The importance of Psychological Resilience in lockdown…
Dr Neha Bhave Salankar is an MD in Psychiatry, who works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Nagpur. Read what Neha has to say about the Coronavirus lockdown and why Psychological Resilience is the need of the hour…
After nearly ten days of lock down in the country, people are starting to lose it. Even though we know the self-quarantine is for our safety, a lot of us are having trouble coping being stranded at home for various reasons. All of you must have read several WhatsApp posts or articles about dos and don’ts.
So I will try to keep this one a little different. I want to share with readers the fundamental reason why some people can cruise through tough situations like lockdowns while others struggle. Persons who possess the crucial quality of psychological resilience are not only able to face adversities better than their counterparts but also come out of these situations with some advantages (in current situation, it can be things like better fitness, better culinary or creative skills or having learned new skills).
Positive qualities or emotions, which can serve us better in such situations are solution-focused approach, humor, optimism and a goal directed approach to any given task or thought process. It’s important to have flexibility to adapt to a given situation. We should remember that nothing is permanent and that this too shall pass!
How we think in our minds also has a great deal of impact on our emotions. Every person has a constant internal dialogue that is called self-talk. Changing the tone of our self-talk from negative to positive can change our perspective of the situation. So next time you think this is so boring, be aware of it and change it to this is a peaceful break where I can Netflix and chill to my hearts content.
Other habits that can build resilience are practicing meditation, exercise (remember you don’t have the excuse of being busy anymore!) and also socialisation (via phone or video calls of course).
Visualisation can be of immense help. Imagining how you will step out and meet family and friends after things settle down is a pleasant way to calm the mind. A note for other young parents like me out there parental resilience or the ability to provide quality parenting in times of crises is vital to how children cope with these situations. Being intellectually inadequate to grasp the reason behind this major shift in lifestyle, they (children) get their emotional cues from parents and other elders in the house. Although parenting can be an entire (or several) book by itself, I’ll leave you with a request to watch the movie Life is Beautiful (1997) to know what I am talking about (go on, you have the time). Till next time!
The ideas and information expressed are solely by the columnist and not by Nation Next.
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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