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#stayathome : Tired Of Netflix? Try These.

Some unconventional activities to unstuck your soul during COVID-19’s Lockdown

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This day, arguably, we have done it all.

Working from home. Checked.

Spending time with family. Checked.

Indoor exercise. Checked.

rPrayers and Meditation. Checked.

Reading. Checked.

Listening to Podcast. Checked.

Trying new recipes. Checked.

Connecting with family and friends online. Checked.

Watching Netflix. Definitely, checked.

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Surprisingly, today, all we have is time. Our prayer to have more time has been granted. Therefore, we should be happy and grateful.

Nevertheless, being human, we are still struggling. What to do with time? To add to the test, we are not allowed to spend it outside because we were advised to stay at home. As much as we want time, too much time may cause a different trial to our real life.

An adjustment has to be made to this ‘new normal’ to ensure we are not stuck even if we are physically stuck at home.

At this juncture, despite having done it all, we are still human. Feeling sluggish, bored, ‘blank’ and the like may occur. As much as we cherish the time given to us, at some point, we are unable to take it anymore. A recharge is needed. Too much is also not a good thing.

Ready to unstuck? Do these.

Discarding and de-cluttering your space/home

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You will be pleasantly surprised at how much this exercise serves in cleansing up the indolent soul. Start somewhere. Marie Kondo in her book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’ suggests de-cluttering in the following order, clothes, books, papers, “komono” (miscellaneous), and finally sentimental items. Undoubtedly, this is the most suitable time to do this.

Take a sunbath, literally

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For the most of the world, the government closes public parks; as a result, jogging or cycling are not allowed. What’s left for us is just our neighbourhood area. In this situation, we have to make do with what we have.

Step outside and take a sunbath. Exposure to sunlight helps us to feel better. Spend some 15 to 20 minutes under the sun (before 11 am) to get the much-needed recharge.

Take a salt bath

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An unconventional or considerably a spiritual way to clean up the cluttered soul. Nature works in mysterious ways. Adding some salt to your bath may cleanse the invisible energy within you. You will feel refreshed thereafter. Give it a try.

Apply Essential Oils

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Again, nature works in mysterious ways. Applying essential oils (please ensure it’s the highest grade / pure and not synthetic) either topically or diffusing them in a diffuser works wonders. These aromatic plants extracts are known to have healing properties (if administered accordingly) and may assist in calming the mind and refreshing the torpid soul.

Stay safe. #stayathome

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Izwan Ishak

Izwan Ishak

| I write from the soul. Thriving towards personal development & positivity | #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness 📧 izwan1409@gmail.com