Finding difficult to cope up with pandemic stress?

Coronavirus is public health concern as it has hit many people across the world and so far it has been overwhelming for many people which has eventually sparked anxiety, Over Compulsive Disorder (OCD), nervousness, paranoia, stress and panic attacks.

Coronavirus is public health concern as it has hit many people across the world and so far it has been overwhelming for many people which has eventually sparked anxiety, Over Compulsive Disorder (OCD), nervousness, paranoia, stress and panic attacks.

We are social animals and as our current scenario demands social distancing and self isolation, eventually leading to various mental health issues. The government has shared guidelines for us to stay at home and only go outside for essential items. Staying six feet away from peoples is now the new agenda. This suggests that our social activities will no longer be available. That is the time when boredom may strike in, and one may also get bogged down mentally.

Staying at home for long may affect us mentally, starting with loneliness and hence leading to anxiety stress and depression. People are losing their jobs too. COVID-19 is hitting hard on world resulting in economic depression and recession. Many are facing constant stress on professional and personal level.

Coping strategies to enhance your mental health

  • Workout at home can be de-stressing. Eat healthy and green can help building immune system. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Try to keep your sleep schedule good.
  • Try and make the best of your time at home with your family and friends. Play indoor games and watch movies. Listen to music and start a habit of reading.
  • Don’t get stress and keep yourself away from negativity. You must do your best and maintain good hygiene. Avoid social media in case you find it stressing.
  • Do not believe every piece of information you get. Check its relevancy before jumping on any conclusion, or else it may cause panic attack and unnecessary stress. Rumors can rob your peace of mind and can put you in a negative state.
  • Keep in touch with your family and friends over the phone. Talk to your loved ones.

One must look out for signs of mental health issues in their near and dear ones. Try and acknowledge upsetting thoughts when they occur, and discuss them with people. They are likely to have them, too, and we may be better able to find solutions collectively. We are all in this together.


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