Coronavirus has affected a lot of people around the world, from government, businesses, and individuals. No one is expecting something like this to happen.
It has been half a year and some other countries are still battling the virus and taking lives from people. Not only is it impacting our physical health but it is taking its toll on some people’s mental health too.
Why Covid-19 is affecting our mental health?
Not only the threat of virus is scary, many of us are facing stressful life challenges. A lot of businesses had closed and people have lost their jobs. We are forced to stay at home and avoid socializing. Some countries are still having an increased number of Covid-19 cases affecting more and more lives.
Here’s what we can do to support our mental well-being during this time.
Take care of yourself
While we are staying at home, many of our routines have changed. Sleeping late, waking up late, and not eating on time can contribute to changes in our mental health. We should be practicing self-care by ensuring that you make your own self-care procedure that includes eating healthy, having healthy sleeping habits, and hydrating yourself.
Exercise if you can
Most governments have implemented staying at home regulations, thus restricting us from doing outdoor activities such as running, walking, or cycling.
You can engage in simple exercises available on the internet to boost our mood and help your organs function well, increasing our immunity.
Connect to your loved ones
Being unable to go out and catch up with friends contributes to feeling lonely. Set up a buddy groups online with your friends or relatives to keep you connected with them. You can easily offer support to anyone struggling or reach out to others if you need to.
Make a new hobby that you can do indoor like baking, painting, reading or making arts and crafts. This can help you distract yourself and offload your worries and fears.
By just simply writing your thoughts and feelings, and everything that makes you grateful for a day can help you ease the stress from what we are facing.
Try to avoid speculation and look up reputable sources on the outbreak
Rumors and speculations can fuel anxiety. Having access to good quality information about the virus can help you feel more in control.
Be kind to yourself
If you don’t feel like doing anything, though, that’s fine too. It’s important to be kind and try not to put pressure on yourself and take a break when you need to.
Hope this helps you cope up with pandemic stress. Share with us your thoughts on the comment section.
Original story from patient.info.