My Life in Isolation: Diipa Khosla

Diipa Khosla is an influencer, humanitarian and entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Post For Change, a nonprofit organisation using social media influencers as a transformative engine for change.

We caught up with Diipa to find out about her life in isolation…

What does isolation look like for you where you live? How has your local community been affected?

I live in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is doing something called ‘Smart Isolation’, where we are meant to stay at home as much as possible but if we do go out then to keep a 1.5m distance at all times.

I can definitely see an effect on the smaller businesses and freelancers. The economy is definitely in for a ride in the coming months.

Can you talk us through your daily routine in isolation?

Wake up by 7am and first do meditation with a cup of tea. Then we do a 5km run to the park with our dogs.

By 8.30am I am ready to start the day. Then work goes on as usual, content shooting, speaking with my team, working on some projects. In the evening, we try to mix it up from trying to cook new dishes, Netflix, reading evening, playing games etc.

How has your life changed since being in isolation?

For the last 3 years travel was such a normal part of my life. I would be on a flight at least 2 times a week. Also, I’m a very social person so not being able to see friends and family has probably been the hardest thing.

What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learnt during this time?

That we as a planet need to slow down and take a second. I guess the silver lining with this whole situation has been that we had to do that.

What are your self-care tips at home?

I’m taking a lot of time to do Yoga and Meditation. Being Indian this is in my roots. I have been doing this since I was a child so getting back to it properly has been so fulfilling. I also am so invested in my skin and body health in general these days.

What advice would you give to others that may be struggling?

Definitely try to make a routine and stick to it. Speak to friends and family a lot. Try to take up Meditation. It truly makes the world’s difference.