COVID-19 has taken a troll not on just physical health but also our mental health. While, physical health of the citizens has been the top priority, keeping mental health in mind is also equally important especially when the pandemic is still going on in 2021. It’s been a long time inside homes and with almost null human interactions. It definitely affects one’s mental health. People are more frustrated and depressed than ever.
If you’re going through something of that sort, we got you 5 ways on how you can keep yourself sane in this pandemic!
Exercising is one of the most effective ways to reduce some stress. It balances hormones, improves immunity and keeps your brain healthy and safe from harmful and stressful thoughts. You need not go to the gym or the yoga class for the same. There is a huge number of videos and tutorials available online to teach you how to do it just right.
Decrease Your Media Consumption Level
Media consumption can be much more harmful for your mental health than you can probably realise. It not only increases frustration but also disease rates. There is so much negativity online and when you are on it most of the time, it begins to mess with your head. There is so much fake news that spreads fear and hatred and that is the last thing we need while we are stuck at home. However, we realise how impossible it is to give up on screens completely. So, it is up to us on how we choose our feed of social media and how much time we decide to give it.
Learn Something New
Remember when you were a kid and you used to do origami? Yes sir/mam, this is the right time to polish those forgotten skills and hobbies. Or developing new skills and hobbies. The most we have now is time and what better way is there to utilise this time than to increase your skills set? When your brain learns something, it releases happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine. Basically, you feel good.
Basically, it means connecting to the Earth through your senses. Like walking barefoot, swimming, sitting on the grass etc. It helps bring you in present and reduces your stress. It makes you focus on reality and brings you back from your imagination world which has stress and anxiety and every negative emotion possible. It is really important to get out of the world that is inside your head.
Spend Some Time With Animals
Animals are the most underrated stressbusters. They live in the present without worrying about the future. They don't know about the problems going on in the world. So, they will just share their happiness with you. Spending time with animals can reduce your anxiety and stress and have a happy effect on your brain. So, it is time to play with your furry friends!
Future is so unpredictable and we can’t just sit and worry about it all the time. You can’t change the future or even predict it and thinking about it means taking a huge toll on your mental health! The most you can do is make your present worthwhile.