Coping with Stress in COVID Captivity
Since we were children, we’ve been taught that if we followed certain “rules”, it meant we were a good kid and if not, we were a bad one. We’ve put those rules in a bag and carried them along with us into adulthood.
Think about it. How many times haven’t you thought, “Oh, this bed should be done this way” or “This problem should be tackled from this angle, not the other one”? We are so caught into our conscious way of doing things – because that’s the right way – that we can get stressed when they are done differently. And that state of internal suffering is landing on the people we love and ultimately, it’s hurting our relationship with them.
There are multiple ways of doing almost anything. Your way is not the perfect way – it’s just YOUR way. And remember, especially in these times we’re in, where the pandemic keeps us captive inside our homes and where the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow or in a week stands heavier on us than usual, people’s ordinary way of doing things might change – and we have to be mindful of that if we want to have a happier experience.
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In episode #47 Shakti Durga talks about the little things that take our pleasure and they take our happiness, and that, eventually, if we leave them untreated, they can take our well-being and undermine relationships. Tune in, and learn how to cope with the stress triggered by the little annoyances of life that seem to be more acute during COVID-19.
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