We all are amidst turmoil created by none other than the Covid-19 pandemic. This corona wave is taking down all the aspirations and fantasies of the world’s inhabitants. With people suffering from a lack of oxygen beds and ventilators. They are welcomed with bundles of information. The information comprises truths, as well as myths and falsities.
The problem arises at a national level. The past few months saw how India came together working towards the availability of oxygen cylinders and hospital beds. We could also see social media playing a big role in this deed.
While we all sit at home and pray for all this to calm down so that we can go out and carry on with our expected normal, a third wave is expected to thrash our coasts. So, what can we all do individually? Staying at home, wearing masks, regular sanitation intervals, and following social distancing may help.
Do not travel unnecessarily.
While India goes in a state of recovery from Covid-19, what all should be done to help the nation? What can you, as a model do to help the needy ones? Be it directly or indirectly?
With social media playing a huge role during this down period, educating everyone is really important. False news often takes people into clutches, and they suffer either way.
Panic makes you do stupid things.
So, start by taking a small step. Educate yourself about the real and confirmed facts about the pandemic, be it related to vaccination, plasma donation, or medication.
Not many people read or understand at a point, your one picture might help. Try using symbolism for the explanation of the needs of the moment and raise awareness at a creative and artistic level. Involve people in small creative activities, so that awareness sessions could become fun.
Photoshoots are fun, why not make the best use of them?
During such a negative environment, mental health seems to be at a stake. Promote mindfulness and mental health campaigns so that people get more aware of the side effects and cures. Make health fun, share your routines and make fun challenges. Health, both physical and emotional matters a lot.
Do not give in, stay strong!
Professionals all over the world are working really hard for their individuals. Some doctors share legit tips for cures and preventions, artists create art for awareness, psychologists focus on good mental health and further postings, which help you out of this hell hole. Share legit posts for mindfulness, fun posts, facts, and further information to the people.
There are many unprivileged people across the country who lack funds for their treatment. And hence face a lot of negative effects. Either be it an NGO or your own donation camps. Start donating little by little, little turns too large when mixed with thousands. Motivate people to start donating for these causes, by finding the right sources. Be it in tens or hundreds.
Many celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, and Akshay Kumar were seen to raise funds for the relief work, while others like Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan were seen to spread awareness about the issue.
Scrolling down your social media feed, you will definitely find volunteers and other individuals doing relief work. Being at a famous level and a good media reach, you can benefit the world by working with these NGOs or promoting them. Providing food, daily necessities to the needy ones will always make you feel proud and content.
The lack of hospital beds and oxygen cylinders created havoc all over the country. People started depending on social media for any help available. Twitter and Instagram played a huge role in helping people at a local and national level, just by a click. Validate resources and share them with the public so that the needy ones could be helped.
Your one step could do wonders, take the initiative
While a good number of problems come bashing up your minds, one usually forgets to gratify for everything they are being blessed with. Promote gratefulness this season. To the frontline workers, the doctors who have been working nonstop, teachers, delivery people, shop owners, domestic workers, and the list count goes on. One compliment would not hurt you but can actually make a day of the benefactor.
Spread positivity, and let it reside in your mind murals too.
Sometimes the humanity dies out and people act in a pathetic way. From the exploitation of doctors to hate messages and threats, one finds wants to find a way towards the light. Raise your voice against these pathetic beings and let the hate stop.
Urging fans to take care of themselves and their families, awareness programs, etc. can be your contribution towards the upliftment.
‘Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.’
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Among all this chaos, remember that you have to be the first one for yourself. Try staying mentally fit and strong and in a good shape. Stay home and follow all precautionary measures.
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