I just successfully accomplished an eye gauging binge-watching coup during a pandemic! Honestly, I didn’t know I would ravage Disney Plus if I were given weeks away from the world with access to the internet. This major addition to my skill set made me realize I had so many questions. How did Rapunzel spend 18 years in that tower without chopping her bangs? What did Elsa do for mental health when she couldn’t go outside? After scrubbing all those floors, did Cinderella have a skincare routine?
Currently, we probably are the versions of Moana who save the community by staying on the Island. Hence, it has been important to take care of one’s being. Since there is no Fairy Godmother for our rescue, it is only fair that people reward themselves during these nerve-racking times. During confinements, Disney princesses thrived amidst the absence of technology and limited resources. The fact that we can still stay in touch with loved ones virtually during a pandemic is no less than magic.
What can be done to take care of yourself?
- Revisit the concept of self-care and create a personal version of it.
- Stay in touch. A sense of thriving community support is good for your mental well-being.
- Let your mental and physical health attain a top priority during these times.
Personalise self-care to withstand these times
Social media has been raving about self-care and self-love. Brands took on these trends, capitalized on them and sold those concepts back to us. However, in times like these, we have been given a chance to revisit the concept of self-care and create a personal version of it. So let's get going with homemade face masks and gels and fire away dread for good. Cultivate your body hair if you want. Girl, if you never tried a goatee, go for it!
During confinements, Disney princesses thrived amidst the absence of technology and limited resources. The fact that we can still stay in touch with loved ones virtually during a pandemic is no less than magic.
Mental health and physical health are top priorities
People are catching up with old friends and lost contacts. A sense of thriving community support is good for our mental well-being. The entire world has fallen to the feet of a micro being. This is your time away from a capitalistic society that swayed you from little pleasures of life. Let your mental and physical health attain a top priority during these times. Turn away from panic-inducing information. Turn to meditation, exercises or other mindful activities to deepen your energy reservoirs. “If you didn’t achieve something now, you never lacked time but you lacked discipline,” If you have read something like this recently, I urge you to forget it.
The novel coronavirus might be the evil stepmother who locked you in a massive tower of uncertainty, but of all things, you will always have control over yourself. You could take charge of the day by working out a schedule or just let the day melt. This is the time you develop a version of self-care that you can access in the future too.
Vipashyana Dubey is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv