Radio Mirchi’s RJ Jimmy tested Covid-19 positive a few weeks ago. Thankfully he is cured and back home, safe and with his family. He followed some tips during his isolation that greatly aided in his recovery. These aren’t medicine based, but rather mindset dependent. But they are equally important and rather powerful when it comes to curing yourself.
Here are 5 things that helped Jimmy beat Covid-19-
1. Smile More
The importance of grinning from cheek to cheek cannot be stressed enough. Your brain releases feel-good neurotransmitters, including dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, when a smile flashes across your face. These brain chemicals aid in calming your nervous system by lowering heart rate and blood pressure, which can aid your immune system aka the only known cure for Covid-19!
2. Get married to Food
Like every married soul, your day should revolve around your significant other, in this case, food. During isolation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and snacks are served at fixed times. Make those your daily time markers, it helps to split your day into segments. Once your segments are ready, you can focus on what do in them! Sing, sleep, write, read, or even just day dream! And looking forward to your next meal actually makes time fly, which in isolation is a gift. And when you do eat, give the food your undivided attention. Eat slowly, chew more and savour it. It’ll actually help your system absorb the nutrients in it much better, which will help you get cured.
3. Live and Think in the NOW
There is no point thinking of how long its going to take, or what will happen in the future. That just leads to unnecessary stress and worry. Live and think in the present. Take one day at a time, and focus only that one day. Protocol for testing, isolation and discharge are changing regularly, so focusing on the present is really the best thing to do.
4. Do the Lung-i Dance
Look, the virus has gotten into your system. Your system is strong and doesn’t allow the virus to do too much damage. Now the virus is bored and wants to leave but it doesn’t know the way out. So you have to show it the ‘exit sign’ with the lung-i dance aka deep breathing exercises for the lungs. We have many yogic practices that teach us multiple deep breathing techniques. These are great for the lungs., plus they also build immunity.
I did deep breathing twice a day for about 10 minutes each – Kapalbhati, Bhastrika and Pranayama.
5. Have a One-Track Mind
Give your full attention to whatever you’re doing, be it reading, writing or even binge-watching. Focus on just one thing at a time, don’t try to multi-task. Also focus completely on getting better, this means avoid anything that stresses you out, most importantly the news. They tend to hype up the negative side of Covid-19. So ignore it! Have a one track mind and it’ll be sufficient.
The only ‘cure’ for Covid-19 till date is your own immune system. Staying optimistic, positive, happy and cheerful does in fact make your immunity stronger. Being stressed and constantly worried will release hormones that weaken your immunity, allowing Covid-19 to take the toll for the worse.
Jimmy followed the above tips, and it really did aid his treatment. He is now back home and healthier than ever!
So remember, if you are infected with Covid-19, follow these tips and stay optimistic! Also be grateful that we have such excellent medical professionals who are giving you the best possible care and love.
Read the full interview with RJ Jimmy HERE
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