Pay Attention to your Mental Health
2020 has truly been an adventurous year. We have witnessed wildfires, cyclones, a whole pandemic in just a few months. There have also been a few great things like the solar eclipse, super moon, SpaceX launch and more.
One of the biggest events of this year, however, remains the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). Originated in the city of Wuhan, China, this virus rapidly spread across the entire world. As a result of this virus, most of us have been quarantined in our homes with no certainty about the future. This uncertainty has taken a toll on a lot of people's mental health. According to a survey, 61% of Indians are suffering from mental health issues during this nation-wide lockdown. Another survey conducted by the Indian Psychiatric Society suggests that there has been a 20% rise in cases related to mental illness.
If you constantly feel low, stressed or unable to focus on your daily routine, then it is time to focus on your mental health. Here's how
Maintain a daily routine
If you're feeling bored at home during this quarantine try making an itinerary for the next day before you sleep. This helps you keep track of your daily tasks and also helps you keep occupied so you don't feel bored.
Catch up with your family and friends
The lockdown has forced all of us inside our homes, and it gets difficult to hang out with people and catch up with them. If you're living alone you can talk or video call with your family and friends. Video calls make it easier to talk as it gives you a real-time visual on the person.
Connect with your Family
Even though we've been forced inside our homes in this quarantine, we get to spend more time with our families. Talk to your family about your mental health. It will act as an outlet for your emotions and help your mind calm down a little.
Meditating is one of the most effective ways to calm down your anxiety. Regular meditation helps you calm your mind and get rid of negative thoughts. It also makes you feel energised and will develop a sense of positivity.
Reduce screen time
Social media could be one of the best and worst things happened, depending upon the content. Spending too much time on there during these trying times may further increase your anxiety because of the uncertainty. Instead of spending time on social media, you can try learning new skills on youtube or applying for some online courses.
Seek professional help
If nothing works out for you and you feel mentally stressed, you can try reaching out to a therapist. Quite a few people don't like talking about their relationships, in that case talking to a professional can prove to be helpful.
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