The COVID-19 (Corona virus) pandemic has and still is presenting many challenges globally. Despite the known and alarming health crisis, there are issues like mental health that’s easily overlooked.
In the first two weeks of self-isolation, those I checked in with, viewed their isolation period as a blessing; they were catching up on quality time with their families, others caught up with chores, and some binged on their favourite shows. When I checked in with everyone on week three, the bliss began to dwindle.
Self-isolation and social distancing practices can produce several negative mental shifts; considering the healthbenefits of socializingwe have thrived on before the quarantine.
How do we equip ourselves to manage anxiety and depression during the pandemic?
We make time for fun and games; our family favourites are Charades and Jenga.
Everyone gets their beauty rest; sleep is crucial for healthy brain function.
Last and certainly not least we stay active, exercise is one of the best mood boosters.
Here’s a great beginner video from POPSUGAR to get you moving :
If you’re living on your own, consider reducing your news intake to once or twice a day. Connect with friends and family over video chat, plan menus and have virtual dinners together, game nights, dance parties, let your imagination be your guide.
Make positive changes to your mental well-being today with the resources that best suite you. Here’s to a healthy and happier you.
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