When the pandemic hit us, our lives ultimately came to a standstill, so did mine. The treadmill all of us were running on slowed down. This gave us a lot more time and a lot of new changes and lifestyle habits that we had to rediscover. I decided to take a relook at my life and my family’s.
“So I made Sehat Ki Nayi Aadat with each of my family members- kids, husband & mother-in-law. My family thus began to focus on the overall wellbeing by spending time together and finding happiness from the simple pleasures of life.”
For example, my family’s meal timings shifted. It all got moved up an hour or two, breakfast which usually started at 8 am moved up to 10 am. Same with lunch and dinner.
It doesn’t seem like a huge change. Still, when you have young children and an allocated schedule, this can be a significant shift in their daily habits. This also meant uneven food timings and hunger pangs, leading to indulgence in junk food.
Coming to work, I am not a stranger to multitasking, but with my kids now at home, it did become tough in the start to strike the right balance, bringing in a lot of stress. Like other kids, my kids too weren’t used to this, so helping them adjust to the new normal took some time.
Additionally, the lockdown was harder because we could no longer see our immediate family members and neither could they, thus, making it an emotionally vulnerable period.
But I couldn’t let the negativity capture my attention, it didn’t deserve to live in my mind. After 2 months of this strange, confusing feeling and trying to adjust to the new schedules. I started slowly with my Sehat Ki Nayi Aadat.
I got my kids moving by letting them help me cook, setting up the table for our meals, and encouraging them to turn these into constructive habits for the future.
Plus, I got back to Yoga which has always been my go-to exercise, so to make it a little more fun, I roped my mother-in-law to be my virtual workout buddy. We practiced basic yoga asanas through a video call! Not only did it help her with body aches, but it also helped me to focus better.
Through all of this, my husband was my pillar of strength, motivating me, listening to me, and simply being there to support me. We even started our little garden, and now we have full-fledged veggies growing in our backyard.
So I made Sehat Ki Nayi Aadat with each of my family members- kids, husband & mother-in-law. My family thus began to focus on the overall wellbeing by spending time together and finding happiness from the simple pleasures of life. I can confidently say it was a super-duper hit!
I encourage you to share your stories of habits that impacted you and your family positively during the pandemic. Maybe if you share your stories, it would encourage the second person, and thus the chain would continue, making this world better one person at a time.
Minakshi Bajpai, mother of two cute children in the world (of course, I am biased) a parenting blogger. At the same time, I also am a product manager and AI enthusiast.
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