Coping with Covid and Mental Health
Since the coronavirus pandemic is progressing quickly around the world, there is a significant degree of uncertainty, anxiety, and apprehension in the general public and, in particular, within other populations, such as older adults, caregivers, and individuals with chronic health problems.
In terms of general mental wellbeing, the most significant psychiatric effect to date is heightened degrees of tension or anxiety. With quarantine and its impacts on other people’s daily lives, habits, or subsistence, the levels of isolation, unemployment, unhealthy alcohol, substance use, and self-harm or suicidal behavior are also projected to rise.
Concerns about COVID-19 can take a severe toll on your mental health, mainly if you’re living with a pre-existing anxiety disorder. However, you are not entirely helpless. We have rounded up some of the most useful tips to help you get through this time of tension.
You are what you eat. Since most of the serotonin or ‘happy hormone’ is produced in the gut, it is essential to maintain a proper diet and not indulge in binge eating. If you have a poor diet, it will harm your mental health as well.
Stay in Touch with Your Loved Ones
Social distancing might have limited our physical contact with others, but thanks to technology, we can quickly get in touch with our loved ones. With our loved ones. Regular virtual contact can help you and your loved ones to feel less isolated and lonely. Start interacting with your loved ones through:
- Sending emails or letters
- Messages of text.
- Video chat or skype or zoom
- Social media
Maintain a Proper Routine
With everything around being very different from how it usually is, try to maintain a proper routine to have a sense of normalcy. So, if you’re trapped at home, strive to adhere to your daily sleep, training, lunch, or job routine.
Indulge in Activities You Enjoy
Read some books, enjoy a comedy movie, play an amusing board or computer game. You could do anything, whether trying a new recipe, a skill, or a piece of art. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, as long as it continues to take you out of your worry.
Enjoy the Nature
Fresh air will always do you well. Even a walk around the neighborhood can make you feel better. Be careful to ignore crowds, maintain your distance from the people you meet, and follow regulations in your city.
Keeping active will help reduce anxiety, release tension, and maintain your mood. While the gym and group classes are out, you can still go cycling, hiking, or walking. Or if you’re trapped at home, find out the fitness videos you can stream online. There are activities you can perform without supplies, such as meditation and drills that utilize your body weight.
Helping others makes you feel better so you can donate to food banks. Paranoia-buying and stockpiling have left grocery store shelves stripped not only empty, but also dramatically reduced deliveries to food banks. You may support the sick, low-income households and those in need by contributing food or cash.
Depression, anxiety, or dealing with LGTBQ issues are all mentally draining, and a worldwide pandemic only adds fuel to the fire, but with our tips, we are sure you’ll be fine during the quarantine. It would help if you remembered to be kind to yourself. Go easy on yourself whether you are going through more sadness or anxiety than usual as you are not alone.