Simple Mental Health Tips for Coping With COVID-19
Everybody is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. There are a lot of people who have been staying home for two or three weeks or more, and some are starting to reach their breaking point.
With the social distancing rules remaining in effect for the unforeseen future, it is important that you take care of your mental health.
Today the National Institute of Health released some tips on how to cope with the Covid-19 crisis on their Facebook page. The tips included;
Taking breaks from the news.
While it is important to stay informed with whats going on regarding the Coronavirus, constantly watching the news could make you feel depressed, helpless and hopeless.
Take care of your body.
They suggest you try and eat regular well balanced meals and try and get some physical activity everyday. It could be as simple as walking up and down the steps in your house a couple of times a day just to keep your body moving. They also stressed the importance of a good night's sleep to help with your mental state.
Make time to unwind.
Do something that will take your mind off the Covid-19 crisis with out putting you at risk. Things like playing a game, reading a book, watching a movie, or watching your favorite TV shows. This would be a great time to take up a new hobby or to revisit a hobby that you enjoyed in the past but you haven't had time to enjoy lately.
Connect with others.
There are plenty of ways you can connect with other people besides meeting them in person. You can email, call, video chat, or even communicate through text messages just to keep in contact with friends and family members.
Focus on the facts.
There are a lot of rumors and misinformation about the virus especially online. They suggest that you only listen to the professionals when it comes to any news dealing with Covid-19.
Remember, you are not in this alone. Most of the world is dealing with this issue. If you need to talk to someone, call someone you can confide in to tell them exactly how you are feeling. There is a good chance that they are feeling the same way you are.