Taking Care of your Mental Health during COVID-19

As humans, we have an innate need for safety, security and control. We are creatures of habit and find comfort in familiarity and routine. We were not made to live in isolation. Since the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown that began in March, our lives have changed drastically, and the void has been filled with a steady release of fear and anxiety.

With so much uncertainty about the future, not knowing how things are going to turn out or when the lockdown will end; people are struggling with stress, fear and anxiety, typical responses to imminent and future threat. Many of us are left feeling psychologically drained and defeated. It is, thus, vital that we pay close attention to our mental health and those of others around us, such as family, friends, employees and work colleagues.

Here are some tips that could help with alleviating mental fatigue and anxiety:

Stay Connected

Humans are social beings. Even if you can’t visit family or friends, try to stay connected on a regular basis and be active in your interactions. There are many online tools like zoom and google meet that you can use.

Acknowledge and Accept

When something is happening, or you are experiencing an emotional or psychological response; acknowledge that feeling. You could say it out loud, “I am feeling anxious…”, “I am having a hard time right now”. Be aware of your feelings of anxiety or irritability and accept the moment for what it is.

Stay Away from News and Social Media

Watching or reading the News is likely to have a negative impact on your mentality. Similarly, scrolling through social media, where people only tend to show the best part of their lives, is not going to make you feel better. Try to limit your exposure to these types of platforms and make sure you are using reliable resources.

Utilise Coping Mechanisms

This could be in the form of meditation, writing in your journal or doing something creative. It’s also helpful to stay physically active and making sure to eat and sleep well. Set time aside to create a calm space.

Put things into Perspective

It’s natural to have many questions about uncertain situations such as these. In the absence of information, our anxiety takes over and we feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. These are some questions to ask yourself in order to shift to a healthier mindset:

  • What are the things within my control?
  • Am I overestimating the likelihood of the worst-case scenario?
  • What strategies have helped me cope with challenging situations in the past that I could use now?
  • What small or positive action can I take now?

The future seems uncertain and vague right now. People are restless, frustrated and somewhat powerless. It is important to remain aware of your mental health status and those around you and to take care of your emotional wellbeing during this time. You are not alone.

 

 

 

 

Related Posts

Comments (5439)

Hi, probably I will be a little bit off topic here, however I had been reading your blog and it looks great!. semenax I’m creating a site and attempting to make it appear clean, however each time I touch it I screw something up. Did you design and style the website by yourself? Can a person with very little experience do it, as well as add frequent updates without messing it up? Anyway, great information on here, very helpful. Totally new to me; provestra I didn’t know the many ramifications and depth to this story until I searched here through Yahoo! Good job.

Czy wiesz, że tworzysz ciekawe i oryginalne treści, wkład jaki wnosisz w społeczność blogową zasługuję na podziw i szacunek,trzymaj tak dalej i nie zasypiaj gruszek w popiele. Dzięki!

Wonderful solutions.Id like to suggest taking a look at such as something like cheeseburger. What exactly are you looking for though?

Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

sildenafil 50mg ca – buy viagra 100mg sale sildenafil on line

viagra pills 200mg – viagra 100mg cheap sildenafil 50mg us

order prednisolone 10mg pills – buy generic gabapentin 100mg tadalafil 20mg us

prednisolone 5mg uk – prednisolone buy online cialis tadalafil 40mg

cost augmentin 375mg – order cialis 10mg without prescription buy cialis 40mg without prescription

order augmentin 625mg for sale – buy tadalafil 40mg buy cialis canada

oral bactrim – viagra 50mg drug usa pharmacy viagra

oral sulfamethoxazole – canadian viagra sildenafil without a doctor’s prescription

order cephalexin 500mg – erythromycin pills erythromycin pills

cephalexin 125mg cheap – cleocin 300mg drug erythromycin online

cost sildenafil 100mg – ivermectin 6 mg pills for humans stromectol 2mg

sildenafil ca – buy ivermectin stromectol drug

buy budesonide generic – budesonide tablet order antabuse online

budesonide online – cheap cialis online disulfiram price

purchase ceftin pills – robaxin uk cialis 5mg price

cefuroxime 250mg over the counter – ceftin order online tadalafil generic name

ampicillin medication – buy cipro sale tadalafil 40mg canada

acillin pill – purchase cipro online order tadalafil 40mg sale

order amoxicillin 1000mg generic – buy azithromycin 250mg without prescription order vardenafil

buy amoxil 250mg generic – azithromycin pill order levitra 20mg pills

india ivermectin – stromectol tablet price cost levitra 20mg

stromectol 3 mg dosage – vardenafil 10mg brand vardenafil drug

buy doxycycline 100mg pill – order generic clomiphene 50mg tadalafil 10mg for sale

order doxycycline without prescription – buy clomid 100mg without prescription tadalafil 10mg without prescription

buy tadalafil 20mg online cheap – cialis 5mg canada order generic provigil 200mg

prednisone usa – order prednisone 10mg generic generic accutane 10mg

prednisone 20mg uk – medications for ed cheap isotretinoin

order generic amoxicillin 250mg – purchase amoxicillin sale buy sildenafil 50mg generic

buy amoxicillin for sale – viagra generic buy sildenafil

buy generic prednisolone 10mg – prednisolone 5mg tablet buy viagra for sale

buy prednisolone 10mg online – prednisolone 40mg price buy sildenafil 50mg without prescription

order lasix 40mg without prescription – order doxycycline without prescription india ivermectin

ivermectin tabletten treatment for parasites in humans ivermectin germany

buy lasix 40mg without prescription – ivermectin 3 mg without a doctor prescription ivermectin human

buy hydroxychloroquine 200mg – purchase baricitinib pills buy baricitinib 4mg generic

hydroxychloroquine medication – chloroquine generic buy baricitinib 4mg online

buy metformin generic – buy atorvastatin 80mg generic order norvasc generic

metformin uk – amlodipine 10mg sale cheap amlodipine 5mg

lisinopril drug – cheap lopressor 100mg order tenormin 50mg without prescription

buy lisinopril 5mg without prescription – buy omeprazole 20mg for sale generic atenolol 100mg

buy levitra 20mg online cheap – medrol 4mg otc brand clomid

vardenafil 20mg sale – cost levitra 20mg buy clomid generic

perfect

thank you for a very good article

cost albuterol – buy priligy 60mg generic buy dapoxetine 30mg pills