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4 Tips To Care For Your Mental Health During Corona

May 3, 2020
Taking out a little time for exercise is good for your mental and physical health

With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise and the number of cases increasing rapidly each day, it’s essential to take measures every day to care for your mental health.

Here are 4 things you can do to care for your mental health to navigate this crisis smoothly.

Get Enough Sleep

  • Getting enough sleep is important as it helps stop you from overthinking. The right amount of sleep also helps your body stay as healthy as it can.
  • Remember, a healthy body can ward off illnesses far more easily than one that is weak. If you get enough rest, your immune system will be stronger, and you will be far more resistant to illnesses.
  • Knowing that your body is better equipped to fight off illnesses is likely to give you peace of mind.Getting enough sleep, especially during the current pandemic, will also help you better maintain a routine so that you can sleep early, wake up early, and make your days more productive

Get Some Sunlight

  • In times such as these, with the pandemic rising globally, people often spend their days in bed, lying down aimlessly. This sort of routine can be detrimental for both your mental and physical body. Not getting any sunlight will only serve to make you feel more depressed and will most likely harm your body because of a lack of Vitamin D. 
  • Once every day, make sure that you step outside in the sunlight, perhaps for an evening walk. Make a habit of this, and you will see marked improvements in your mental state of being.

Exercise Regularly

  • To care for your mental health, try to maintain a regular exercise routine. This one doesn’t require much explanation. Sadly, becoming a couch potato isn’t going to do your mental or physical health any favors.If nothing else, you can do stretches on your balcony daily, at the start of your day, or in the evening.
  • Exercise is obviously great for keeping your body active, but it also stimulates your mind. Exercise improves the circulation of blood throughout your body and to your brain. As a result, you are less likely to feel anxious or depressed.

Maintain Familiar Routines For Children

  • If you’re a parent, the WHO recommends maintaining familiar routines with your children.
  • Help them focus with their online learning, and express their creativity with engaging play time and educational activities. Organize screen time in a way that doesn’t compromise their play time outdoors or reading books… 

Think Positive

  • Easier said than done, right? While that may be true, our mind is far more powerful than we give it credit for. Let’s say you are starting to feel ill. You may have this fear that you will catch the illness, and you can’t stop thinking that you and your loved ones are going to die.
  • Take a breather. Know that it’s okay to be afraid. Everyone is. Meditate regularly and take deep breaths. Tell yourself that everything is going to be okay. 
  • And little by little, you will feel better. Remember, in times of illness, take it one day at a time and make survival your only goal. Everything else should be secondary.

Take care and remember that your health – mental or physical – is paramount!

 

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