Mental Health Tips

The Corona-virus situation was very stressful for everyone. People became anxious and worried about their health and how to cope with such a pandemic. Lock down, social isolation and home-schooling caused mental health issues to a lot of people.

Now that everything is going back to normal gradually, it’s very important to know that it takes time to pursue your normal life after being isolated for months just as it takes time to cope with the situation at the first place.

We gathered some mental health tips to help you cope with the current situation:

Take a break

Being around news 24/7 can be tough and very stressful. Take a break from hearing about the virus on social media, TV and everywhere you go.

Self-care

Everything has changed since the lock down. the pace is slower and we’re drown between working from home, housework and home-schooling. It’s very important to always remember to take care of yourself!

Self care is about your mental, physical and emotional well-being.

  • Make time for yourself
  • Exercise
  • Go outside
  • Stay hydrated
  • Meditate
  • Stretch

Taking care of yourself is not selfish and it does not require you to spend a lot of time doing it.

Re-connect 

It’s now more of physical distancing than social distancing, we’re gradually getting back to normal. However, it’s very important to take extra care when it comes to re-connecting.

Keep yourself going

Challenge yourself everyday on doing something new to keep yourself going. it doesn’t always have to be perfect and you don’t always have to succeed. just know what you can achieve.

Acknowledge your emotions

All you’ve been through during the pandemic wasn’t easy, don’t panic. Know that it’s normal to feel anxious or stressed. The most important thing is to gradually overcome your fears and anxiety.

Take care of what you say

As much as we care for our mental health, it’s very important to care for other’s too. Before spreading news make sure it’s coming from a reliable source, because one of the most common reasons for anxiety and stress nowadays is fake news.

 

This is going to end anyway! try your best to end it with the best for yourself and others.

By Sarah AlQersh

 

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