How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Global Crisis

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I hope you are okay.

Who knew, right? This whole completely unexpected crisis is making us close the doors, distance ourselves, worry about our jobs and loved ones + we must stay at home like never before.

I’m not here to be the 2565th person to remind you about the hygiene precautions you must take in order to protect yourself and your family. I’m pretty sure the World Health Organization is doing a wonderful job of providing this information.

But it seems like it will take a lot of time for our world to go through, and then – recover from this insidious virus. It will change life for all of us and that is why I want to urge you to stay brave and work on protecting your mental health during this difficult time – especially if you’re prone to anxiety and depression.

This is what I recommend.

 

How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Global Crisis

 

1) Stay informed, but don’t overdo it

 

With things changing and unfolding so fast, it easy to feel like you can’t control the situation and this, in turn, can create strong feelings of anxiety and panic. Please remind yourself that this is normal – at this time, the majority of our population feels unsure, insecure and unsafe. I don’t feel safe as well, but here’s how I manage.

The best thing you can do to minimize these feelings is to stay informed and limit the amount of time you spend on tracking the news. Choose reputable, official sources like WHO and your preferred, trustworthy websites or local news sites as your info source.

Yet, don’t spend hours and hours looking for new information, because it is extremely exhausting and usually won’t do you any good. Check the news a few times a day, for a few minutes and then try to live your life normally (again – stay indoors if you can work at home, and limit social contact).

 

2) Don’t put your self-care to the second plan

 

Spending your days inside, with minimal social contact and probably – without a lot of activities you used to like can take a real toll on your mental health… If you totally skip your self-care. Again – it’s completely normal to feel like “things are not right”. They are, indeed, different right now.

It can be easy to fall into the trap of emotional eating, checking the news, worrying, ruminating and being inactive. But taking at least basic self-care measures can help you feel better and be more optimistic.

If you can, don’t forget to:

  • Shower and brush your teeth daily, keep your skin moisturized to increase physical comfort.
  • Find a form of movement that you can do inside – anything from yoga to Youtube pilates can help you to stay active without going outdoors.
  • Nourish your soul with books, your favorite movies and indoor activities that give you joy.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.
  • Allow yourself to breath fresh air by opening your windows regularly.

 

3) Stay social via internet

 

This whole social isolation thing doesn’t mean we need to become aliens to our friends and family. Call your loved ones via video chat to keep social contact online. Send e-mails and supportive SMS messages. By staying together, even if not in the same room, we can go through this time easier.

Here are more tips that can help you build mental resilience during this global crisis:

How To Be Fearless In Life

How To Stay Resilient When Life Is Giving You Problems

12 Ways To Stop If You’re Always Expecting The Worst

3 Things To Do If You Regularly Can’t Sleep At Night

10 Best Foods For Mental Health & Better Mood

It is not the first time for our humanity to face big challenges. Yet with hope, I believe we can adapt and overcome. Stay safe!

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