This time is sensitive and very delicate not just for our physical health but also the mental health of everyone globally at this point. Feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and anxiety may set in for some people and may trigger other mental health concerns. While everywhere we look, any media source we check, everything is only flashing news and information on the pandemic, there are ways we can maintain our peace and calm. Here are some ways you can keep your mental health in check.
Seek information from legitimate sources
You are bound to feel restless and curious regarding the status of the pandemic in the country and other updates. However, while the internet and other sources are brimming with news on it, it is wise to seek information only from legitimate sources.
Minimize your exposure to Covid-19 news
Every source may only be talking about the pandemic but it is suggested that you limit your exposure to any news on the situation and take a detox of sorts, so as to avoid feeling anxious or scared.
Maintain hope & positivity
Read positive stories on recoveries and environmental impact that this situation has brought. Fill yourself with hope and positivity. This will make this time pass smoothly and with zero mental health damages.
Extend support to the needy
Extend support for the needy during this time. Fill this time with blessings and feelings of gratitude. Consider charity or simply help your domestic workers, watchmen and other workers.
Practice self-care during this time
While you have the time and the opportunity, engage in activities, hobbies and physically, mentally and emotionally enriching engagements. Practice self-care and take care of yourself.
Stay in Touch with Friends and Family Digitally
You may not be able to be with your friends and family physically, but staying connected to them right now is easier than ever. Connect with them over phone calls and video calls and continue socializing.
Create a work schedule & devote free time
Create schedules, and allot set hours to work and to yourself. Have boundaries, try to keep work and personal time separate and not overlap them.
Talk about your Stress, fear or Anxiety with loved ones
Talk about what you’re feeling, confide in your loved ones and feel lighter. Reach out to people whom you’re comfortable with, talk it out and lesson your burden.
Although the situation may seem grim at this point, it will eventually get better and we all will come out stronger. Till then, maintain peace, calm, stay in and stay safe!