Some people are really suffering with the mandatory isolation. For me, it’s not a problem at all. So I thought to pass on some tips about how to be at ease and alone.
Get to know yourself.
With so much time on your hands and so little distractions use the time to get in touch with the real you. Reflect carefully and deeply on where your life is at. Plan for where you would like it to be. Psychologists call this ‘restorative solitude.’ It’s an opportunity to relax, build up your energy stores and get familiar with your life’s purpose.
If you’re not doing it already, start writing on a daily basis. Write about what is important in your life, what is good that is around you now. Then set yourself a small and attainable goal. And by the way, you don’t have to be a great writer. You’re doing this as an exercise for good mental health. You may just find too that writing can also help you slow down that monkey mind. Now that’s a gift in itself.
Find a new interest.
The internet is full of great ideas. With a little effort, you will definitely find something that appeals and excites. It could become a regular hobby and maybe even a source of income later on. On Social Media you will find plenty of people who can teach you.
Learn to love yourself
They say you cannot love anybody else until you love yourself. So get rid of those negative voices in your head that tell you you’re undesirable and unlovable. Single out a few positive traits that characterise you and value them.
Bibi Baskin is a Motivational Speaker and a Wellness Consultant. She lived and worked in India for fifteen years. She now lives in Cork and makes a lot of curries.