Commitment

We have failed, here in India, in committing to the COVID-19 guidelines. With 3.14 lakh (0.3 million) cases on this day, India has recorded the highest spike in number of cases worldwide. So many deaths, and yet so little of air to breathe for the rest of us. These numbers are not good. Not good at all when compared to countries like Australia.

However, this is just my opinion – that we have failed. And, by we, I mean – mostly me. I don’t know what happened after January this year, but apart from maintaining the regular wear of mask I haven’t followed much of what needed to followed to get rid of this virus. Its almost as if I forgot it even existed.

Reasons like: It’s not my responsibility to take care of the country’s healthcare are just stupid to be valid of a reason for letting go of your guard against the virus. I’ve been stupid enough of times in my life. But, when you think of it – this one seems more obvious to me as it’s more apparently physical in terms of the effects. Deaths. Prolonged illness. Mental health issues. Loss in productivity. You name it.


Last year, I could see no one better than me at following through every guideline mentioned by WHO and the Indian government. Least to say, I overdid it. It made me feel like I was achieving something for the greater good. And, the second wave would’ve happened no matter what I did – just the way it happened. We are now facing a storm and our ship’s pretty much broken into pieces of wilder shapes and forms.

Face it – Indians are having a tough time. But, this does not mean you let yourself panic.

Because, hey – what are you going to do about it? I definitely won’t be scared and give in to the panic that’s surrounding. Because, this time I am prepared to face what’s to come (or, what is already here, should I say) for worse or better.

There’s only one rule to this game for a player of my sorts – twenty-two years old intern at a company that lets you work from home – and it’s this: don’t go out if you don’t have to.

And, to the home that is mine, I am thankful.


To my fellow Indians reading this: don’t you worry, we got this. It’s good to know that it all ends one day. Look on the brighter side, or make one if it’s not visible right now. Trust me, we are on the same boat and we will sail through.

I hope you’re doing safe and healthy. I wish you more happiness, take all that’s for sale.

If you need help of any sorts, please come in contact with me by clicking here. We’ll see what we can do and be rest assured that I will try my best.

Take care and be awesome!

I heard you want to be happy.

Today, 10th October is Mental Health Day.

While we live our normal routine of attending college, being with friends, living with family or just going to that cubicle work space at the office – we forget to live with ourselves. To learn how to get comfortable with yourself turns out to be the ultimate lesson one can start with if the person cares about the mind.

Today, I am not going to get philosophical or just clean deep with the subject at hand – mental health. Instead, I am going to present you my techniques slash practices which can help you train your mind. These are not always going to work. Yeah, it’s going to be a waste of time. So, let’s start? 

Books(or any set of words)

Whether you are uncomfortable with the world outside or just plain lonely. You can feel better while reading something. It opens up a new world of learning your mind can have. I get to be completely lost in the world set by the words I read. This choice of perceptions before you decide your perspective about anything helps in maintaining that line of comfort between your brain and your mind

            There are a few books I’d like to suggest. But, you sure do know that you are the best person to decide which books to read. 

  • Consciousness Explained by Daniel C Dennett 
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

If you don’t like reading, next one might help you.

Movies

This one is a little biased as I love films. It works for me crazy good. You get to live characters you imagine yourself in – without any consequences in real life. Even if you have consequences of indulging into a movie, you have to appreciate the work of hypnosis here. Bravo, Christopher Nolan.

Just in case you are an alien to good movies, which is never the case. But, still:

  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin, 2005
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975
  • Joker, 2019
  • Taxi Driver, 1976
  • Scent of a Woman, 1992

The list is endless. Hit me up.

Talking to someone

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It need not be a therapist generally, anyone you find comforting will work. But, a therapist is suggested if you really find the need. And, usually you don’t feel the need to talk to a therapist, especially in India as it is considered low-key taboo even now. 

Your friends and or family are a great set of people to talk about your problems. Why? Because you can be sure about not being judged to conclusions. Meaning, you will be judged by anyone you talk to because humans do that. You are judging, right now, these words, right here. Judging something is different from making conclusions. You get it – judgemental thinking is not good. Live a little, will you?

I am not sure if you can rely on Artificial Intelligence for the purpose of talking about your problems. I can see how it can turn out to work. But, I am not sure. 

Music

here. click here.

So, these are my ways to help my mind clear the load off. You can see that these are the most basic things anyone of any age can do legally. Like I said, a waste of time. And, that’s life! Just kidding. Too dark, eh? That’s life! Just kidding. Too real, eh? That’s life. Too much, eh? That’s not life. Whoa, that was something.

I will be talking more about this particular subject because it seems very interesting to me that many of you don’t really know much about mental health. Because, even I don’t. If you just accept the fact that you don’t know much will work extremely fine for you to actually get better with your mind. Just keep it open, that will do the job. That, I know.

I uploaded more pictures on my Instagram. Really enjoying the process of creating something new out of what already exists. Check it out by clicking on the coloured slash first word of this paragraph.

He’s telling the truth.

Batman

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