Is it ok to not be ok?

Ayurvedic lifestyle essentials

What if we told you it’s ok not to be ok?

It is one thing to contemplate the situation and another to actually go through it. A cosmopolitan traveler or a philosopher would first beg to define “OK”. So what exactly is it? Being “OK” in the eyes of society is following the norms laid by it. From going to work every day and greeting your co-workers to socialising with friends and neighbours regularly, it is everything the society deems ‘normal’. If you fall in line and follow the norms, you are ok.

But is that “OK” any ok? Maybe not, but the truth is that our fast-paced lives have not allowed us to think about it, until now. And now, in the light of the Covid-19, when we are forced to stay inbound, completely cut off from the society and its rules, we question the very state of being ok. 

It might have seemed fine in the initial days of the lockdown, but as time passes by it hits you, the feeling of being captive and limited. The notion of being “ok” is shaken to its very core. Questions populate your mind, your senses dulled, a feeling of restlessness takes over. 

It is true that we cannot go out and meet our friends, nor do the things we love under the sun. This indeed is saddening. And people often associate weakness to being sad. The most common reaction you might get is “Are you going to sit there (being sad) or are you going to get on with your life?”

But, wait a minute! Our lives haven't really stopped, it has only changed and like Heraclitus said, “change is the only constant”. Having said that, we need to know that feeling down is not the opposite of self-love. It is perfectly possible to feel low even when you give time to things you love. 

So now more than ever, it is time to do more and think more than ourselves. Appreciate the small things in life. It could be getting to know your close-ones better, a long chat with them over a green tea might just surprise you. A soul finds solace knowing the other too is in the same state as itself. We are in this together. This is where immunity and care go hand in hand. From choosing the right immunity partner to seeing out the problem, your health should remain top priority.

It’s time to admire nature and it could be as simple as opening your window and glancing at trees, in fact, this is guaranteed to soothe your senses and tackle the restlessness. And that is the power of Nature. 

If you’ve already fallen in love, take it to the next level, grow a plant. Perhaps even name it. Water it regularly, see it grow, see your care take the form of a healthy life in an ecosystem that is rather abused by us, which today forces us to stay in our houses on account of a virus outbreak, and that in itself is a backlash of an unhealthy ecosystem. Talk about irony.

Bad health can equate to a bad mood. We can draw inspiration from what nature has to offer in the most common and abundantly available form. Herbs like Neem, Tulsi and Amla though seem ordinary, they are packed with health benefits. From respiratory support to Anti-aging, we have it all. You can try our naturally extracted herb tablets such as these for various health concerns.

Just like how organic farming places the well-being of nature at its core, it’s up to us to make a change, and it is possible now, even while sitting at home.

Still feeling limited?

Maybe we are just ok after all.

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Dr. Arati Soman

Dr. Arati Soman is a seasoned Ayurvedic physician and Head Formulator at Nisarga Herbs. Driven by a deep passion for Ayurveda and vast expertise, she has been instrumental in formulating medicines, diagnostic procedures, and innovative Ayurvedic treatments that are trusted globally.