Psychological wellness during COVID19
June 4, 2020
Any illness can be stressful. An outbreak in the scale of a pandemic can be depressive. COVID 19 being an easily transmissible virus has taken over the world. Nearly every nation in the world is badly affected by the virus. You may be filled with anxiety and about the disease.
The never-ending lockdown that has literally caged us in our homes, the overnight disappearance of life as we knew it, the endless washing hands, wiping surfaces and masked faces may fill us with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. It is natural to feel down, but we should never give up.
What you can do to relieve stress
- Limit your COVID19 news time.
Too much information can fill you with worry, so limit your news time. Be informed but don’t obsess over facts and figures
- Take care of your health
Eat healthy food and stay hydrated. Be active in mind and body. If you are taking any medicines, don’t skip them.
- Unwind to distress
Indulge in some activity that you enjoy. It may be something that you have always wanted to do but could not.
- Stay connected
Talk to your friends remotely. Discuss anything and everything under the sun. Share your feelings with them.
- Learn the correct facts
Understand risks and know the correct facts about the disease. Beware of rumours and stop their spread
Look out for your family and friends
Each person is different and handles stress differently. Watch out for others during these difficult times. Elderly people who are at higher risk of severe illness, young children and teens whose social life has been curtailed, primary healthcare providers and people with health issues are prone to depression. Working to keep your family and your community healthy will give your life a positive direction while uplifting everyone around you