Mental Health must also Matter
May 20, 2020
Your Mental Health Matters Because of COVID-19 pandemic, majority of us are staying indoors. We are less active in social interactions and exercise. Despite these, the result of bad thinking and false positivity can bring negative impact on our mental well-being. To help us work with our mental health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested some activities which we may apply during the pandemic. Keep informed. You must have to listen for the recommendations of your local and national authorities. You can follow legitimate news channels governed by many media outlets in Facebook and other social media sites. But if you begin to feel anxious, try to search only the particular news for the day only once or twice. This can help you process a jamble of information in online. Make sure that the things you share online do not create bickerings that may lead to misguided arguments. Have a routine. Maintain daily routines or develop new new ones. Screen time. Be attentive of the amount of time you spend in front of your gadget screens every day. Have at least hours of rest and breaks breaks from them. You can sleep early and set aside your phone to avoid distractions. Personal hygiene should also be priority. Healthy meals should be taken regularly but not exceeding. Lastly, practice yourself to do indoor work out and exercises. Many can be found in Youtube. Social contact is vital. Since our physical movements are restricted to avoid being infected, you can still keep in regular contact with your friends, family members or lovers by calling them through telephone and video chats. Alcohol and drug use. Limiting the amount of alcohol intake will make your body relaxed. Drugs will not help get ride of your fear, agitation, and even boredom. Mental health is as important as physical health. Without it, we cannot fully process ourselves to work and understand others. If still bothered by the incidents happening, make sure that you have a list of hotlines for mental health consulations available in your hometown.