COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. While some people are vocal about their problems, others didn’t come forward.
These past few months have been the hardest time mentally for a lot of people. Since people are not able to communicate face to face and physical touch is absent, the tendency of becoming introvert is developing in them. Their introspection is getting intricate. And this all results in their affected mental health and ultimately leads to anxiety and depression.
Reasons why the corona virus outbreak make your mental health worse-
- Going into survival mode feeling hopeless
- Increased anxiety
- Being alone with your thoughts
- Economic uncertainty
- Terror of losing loved ones
- Not knowing when it will end
Do you constantly feel down and tired?
Depression is a serious matter that unfortunately doesn’t get talked about enough. Simply feeling a little sad can makes us think that we are depressed but that’s not always the case.
Do you ever notice yourself getting sad again like you know you’re not doing work that needs to be done, you know you’re not taking care of yourself, you know all the things you need to do to start trying to feel better but you just can’t?
Being depressed for no reason isn’t always true. Sometimes there is a reason but it’s too traumatic and painful to process that we just don’t speak about it especially during this corona period people have started complicating themselves. It stays floating around in our subconscious mind. The feeling and anger we have about it never escape until we understand and tackle it.
How to overcome affected mental health.
Permit yourself to change. Permit yourself to grow. Permit yourself to move on from all the things holding you back. Taking care of the mind is always important, but doing so during a pandemic can be tricky. So, here are some tips and techniques to help get you through your day.
One of the traps here is to spend too much time looking at the news. We do not need to be constantly looking at our phones.
It’s very good to keep in the moment to do other things that are perhaps more interesting, go for a walk, talk to some people but remember maintaining distance. Think about people who are your intimate friends who could help you if you are in trouble and deliberately increase your contact with them. Not necessarily in person, but by using your phones.
Exercises and your physical health is really important. Keep yourself reasonably active and fit. Create a home workout routine. Include body-weight exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, planks, squats. Also practice yoga, jump rope, dance, medications.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to the point where your mood doesn’t shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don’t allow others to control the direction of yours. Don’t allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence. Just know you’re doing great even if you don’t feel like, bad times won’t last forever. Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health.