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A Mental Health Guide To Help You Get Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

Finding it difficult to get through this coronavirus pandemic with your mental health in one piece? Here are some lessons that you might need to learn about in order to keep yourself mentally healthy.

Mental Health Lessons That You Might Need To Get Through The Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, the majority of us didn’t expect it to be this disastrous and long. An even greater number most likely didn’t predict that besides affecting us physically, the coronavirus would also bring forth a large wave of mental health issues that Americans of all ages would suffer from.

All of a sudden, a lot of us are experiencing fear, anxiety and depression, what with the uncertainty that hangs in the air and in the headlines. So what exactly can you do to help ease your mind? We hope this can help:

Remember that you’re a finite source

Thanks to capitalism, everyone now has to be productive all the time, making us feel guilty if we’re not working. This shouldn’t be the case, especially now that we’re all going through a pandemic. Each day has 24 hours, and only about half of it is usable. As such, prioritize what needs to be done but realize that it’s alright if you can’t achieve everything all at the same time. You’re not meant to.

Prioritize your well-being

Think of it in transactional terms: For every thing that "takes" from you, you do something to give back to yourself. This means that while it’s alright to work, it’s also alright to rest and do things that comfort you, even if it means lazing around or sleeping in. If it makes you feel better in your less able moments, then it’s valid. So don’t feel guilty about it.

Take things one at a time

Take things slowly. Not only will this help you pace yourself, but also let you work harder on things that are important to you since it will result in extra care.

Stay in touch

Technology has made it incredibly easy to stay in touch with loved ones, so use it to your advantage. Talk to them, call them, even schedule dinner or a walk around the neighborhood if you can. The socializing will work wonders for your mental well-being.

Mental health and COVID-19 Health experts said it is important to keep a positive mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it supports the immune system. Pixabay

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