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5 Mental Health Tips during COVID-19: Ensure Your Well-Being by Following These Tricks

Published: November 30, 2020
Mental Health Tips during COVID-19

During this time of physical detachment and uncertainty, many people feel isolated, lonely, restless, and withdrawn. That is why we feel compelled to create this guide. These are the top five mental health tips during COVID-19 outbreak.

It is extremely important that you stay in contact with your counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist if you already have a mental health condition or substance use disorder. Telemedicine – that is, video or phone chat – is the safest way to have an appointment right now.

The constant news about the pandemic can seem endless and this is affecting the mental health of many, particularly those already living with conditions such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Relieving stress and anxiety is now vitally important. What follows are five tips that we can all use as we live in these uncertain times.

5 Mental Health Tips during COVID-19 That You Must Consider

Although worrying about the news is understandable, for many people this can make existing mental health problems worse. All of this leads us to the question: how can we protect our mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic? That is why we created this guide, we want to help you overcome these difficult times.

Here are the 7 most common mental health tips during covid 19:

  1. Stay informed and follow the recommendations of the authorities
  2. Do healthy activities to clear your mind
  3. Try to comply with your daily routine
  4. Stay in touch with your family and friends
  5. Try to be positive and enjoy your home

We have all been affected as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread through our community. On a practical level, the closure of schools, gyms and restaurants has altered our lives and forced most people to practice social distancing or even quarantine in their homes. That is why you need to learn to clear your mind during confinement.

Stay Informed and Follow the Recommendations of the Authorities

Stay informed and take practical steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Get the data from reliable sources like the CDC, the World Health Organization, and your local health department. Don’t get caught up in the news, as this will only make any distress you may be feeling at this time worse.

Do Healthy Activities to Clear Your Mind

Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night; eat a healthy, well-balanced diet; do not smoke; drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day or none at all, as directed by your doctor; and finally, exercise your body and mind. Meditation, walks, gardening, and exercise routines at home are good for your mental health.

Try to Comply with Your Daily Routine

Stick to your regular routines as much as possible. You may need to create a new routine to account for working at home, exercising indoors, caring for grandchildren, cleaning, and other daily activities. Integrate old and new enjoyable hobbies into your daily routine.

Stay in Touch with Your Family and Friends

Stay connected with your family, friends, and other support networks. Having someone to talk to about your needs and feelings is vital to mental health. Make a commitment to contact at least one person per day to maintain an ongoing social connection via phone, or email, video conferencing, and social media, if you have Internet access.

Consider asking someone to be your support partner for daily check-ups. If you are a member of a support group, stay connected over the phone or through a video platform like Zoom. If you are a business owner or working from home then try to cheer up on your colleagues.

Try to Be Positive and Enjoy Your Home

Try as much as possible to be positive and enjoy the simple things in life. Many people across the country are helping their neighbors and communities during this crisis. After this pandemic is over, hopefully we will be stronger, kinder, and more connected to each other.

It is also important to have at least a month’s supply of the prescription and over-the-counter medications you need to manage your mental health and other conditions.
Take all of your medications as directed by your healthcare providers.

Faced with the constant news and generation of information that we are living through the pandemic, many people are beginning to feel anxiety or even panic. We know that it is a completely normal situation, however, it is important that we are all attentive to identify and recognize the feelings or emotions that we are experiencing and thus, be able to act in time and resolve them.

We hope this guide has helped you, if you feel lonely or need help then contact us. Our team is here to listen to you.

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