Coronavirus has upended the lives of billions of people and in this time of uncertainty, social distancing may cause a feeling of isolation, withdrawal, agitation, and loneliness in our older adults, in fact in us also.
In this lockdown condition, you can’t go outside and do some entertainment things. So, this may directly affect your mental and physical health.
It is critically imperative for us to stay at home and stay connected with your family doctor, therapist or psychiatrist in case you need them in this lockdown condition.
So, for better mental health during this pandemic situation, we are providing some tips that will definitely help you out
Stay connected with the latest news and take the necessary steps to save yourself and your family members. Get the truth and fact news the trusted sources like WHO, your country’s Health Ministry and other organizations don’t totally trust the news as they’ll only worsen your stress.
Always engage in health activities like do some yoga, stretching exercises, jogging in your garden, meditation, take proper sleep of 7-9 hours each day, eat healthy food and a well-balanced diet. These activities will keep you healthy physically and mentally.
Instead of having lockdown make sure you have at least medicines for a month. Take your prescription as directed by your doctor and go to the nearest medical store and get them as soon as possible.
Stick to Daily Routine
It is very important to stick to your regular routine as much as possible or you can make a new routine to do daily household chores like house cleaning, gardening, give time to your hobbies, indoor exercising, etc. these things will make your day.
Stay connected with your family and friends. It is good for your mental health to talk to someone about your needs and feelings. Try to connect to one person a day from your contact list or you can find your new or lost school friends through social media. To relive your old days or make new memories will definitely help you with your mental health.
So these are the range of tips that help for better mental health for you and your loved ones. Keep in mind that this pandemic situation will pass till then take preventive measures and stay safe at home.
Till then, stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, and be happy
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