In the midst of managing a situation like the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried. However, identifying ways to manage our mental health is also crucial. Just remember, you are not the only one facing it…infact the whole world is into it. Some may express while others may not, but the truth is that this pandemic has cast a shadow over all.
We may experience increased feelings of anxiety, powerlessness, impatience, irritability or frustration. We might also experience a sense of scarcity, or be concerned about increased stigmatization or xenophobia. We may feel uncertainty about the future or worry about isolation amidst rapidly changing schedules and social plans.
While feeling worried is normal and expected, there are many ways we can increase our resilience during this time:
1. Take breaks from the news.
After a certain point, it can be more upsetting than informational….so take a break.
Try to do some other activities you enjoy like listen to music, watch comedy movies, help your parents in the orchard….infact do everything that is physical and that, which will make you tired at the end of the day. If nothing then sit with your parents and gossip. Stay connected with your family, especially those you can confide to… …this is an excellent way to catharsis.
2. Take care of your health.
Take deep breaths and exercise. Try to eat relatively well balanced meals, move your body regularly, get plenty of sleep and stay away from alcohol