Fight depression with positivity during lockdown:

To our utter disappointment, the Coronavirus lockdown has been extended.  It seems that we are going through a dark never-ending tunnel. No light, no hope – a painful journey towards uncertainty. Everyone is clueless about the end of the suffering. In this situation, most of us are getting frustrated day by day. Everyone is yearning for normal daily life to come back as soon as possible. But we are helpless. So far, we have taken care of our mental health by engaging ourselves in various activities. But the struggle is not over yet. We have to fight this crisis with strength and courage until the end. We have to fight depression and anxiety with positivity. For that, we have to deviate our minds from the difficulties of our quarantine life. Instead, we should concentrate on the positive sides for which we should be thankful to the Almighty.

Come, let’s prepare a gratitude list for the facilities we are enjoying even during this pandemic. Let’s salute those people for whom we are spending our days safely at hour home.

WE ARE AT HOME:

We should be thankful that we are at our own home with our loved ones. We are safe and comfortable in our own space.  So many people are stranded in other states or other countries. They can’t return to their families. We can’t even imagine the anxiety and uncertainty which they are going through. After being jobless,  many labourers have been forced to stay in government quarantine centres in their way back home.

WE HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES:

We should be grateful that we are still having sumptuous meals at our homes. Departmental stores are providing home delivery services for our necessary items. Vegetables, fruits, groceries – everything is available within a phone call’s away. We have not yet experienced what “hunger” actually is!  But in many of our villages, so many families are now dependent on government relief only. In some rural areas,  the relief has not reached yet. In slums, in footpaths, poor people have nothing to eat.

OUR SUPPORT SYSTEM:

We have doctors, nurses, health workers, police personnel, essential service providers, sanitization workers serving us tirelessly to keep us protected from the virus. We should be grateful to all these heroes for being there to enhance our mental strength.

WE ARE CONNECTED:

Be grateful that amid all the hardship,  we are privileged to stay connected with our parents, all the family members and friends. We can speak or make a video call instantly to anyone we wish to and get mental support. We can inspire each other to fight depression with positivity during this lockdown. Through social media we are connected to the whole world. Many of us have been able to continue our work from home.

REDISCOVERED OURSELVES:

This lockdown has helped us to rediscover ourselves by indulging once again in our passions which we were about to forget owing to our busy schedule. Singing, dancing, painting, gardening, playing musical instruments – we have enough time to engage in anything. Even the extremely busy professionals are enjoying a resurgence in family life by spending quality time with their families.

Most importantly, I think, we have learned some good life lessons from this lockdown. We have learned to be resilient to change, we have learned to be empathetic to our fellow people.  We have learned to give value to little things that we always took for granted. Life has given us so many things. Instead of being grateful for the things we have, we always aspire for more.

So, from now on, let’s nurture this positive attitude towards life. Many people are struggling to satisfy their hunger – we have to fight against depression and anxiety only. Don’t let them loom over our positivity.  Be patient. Get ready to welcome a new world soon with a new version of ourselves.

14 thoughts on “Fight depression with positivity during lockdown:

  1. Reply
    Lynn
    April 17, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks! Sometimes it can be overwhelming with all that is happening, but there are bright lights! Happy to have this extra time with my kids!

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      sankhamala
      April 18, 2020 at 4:22 am

      Stay safe and happy !!!

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    Kristin
    April 17, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I have learned so much about myself during this time. Its actually a breath of fresh air to finally have time for all the things I usually don’t have time for! This is a wonderful read, thank you for sharing.

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      sankhamala
      April 18, 2020 at 4:20 am

      Yes Kristin..This positivity surely would help us to remain strong. Take care !!

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    Kimberlie
    April 18, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    I completely echo your sentiments. Even though I have been trying to balance continuing to work, teaching my son and freelance writing, I have enjoyed having time to reconnect as a family through cooking together and just being in the same space for more hours daily.

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      sankhamala
      April 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experience.

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    Christa Stockton
    April 18, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Wonderful ideas. It is so easy to get swept up in the negativity and unspoken expectations. What a refreshing post!

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      sankhamala
      April 18, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you.

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    Melinda Cummings
    April 18, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Such a great post. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      sankhamala
      April 18, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Welcome, Melinda !!Thanks for appreciation !!!

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    Stephanie
    April 21, 2020 at 3:21 am

    Trying to stay positive can be so helpful for our depression and anxiety. This is a good list of many things that a lot of people can be positive about. I’ve also tried to be grateful for at least one thing a day. 😊

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    Olufunke Kolapo
    April 21, 2020 at 6:51 am

    This is very useful information for this time. We need to be stronger. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Brittany F.
    April 22, 2020 at 4:24 am

    I agree that tough times like this help us become more resilient. I hope that anyone battling with depression or anxiety are able to not only see the good moments but find the resources they need virtually. I am glad that some mental health doctors are offering services via phone and telemedicine.

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    Floby
    May 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    I totally agree with the points you have here, you are not alone.

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