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Shweta never knew that phone call from her boss, about coming to work on Saturday on urget basis to collect a Laptop at 9:39pm would change her life.
On 21st March 2020, Shweta left for work and later that afternoon returned with a laptop for Working from Home.
Yes, you guessed it right! It was in anticipation of the pandemic and nationwide lockdown; her company management had decided to enable the WFH facility for most of the employees.
It was the new normal to work from home and work for home simultaneously! In the middle of routine work, she managed to take a quick bath in her 15 mins break. She started to like the flexibility of sitting in her pajamas and comfy bed while working from her new machine.
No traffic Jams, no Cab Delays.. simply wow!
But very soon she started realizing this new work lifestyle was leaving her with no demarcation between her work and personal life.
1 Month Later:
Shweta - Hey! I baked a cake.
Kapil - Wow! You are too good.
Shweta - You also made such amazing Biryani the other day, yaar. . we no longer need to order food.
2 Months Later:
Kapil was trying to caress her and he softly kissed her bosom but Shweta was so tired that she just pushed him away irritably.
Kapil asked her- Kya hua? (What happened). I have been noticing you have changed of lately you have no time for me.
Shweta- Nothing m tired, let me sleep. I have my weekly meet tomorrow morning.
Shweta - Kapil, lets watch a movie tonight, huh?
aKapil - Yes, even i have been thinking i will watch this latest web series with you.. but i have this massive Gas problem today. Don't know it hurts badly. I guess we will watch tomorrow. It's Sunday.
3 Months Later:
Kapil - What are you making today in breakfast, m very hungry.. Aayi is also asking, she just knocked on the door.
Shweta - Nothing.
Kapil - What!?
Shweta - Yes, you heard me right. I need a day off please. My body hurts, im mentally exhausted.
Kapil - Was I not tired yesterday, but I did the clothes last night.
Shweta - I have been cooking, cleaning as well, while WFH. This lockdown is killing me now.
Kapil - You have changed so much Shweta!
Shweta decided to have a day with herself. She left for a long walk and realized, she had no time for herself or Kapil. They were hardly spending anytime in bed or otherwise.
It was that day, Shweta realized it wasn't a physical lockdown that was making their marriage fall apart but the mental lockdown.
Our thoughts are our mental diet. What we see, read and listen to defines our thought process.
Both Shweta and Kapil changed their mental diet and started a journey within.
Shweta loves reading books and writing. While Kapil loves watching movies and cooking.
They started deep breathing, Yoga and meditation along with a balanced Work Life Balance while working from home.
They saw drastic changes in their lives.
How have you coped up with the lockdown, do share :)..
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