How to live one day at a time in tough times.

The days of work from home are over for me. I have learnt to live one day at a time. As of today India stands fourth in the world for the number of Covid cases. Its a disturbing trend, but we have no choice but to live with it now. My friends and colleagues are down with the disease .

I start my day with a moment of thanks to our heavenly father for letting us see new day – a “New Day” which no one has ever seen or lived. Then flows my morning routine with a cup of fresh brewed tea, courtesy my lovely husband !!! Ever since he conquered the territory over brewing tea for me, I became an alien in that area now.

I start with reading my office mails in the morning. Do my yoga for 30 minutes, which is more of stretching exercises. I wake up the kid and we make breakfast for the family, with background music playing mostly of Kenny G.

I believe in work is worship .I have to justify my work and my salary.So I make the “To-do list” in my diary, listing out the work I need to carry out. This gives me a clear framework throughout the day while at work. My office work is very streamlined.

Being a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a working lad. It is a gift and the relationship needs to be nurtured daily. However, it becomes quite hectic at times when I am in the midst of office work .

My son calls me asking me the schedule of his class Though, I prepared his time table in the biggest legible format and pasted in his room.

Also when he is done with his hair styling, he will whatspp me his pic asking how he looks??? The relationship calls don’t end here!!! My parents calls taking my updates as well updating back home, my sisters sharing about their uncountable pets, my brother about his plan of work and about my little niece and nephews to my hubby calls at regular interval just to hear my voice.

Yes, it is not easy…….. but I always look forward with optimism and balance in my work and my relationship.

No matter how turbulent day it is, at the end of the day, I am thankful to God for the blessed day and surviving the day from this ongoing COVID pandemic. I want you to have the sense of gratitude and spend one day at a time..

Till then, stay calm and stay humble.

Published by Dr.Ethel Kabilan

I am a Horticulturist by profession. Working mother.Avid sleeper and obsessed with cleanliness and calm. Love to travel and want to share good vibes with all.

5 thoughts on “How to live one day at a time in tough times.

  1. you are absolutely right. during these trying times, it is important to stay calm and remain positive. it is precisely during the worst of times that we see the best of mankind. if we all learn to stand together, we will all come out better from this tragedy.


  2. I kind of feel your struggle, Dr. Ethel. Most people don’t realize our struggle, even if we work from home and if we try our best.
    But Covid19 teach us a few lessons that we may not forget really soon.
    Take care and have a great weekend! (Hoping for Friday to pass out quickly πŸ˜…. Fighting! ❀


  3. Hey dost!! Really a pleasure to read your blogs. It’s really overwhelming to see that little musings and thoughts you share with us, makes us feel we are not alone juggling between the different roles we have to play. Keep blogging. Love you


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