The pandemic has posed hurdles to every one of us in myriad ways, affecting our ability to recover and grow effectively. Some of us are dealing with high financial issues, increased risk due to age or physical conditions, rules and regulations that make every adjustment more difficult, psychological trials that have heightened our impact of anxiety and isolation, or the challenges of caring for ourselves and others while juggling each demand.
Just like everyone Mrs Sushmita had to face her battles as a mother, wife and an entrepreneur. Mrs. Sushmita continued to follow her passion and make extraordinary achievements as an entrepreneur, and a pageant holder with the titles Mrs. Asia Universe 2021 and Mrs. India International 2021. Originally from Assam moved to New Delhi when she was 18, then moved to the Middle East at 22 where she gained a lot of popularity following her restaurant success. Although achieving great heights in influencing and modelling, running businesses and being a mother and wife has always been her priority.
Here are some valuable learnings we gained speaking with Mrs. Sushmita’s on mental health and how one can recover and refocus on achieve life goals.
Embracing the grieving process
If you’re grieving, you shouldn’t try to avoid or suppress your feelings. “We live in a culture where we have to appear to have it all together, Grief is the polar opposite of that, and we must learn to accept and appreciate the mourning process.” Sushmita says.
Sushmita believes that loss is an unavoidable part of life. We can’t go through life without suffering some kind of loss. We must allow ourselves time and space.
Finding meaning after a loss
Finding meaning after a loss is a crucial aspect of the mourning process. Having faith can help us comprehend our loss and find purpose and hope following it. It could be our belief in our own ability to withstand adversity or our sense of belonging to a community.
Seeing loss as a universal experience
It’s critical to recognise that there are multiple layers of grief going on around us at this tough time. We must have patience with ourselves as much as with others.
Cultivate compassion (for yourself and others)
Especially for entrepreneurs, noticing and feeling in connection to others in the struggle and offering kindness can help to reduce some of our distress and increase our capacity to help. And that includes not expecting ourselves or anyone else to be at full capacity right now.
Recently Sushmita has spent a lot of time trying to assist those in need and is keen to partner with a baby-loss charitiy in the UK in the near future. She would like to utilise her unfortunate experience to help people who have been in a similar situation on a much larger scale
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