The 6 emotional stages of lockdown ~ Quarantine Diaries

If I had to sum up my entire lockdown so far :

STAGE 1: MOTIVATED 

You are motivated to stay on top of your work, homework, school, projects and online courses while simultaneously accomplishing your goals like meditation,yoga, exercise, books to read etc

You are motivated to make the best possible productive use of this time.

STAGE 2: DETERMINED

You were motivated for 2 weeks or so and then you realized that you tried to do too much and so you begin cutting corners.

Is yoga really that important for me to wake up at 6 in the morning?

Nah

Do I really have to get up and take a jog today?

Nah.I’ll just do it tomorrow 

STAGE 3: SATISFIED

You tried waking up early. You really did. But somehow you alarm magically forgot to go off. Every single day

.You also believe that it is not in your best interest to workout today so you sink into your couch to binge-watching.

Yet by the end of the day – after a lot of complaining and pushing you somehow manage to tick off a few things from your to-do list .

And maybe read 3 pages of your novel.

STAGE 4 : FRUSTRATION

You want to get things done. You wanna accomplish something today but everything around you seems to be stopping you

The TV distracts you. You somehow managed to waste 4 hours shopping for shoes online.You just have to finish that next episode.

By the time you know it the sun is down and the day is gone 

Things out of your control prevent you from getting something done. 

You just aren’t able to perform  well today.

You can’t succeed no matter how hard you try.

When you have done one wrong thing, you throw yourself into a shame cycle.

In short you are bored, annoyed, irritable, tired and crave for a change.

STAGE 5: ANGRY 

The smallest things set you off. You cannot, absolutely cannot spend another second in that same room

You are sick and tired of the same environment. Same wall.Same space.

This brings me to my last stage 

STAGE 6: LOST AND CONFUSED

The days go by when suddenly – with a strike of lightning you are jolted upright with a stark realization:

What in the world am I doing? 

You feel lost because you don’t know what to do.

You don’t even know what you are supposed to be doing.

You don’t know what the future holds for you. 

You just need that small push to make it through. A small push to get you into the groove

You have lost your path and that’s okay. You just need to get back onto your feet and keep walking 

And how exactly do we do that?

Well.-Read this next blog post -how to bring structure to your day 
https://99takeontheworld.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/how-to-bring-structure-to-your-day-quarantine-dairies/


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Thank you 
Ishita Tenjerla 

VENTING OUT EMOTIONS -HOW YOU CAN DO IT

Stressful day at work?Get yelled at by your boss?Fought with your best friend ?Got a bad grade? Or did everything just seem to go wrong today ?

You are most definitely experiencing a turmoil of emotions –

Anger ,frustration,disappointment,guilt or you’re just feeling blue.

Being an introvert I would just keep bottling up my emotions until it would all burst out like a volcano .

AND THAT IS UNHEALTHY!(Learnt that the hard way )

So if you find it difficult to vent out what you are feeling here are two AMAZING techniques that absolutely changed the way I handle emotions.

WRITING

Writing blogs, journaling thoughts ,writing a diary ,or just simply writing a brain dump is a great way to start .

You could try a hand at  writing poems,essays or even haiku’s no matter how terrible you think they will turn out. But make writing an integral part of your day .

ART 

Art therapy or venting through art is something I recently  learnt.

I love drawing mandalas , zentangles or just doodling. It helps me relax and get perspective .

You could try a hand at doing the same and who knows you might discover a hidden talent ?

Here are a few I  made this month