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COVID-19: Support Your Mental Health During These Challenging Times

We understand that these are extraordinary times. Sitting at home and learning o much going on outside can be difficult. COVID-19 has put us all through a lot. We must put in extra effort to effectively control our emotions. Expect a lot of conflicting emotions. Naturally, when we see new headlines, we experience anxiety and possibly panic.

We’ve listed down a few tips which will help you cope with the situation better.

Stay ‘Physically’ Safe From COVID-19 Virus

In this case, the most important protection behaviours (physical distance and handwashing) that reduce COVID-19 virus transmission are also important for anxiety management. When you have the opportunity, stay at home. When outside the house, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.

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Limit Media To Reduce Anxiety

Limit your COVID-19 media consumption to no more than twice a day (for example, looking for updates in the morning and before dinner), and stop reading about COVID-19 right before bedtime. Make a promise to yourself not to forward (and therefore spread) disturbing news to your friends and family.

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Work Well From Home During COVID-19

Working from home might be unfamiliar territory for you, and it can present its own set of challenges, especially if you live in a small house with children. Don’t plan to be as productive as you usually are. We’re both busy and trying to deal with a new way of life while still supporting others. If at all possible, lower your targets for routine work that isn’t urgent.

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Eat Well

Our mood is aided by good nutrition. Stress makes us crave comfort foods, and high carbs and sugars have a negative effect on our mood. A Mediterranean diet has been linked to improved mental health and stress resilience in many population-based studies, while a fast-food western diet has been linked to depression and anxiety. Where possible, try to stock your kitchen with fresh produce, frozen vegetables, and whole foods.

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Keep Experimenting!

Try your hands-on cooking, baking, painting. Do some crafts to keep yourself busy and healthy. This is a good time to improve your skills and you must use them wisely.

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Anushka nayyar
A writer who's always keen on learning and experiencing new things. Baking, painting, and writing is what brings a smile to her face.

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