Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown: Here Are a Few Tips to Follow!

Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

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The past year has taught us several ways to survive, restore and evolve as we all found ourselves navigating these unprecedented times. Due to pandemic, people faced many hurdles and difficulties in trying to cope with the on-going situation. Not only have they faced a calamity in form of the corona virus but also encountered problems that came along with this pandemic such as losing jobs, closing businesses, low income, mental health issues and a sense of uncertainty.

All these piled up the miseries in people’s lives and have had severe consequences in terms of peoples mental health, pushing many over the brink. However, we must be ready for another lockdown to curb the situation and in order to save lives. Yet, legislators should know that imposing lockdown can prove to be harmful for the mental health of the people and can be the cause of depression. Coronavirus is having a significant negative effect on the mental health of many of us experiencing stress, anxiety and insomnia.

There are 100 ways to make yourself feel better while confined to your homes but here we are going to discuss some proven ways to take care of your mental health;

Social Media:

Living in the digital era, we all are well-aware of the present world conditions owing to social media and how effective it is in creating awareness and helping people remain connected. It is time to use it in more beneficial manner during this lockdown to make your mental health somewhat- composed & calm. Subscribe to the channels and follow the pages that are spreading awareness and influencing society in the positive manner. Avoid watching videos that are causing panic related to present conditions.

Managing Yourself and Your Time:

It’s the perfect time to manage your schedule and time, so that you will be ready when you step into your previous routine. As we now have ample time to contemplate over things related to our work, daily life and family issues. Make a schedule, even you are at home, wake up on time and dress up!

Positive Relationships:

Work on your relationships, whether it be your friendships or family for they are equally important for one to lead a balanced and happy life. It’s the best time to invest your time in your relationships and make your bond stronger with your closed ones. As we are going through hard times, support and love of each other is highly significant. Get into better and healthy terms with your relatives through zoom calls and through the use of other means of social media.

Planning for Future:

Realize the fact that the world is going through a process of inevitable change and it can impact us all for years. We need to mull over our future prospects and try to figure out our direction professionally and personally as well.

Healthy Lifestyle:

This unforeseen situation has taught a lot about health issues and how much we should take it seriously. We are sure of the fact that prior to this situation, we have never thought of boosting our immune system consistently. Consume a diet that would eventually make your immune system stronger than ever by eating healthy. Say no to junk food and processed food, which is detrimental to your immunity as a whole.

Explore Yourself:

Don’t be afraid in trying out different hobbies, especially those you always wanted to pursue but couldn’t because of your busy schedule.

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