The unprecedented covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives forever. It has severely affected the global economy, travel, and mental health. Anxiety, fear, and worry are common responses of our brain, to perceived or real threats. At a time like this, and with the devastating stories of the pandemic circulating the media, it is understandable and normal for people to experience fear and anxiety. Adding to the fears of contracting the coronavirus, the pandemic is responsible for restrictive daily movements, new work realities, and living in isolation. The pandemic has left no one unaffected, it has penetrated our lives if not our lungs.
During such hard times, Viraj Patil, a leading influencer on Instagram who is also a motivational blogger and built a rocking career in consultancy, adapted his life to safeguard his mental health.
Being a professional risk manager, he predicted the devastating effects of this health crisis right at the beginning of the pandemic. He protected his sanity by maintaining a busy daily routine. He tried to make minimal changes to his at-home routine, waking and sleeping at the same time and defining a specific work time. He made regular efforts to take out time for exercise and got so involved in it that he achieved his dream body during these unexpected times.
Another thing that he consciously adapted to during the covid pandemic was consuming healthy meals throughout the day. He made no compromise on food as he knows how it directly affects immunity. Working at home can also lead to compromising personal hygiene. He did not let that happen to him during these times. To protect his mental health, he constantly communicated and kept in touch with his family and loved ones using technology. Reaching out at such isolating times was highly beneficial for his overall mental wellbeing and health.
Apart from his own mental well-being, he also made constant efforts to help his followers. He guided them throughout the pandemic and shared countless possibilities to make such a time productive. Through his motivation, so many youngsters were saved from seeping into depression and instead used this time to enhance their skills and learn new things that could help them be financially independent.