Mental Health — COVID-19

In order to keep you sane, you must figure out how to live and cope with COVID-19

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October 14, 2021
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In order to keep you sane, you must figure out how to live and cope with COVID-19 has already affected people from many countries across the world and in many ways, we could possibly imagine. The damage it has caused is overwhelmed and seemingly unstoppable. COVID-19 impacts can be cumulative. People are losing their jobs and forcing to be isolated from love ones, which results in financial and psychical problems. It does not only affect us physically but mentally as well.

In terms of economics, it has slowed down global economic growth dramatically and inevitably it will continue to cause a recession. Many believe that a lot of businesses will have to halt or eventually shut down the operation. When businesses have to close down, it is directly affecting both employees and employers causing stresses.

Furthermore, from the announcement of the government regarding temporary lockdowns in many areas, people are forced to stay at home and that would ultimately cause stress. Humans are socialite livings, being locked down for a certain amount of time can sooner or later damage their mentality by increasing your anxiety. Being stuck in the same place for long periods of time can also drive anyone insane. In order to keep you sane, you must figure out how to live and cope with it, in which COVID-19 is predicted to be with us at least until the end of the year.

Stress, Anxiety, and Insanity

People react differently during this difficult time. Stress during an infectious outbreak can include…

  • Fear and worry about your health or your love ones
  • Changes in sleep and/or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problem
  • Increased usage of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs

How to take care of your mental health?

As mentioned earlier, everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and it is the same goes to how they cope with it. Keep in mind that it is normal to feel anxious during this difficult time and you are obviously not the only one to feel that way. There are many ways that you can do to support your mental health

  • You should stop watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about COVID-19 pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting or worsening you mental health
  • Take good care of your body. Meditate, stretch, exercise regularly, eat right with well-balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs are amongst the recommendations
  • Use your time wisely, find an activity that you enjoying the most
  • Connecting with others, talk to people can be very helpful. However, we strongly do not recommend you meet up with friends in person but technology allows you to meet them virtually!
  • Use the pandemic as an opportunity to reconnect with old friends

If you still find yourself difficult to take care of your mental health, do not hesitate to reach out for help. You can do that by calling mental health service or online consultation. Most importantly, do not ignore mental health issues. It could harmfully affect you on a long-term basis.

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