As the COVID pandemic continues, many people are asking how to stay mentally healthy in this time of challenge.
It’s essential to be in mental and physical health during the pandemic. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial are all needed to maintain balance which improves your environment.
According to the Ministry of Health, 80% of people experience anguish, fear, panic, or terror in critical events such as disasters and humanitarian emergencies.
Mental health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), refers to the ability to carry out important tasks without experiencing high-stress levels.
Some symptoms of mental health that could be alerted during the pandemic are:
- You are scared that you or your family will get an infection. You feel nervous and worry all the time.
- Concern about your financial stability or job security.
- Experience symptoms such as insomnia and changes in eating and sleeping patterns.
- The worsening of chronic health problems.
- A rise in mental health problems.
- Increase in consumption of tobacco and/or alcohol or harmful substances.
- An emotional roller coaster, including feeling desolate, depressed, and anxious
- Guilt is one of the worst symptoms that people may experience when they contract COVID-19.
- Expressing your sadness, anger, or frustration because you lost a loved one and can’t get over it.
- Concern about getting re-infected is a common fear during this pandemic.
These tips will help you stay calm and take care of your mental health during the pandemic.
- Seek therapy for your mental and emotional health.
- Be high in vibration, train your mind to self-reflect only on the positive, and be honest with yourself about any potentially negative thoughts that you may experience throughout the day.
- Meditation can help you stay in the present & avoid worrying.
- Exercise, as it will help you reduce stress and anxiety.
- In order to avoid consuming negative news, be sure you have the knowledge necessary about what is happening with pandemics and stop yourself from seeing the same media.
- Take the time to connect with humor and laughter. This will help release happiness hormones in your body, an assurance of feeling better soon.
- Eating healthy is one way we can keep ourselves mentally strong in this time of crisis.
- Breathe deeply
- Do stretching exercises like sit-ups and pushups, but go very slowly. Focus on your current exercise.
- Connect with nature through digital media, such as watching a video of water for 3 minutes or reading the news to change your mental state.
- Be grateful for all the good things that you have and how well you manage to get by. Some days are more difficult than others, but all things considered, your mental health is intact and healthy.
- Minimize drug and alcohol consumption to ensure your immune system is not compromised.
- Take a break to rest and relax by participating in fun, engaging activities with your family.
- Consider who in your life gives you energy, listens to you and helps make you a better person over someone who does not.
- Helping others during an epidemic is a good way to keep your own mental health intact. Giving the gift of kindness can be as simple as helping someone cross the street or donating time at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
I know that when you are scared, uncertain, and not feeling well because of bad news or the loss of a loved one, that it might be hard to feel ok. You need to take care of yourself, though. Work on your mind and doing things like being healthy.
Having good mental health means that you will be able to feel better and be happier. This will help you in all other parts of your life, like emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial. So let’s work together to have good mental health!
The pandemic is unpredictable, and there’s always a chance of contracting COVID-19. There are many ways in which you can protect your mental health during this time. Work on your mind and doing things like being healthy. Having good mental health means that you will be able to feel better and be happier. This will help you in all other parts of your life, like emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial. So let’s work together to have good mental health!
I hope this blog post helps you to take care of your mental health during the pandemic. Remember, if you are feeling uncomfortable or don’t know how to deal with a situation, talk to somebody and get help!