I have lost count of the days I have been at home. I am learning why loneliness is the biggest disease in the world. As humans, we are built for social interactions. We may not need to talk or party but we need to be around other human beings. I can now appreciate why society was formed and how communities were built.
But the pandemic has taught me a few other lessons.
- Life is simple. We have complicated it over a period of time and we have lost the art of living. Stress, anxiety are all diseases caused due to societal pressure and are completely avoidable.
- We don’t need a lot to live. The pandemic has shown me the not so good side of capitalism. Life can be enjoyed without a lot of buying and lot of things. I don’t need much to live a fulfilling life.
- Contentment and gratitude enrich your life. I have constantly reminded myself of the richness of my life and how grateful I am of all that I have. That has definitely helped my mental health.
- Be the sunshine always! In these dark and difficult times, we need to find ways to remain positive and spread sunshine. I am doing that by writing, sitting in my backyard and doing things which are food for my mind and soul. We all have to make an effort.
As John Lennon rightly said