Quarantine has finally given us all the alone time we all needed. However, we still need to be aware of how this can affect our psychological well-being. Dr. Saliha Afridi from Lighthouse Arabia gives us insight into how she combats the loneliness that comes along with self-isolation.
What have you learned about yourself in quarantine?
I have learned that I was living my life very much consistently with what I value because there is not that much that I miss. I enjoy solitude and stillness very much.
I have learned that my relationships are deep and real because they do not need a lot of physical togetherness. I continue to stay very connected via phone calls and video chat.
I have learned that we needed something this big in order to move into the future and do things differently — such as how our education system works, or how flex work/work from home can be a real possibility.
What do you want to remind your future self of about this time?
Invest in the things are are most important in your life: your relationships and keep having dinner as a family. Its the most meaningful way to end each day.
Give us one movie/ TV show, one book and one podcast we should all have on our radar right now.
Book: The Wisdom of Dark Emotions by Greenspan or Man’s Search for Meaning by Frankl (or anything by Ryan Holiday or Robert Greene)
TV/ Movie - to be honest I don’t watch a lot of movies or TV! (So I suggested more books)
Podcast: Beyond the To-Do List or Brene Brown Unlocking Us
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