5 Ways to Take Care of your Mental Health During the Pandemic
The world has lost its sense of safety. Isolation, Quarantine, Lockdown, Entry ban, are the common things we hear daily. Dealing with this uncertainty has become a challenge to all countries. While government imposes strict rules, people should abide by them and concentrate on individual care.
The entire world is stuck with a question that has no answer yet, How long will the pandemic last?
Fortunately, there are a few methods for coping with stress during COVID 19 outbreak.
1. Stay connected
It is normal to feel stressed, confused, bored, scared, sad during a crisis. Stay away from false news, frequent talks with your loved ones, and close community build trust and confidence to fight the pandemic with a positive and practical approach. Now it’s not only important to concentrate on physical fitness but also to manage mental peace amidst all negative things happening around.
2. Follow a routine
As everyone in the house is stuck with some anxiety and restlessness, to have a cheerful mood at home, follow a routine where everyone in the house is indulged some of the other work, which indirectly helps others, also have a terrace time, or a comedy movie which everyone likes to watch, play with kids, try new recipes, etc. try what works with your family.
3. Stay updated
Being prepared for the next moves of the government or about the vaccination camps etc, to have this information you definitely need to watch the news, but limit your time, don’t binge and get panic attacks. Constantly listening to media can make you more anxious.
Yoga is good for physical health and pranayam for mental peace. These are age-old proven practices though, both physical and mental health is of utmost importance for the present situation.
If you are already practicing, great. If not start with simple breathing exercises,
You will get 100s of free resources on youtube.
Or Just chanting ‘OM’ with deep breathing will also bring in positive vibes.
5. Practice journaling
Write everything that comes to your mind, show gratitude for the things you are blessed with. This helps in releasing negative thoughts and fear.
Pro tip: Learn a new skill or find a new hobby for relaxation
Hobbies give you a calm feeling amidst of Strom, with all the difficulties in the world, a sensible idea to have control of the mind is practicing a hobby.
You were a good dancer, singer, awesome artist, or a good reader in your campus time. It’s not too late to get back to those interests, which were stuck. This is an awesome way to rejoice in your mind in these tough times.
This doesn’t need any access to the outer world, it can all be done with things available at home and you will get tons of free resources on youtube, or even join an online course.
Few trending hobbies are,
Mandala, Dot mandala, Doodling, calligraphy, etc. There doesn’t have too many bounds and can be easily learned by a beginner.
To conclude, keeping our mind calm and body strength are the keys to get over this pandemic. Let’s all hope this ends soon, we get a chance to rebuild our lives.
Comment below what you think, how life would look after the pandemic.?