Power through the trap of loneliness

 Power through the trap of loneliness

Shobha Nihlani

Lockdown doesn’t mean the mind is on lockdown. I have a to-do list that’s been collecting dust in my bedside drawer. I used to say: ‘If I have the time, I will do this or that.’ So now that I am confined at home, I have taken out that list and started on it. The one activity that I have really wanted to learn is origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. There are so many online courses that teach this art, that it was easy to find one that taught the basics.

Another wish on my-to-do list is to try out at least one new recipe a day. I cook daily meals, but I want to innovate and make healthy snacks and baked dishes. So far there have been a couple of failed attempts, but it has been fun.  It’s easy to fall into the trap of loneliness or lack of motivation. But we have to power through and keep the mind and body occupied. In the mornings or evenings, I get online for a zumba class. Nothing like an energetic dance exercise video to get charged up for the day.

Nihalani is an author. Her latest release is The Blue Jade


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