Tips to practice while returning to workplace
Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and has brought mankind to a standstill
Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and has brought mankind to a standstill. Intertwining with long-term psychological effects, many of us are going through a rumination in the time of isolation which is as common as affliction.
To get our lives return to some semblance of normalcy— instead of another extension to the lockdown, new guidelines for the fifth phase termed as "Unlock 0.1" focuses on rejuvenating economic activities with minimised movement of people.
The pandemic has changed our perception of time. We speed up and slow down, bend and restructure time in many different ways as per our daily schedule but in the midst of the crisis, we lost the track of time, wondering which day of the week it is.
It is typically hard to imagine a future that is completely distinctive from the present scenario. To overcome lack of foresight and eradicate the enforced presentism, employees must return to work rather than just respond to events.
But our world has shifted and it takes "higher consciousness" and "emotional energy" to cope with the new phase. Definitely, for many of us it might feel different stepping out of the house and the feeling o, fear and anxiousness about pandemic is something which won't alleviate from the mind all too soon.
Since we have to live with this virus and it is important to have this pushed deep inside our mind so that we don't face everyday challenges. It is important to feed this into our subconscious minds. And to reprogram our minds, with the help of nine to enhance our consciousness and inner energy while resuming to work.
Positive Affirmations - It is great to speak affirmations before sleeping at night during pandemic. Practicing affirmations is a proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Using positive affirmations can help us to keep focused on our inner goals.
"I am healthy"
"My immune system is working great"
"My body has the capability to fight against any infections"
"I am capable of handling the situation in a positive way"
Of course, along with these affirmations, it is important to take care of your diet, exercise and sleep routine.
As they say, health needs to be tackled holistically. Only doing good for your physical body is not enough. Mental and emotional bodies are also important to keep you healthy and sound.
• Take advantage of this partial lockdown phase to start your day with listening to chirping of birds and having a relaxed cup of herbal tea. Avoid having sugar and milk tea first thing in the morning. Instead prefer herbal concoctions like ginger, turmeric, black pepper, tulsi etc. This will also boost your immunity.
• Breathing to Meditate - Take frequent breaks while working to relax yourself. There is fear, stress and negative energy around us. So take a break, take a few deep breaths and mentally chant 'OM' a few times to center yourself. This will help you keep sane and improve your productivity as well.
• Focus your attention on positive news and media - Although the number of cases being reported every day is high, let us not forget that the number of recovered cases have now surpassed the number of active cases. And that is a very good sign. While it is important to know the facts and numbers right, it is also important to understand that attaching unnecessary fears or emotions to the news is not right for our own sanity.