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Corona virus has affected all aspects of our lives and the constant news about the pandemic can feel never-ending. Not only is it impacting our physical health but it is taking its toll on some people's mental health too. Staying at home, social distancing and self-isolating are crucial in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but they can affect us psychologically. So what can we do to support our mental well-being during this time?
Why can COVID-19 affect our mental health?
+ Life threatening situation
+ Financial Losses
+ constant barrage of bad news
+ to stay at home and avoid others
To support your mental health at this time, you can try some of these steps.
1. Practice self-care : It’s very easy to spend your whole day in your night suits, every morning getting ready is actually essential for your mental health. When you are at home washing your face and self grooming activities also become difficult. But doing so can make a big difference for your mental health. Ensure you are in a well-ventilated room and following basic self-care, so healthy eating, sleep, lots of hydration, and try to keep to a routine.
2. Exercise if you can: getting engaged in any kind of physical activities can significantly boost your mood. Getting moving is easier said than done when you feel low or anxious, but it can significantly boost your mood. Exercise is really good for mental as well as physical well-being. Find music that helps boost your mood. If you are able, get into your garden and get daily doses of sunshine. Do some exercise which can be done at home and motivate your family members also to give you company in it.
3. Distract yourself: Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help offload any worries and fears you may have. It's also important to try to keep busy, whether that means connecting your friends and family over video call or learning a new skill. There are still plenty of activities you can engage with at home, including crafts, painting, reading, cooking and bakink. If you are feeling low keeping a journal can be helpful way to remove emotions. Take things a day at a time - planning may have once been essential but projection can evoke fear and anxiety.
4. Be kind to yourself: If you don't feel up to doing anything, though, that's fine too. It's important to be kind to yourself and recognize when you need a break. Take care of yourself, focus on your recovery, and you'll get through this. "Tell yourself 'what I am doing is enough'. Be good to yourself. Try to relax and focus on positive things, knowing that every effort is being made globally to bring this situation to a close, but it will take time.
5. Get professional help: It's also important to continue accessing treatment and support for existing mental health problems. If you are receiving ongoing treatment for a physical or mental health problem and don't feel you need to be seen face to face, some counselors are available via online or telephone consultations. Check with your psychologist to see what they offer.
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