourself. Your mind, body, vibe and soul. You need healing. Most of us are with families right now. But we still have many who are stuck away in different countries. So here I am, with five peaceful things to do when alone. It's easy, simple and doable.
I've had a problem of overthinking for quite a few years. I think. Then I overthink. I stress too much and then I feel useless and frustrated. This used to ruin my day and it made me feel as if I was capable of doing nothing with my life. I wanted to have a feeling where I could let my feelings out and then leave it to the Universe. Hence, one fine day, I decided to start writing. I rummaged through my study desk cupboard where a proud pile of diaries were kept, that my father would bring in every year. I'd keep them in the hope to use it later. But it never happened. And that day, I went through all of them and removed the one I felt suited my needs the best. A thick black one which wasn't too long.
We all know we have a lot of time right now. We don't know for how long. But when we have it, why not take a few baby steps to reorganize life during the quarantine period? It is an ideal time to do so. Reorganizing life is a big process depending on where you stand right now. But we can surely start with a few initiatives to get going.
I am big time memory hoarder. Be it a picture, a chocolate wrapper, a boarding pass, some small tile pieces from a swimming pool or be it asking my friends to sign on a tissue paper of a particular restaurant we went to. I collect everything. I do it so that when I want, I can go on that bittersweet ride of nostalgia, remember everything, be grateful for it and get tears of happiness. I read a quote somewhere.