How I kept my sanity

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today I’m going to talk about how I kept my sanity during covid19 lockdown. `I know it’s hard when you can’t go out to see friends but it’s still possible to keep your mind occupied.

  • Pick up a hobby (or more)
  • Zoom meetings
  • Chat to an old friend that you haven’t seen for a while.
  • Start a course
  • Write the date on a board
  • Change up your usual meals
  • Change your TV schedule
  • Make new friends

Pick up a hobby (or more)
When you are at home, bored, find a hobby to keep yourself occupied. Either be it some writing, playing a musical instrument, reading a book or some cooking. With me I like to do it all the above. I believe that doing more than one kept me busy and sane.

Zoom meetings
My ukulele group, bhangra class, and my local Headway group meet up every week via zoom. My local Brain Tumour Support group and my local MacMillans joined in cancer group meetup once a month on Zoom as well.

Char to an old friend that you haven’t seen for a while
Last month, I spoke to Joe, via Zoom. It’s been over a year since we spoke face to face and it was really nice to see a familiar face that I haven’t seen for a long time. We now speak once a week now via zoom.

Start a course
This time off is a perfect opportunity to expand our skillset for when we go back to normality. I’ve recently started doing a javascript course on Udemy. It’s there to make sure that I’m ready to get back to work.. Thanks to Joe, I’ve also started use to get my skills back up.

Write the date on a board
When lockdown started, we were struggling to work out what date it was. So that’s why my sister started writing the date on an erasable board.

Change up your usual meals
Normally, my dinner consists of mushroom stir fry with rice. But recently, on weekends, I’ve recently started doing these recipes from Bosh with my stir-fries. It’s a break up from the norm that I need.

Change your TV schedule
Before lockdown, me, my mum and sister would spend every weekday morning watching Jeremy Vine. Since lockdown, we have been watching This Morning. I’m not sure which one I prefer just yet

Make new friends
Recently, I joined a Shine young Cancer meetup. It was my first one since Christmas last year. I had a really good time chatting with other young adults. I had a really fun time talking to other people about this horrible illness and even made a couple of new friends. One of those friends also had a brain tumour.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to be talking about the weekly reiki sessions that me, my mum and sister have been doing. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and I shall see you soon.