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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Published On May 04, 2020 5:30 AM By Sakshi Aggarwal

It is vital to look after your mental health while you have to stay at home.

As coronavirus is spreading across the world, it is inducing a considerable amount of distress among the population. An outbreak like this can be scary and can affect your mental health.   

While as important is following the guidelines to fight the virus in India, equally important is to support and manage our mental health during such times. 

Hence, amid the discussions on how the virus can cause a potential threat to your physical health.

Let’s explore 11 ways to protect your mental health in the pandemic during the coronavirus outbreak.

1. Connect with your loved ones

One of the most common ways to beat isolation is to get in touch with your friend sand family. For this, you may call or do video calls, text them, or talk to them via different social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.

2. Discuss your worries:

Discussions about the disease with your friends or family members may help you feel better. You can share with them how you are feeling and discuss ideas on what you can do to cope up with it.

3. Take care of your physical health:

Try eating a healthy and balanced diet. Drink enough water and try including mild exercise in your daily routine. You may do yoga, floor exercises, or dance. 

4. Get enough sleep:

Keeping good sleep hygiene practices is also important. So, maintain a regular sleep pattern. It is advisable to reduce caffeine intake and avoid using a laptop or mobile phone before sleep. Also, crying yourselves to sleep is a big no-no. 

5. Manage your exposure to media:

Glueing to your television sets to consume news for most hours during the day is not a good idea. It may make you feel more worried and do more harm than good. For this, you can set time to watch the news or limit yourself to a few checks in the entire day. 

6. Get facts from reliable sources:

Rumours and speculations fuel stress and anxiety. Ensure that you have access to information offered by only reliable sources. This will help you feel more in control. 

7. Create a new and positive routine:

Think of a hobby you always wanted to pursue. Engage yourselves in useful activities like learning some new skills online, cooking, cleaning, or any other art. Writing down your plans for the day or week may help you gain clarity on your upcoming schedule.

8. Set goals:

Setting goals and trying to achieve them will give you a sense of purpose. You must think of things you need to do or will do once it all gets over or until you are still at home.

9. Keep your mind active:

Engage yourself in stimulating activities that keep your mind sharp. These can be reading, playing word games, puzzles, writing, painting, drawing, card games, and activities involving the use of hands like knitting, playing an instrument, or even playing video games. In short, use time in the best way you can by keeping your mind active.

10. Relax and find time to meditate.

You can also listen to soothing music that may help you deal with feelings of stress.

11. Don’t let negative thoughts overpower your mind:

Focus on things you can control. Keep the bigger picture in mind. Humankind will survive too. Stay positive and try taming negative thoughts in your mind by looking at better things. Every bad day has an end. This will end too.

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Bottom Line

Follow these ways as they might help you fight loneliness and depression. If you have any anxiety disorder or panic attack, then seek medical advice on the same. 

Last but not the least, coronavirus may take an emotional toll on you. But always remember, we are all in this together and sooner or later things will get better for sure. 

Also, if want to buy coronavirus health insurance, do call InsuranceDekho experts at 7551196989 today!

Stay safe, stay positive, stay healthy!

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