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Unique Ways To Boost Your Mental Health Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is a period of uncertainties. With no vaccine and cure in sight, many are struggling to pacify their overwhelming emotions. While some can easily deal with their emotions, others develop anxiety and depression, contributing to the growing mental health crisis the country is facing.

According to the Washington Post, there is widespread psychological trauma in the U.S. as more people deal with daily doses of reported deaths and struggle with multiple emotional issues while in quarantine. And the situation could get worse from here because the country is not prepared to handle the coming surge of mental health problems.

If you are someone who is currently struggling with anxiety and other mental health problems amid the pandemic, you need to know that you are not alone. The coronavirus outbreak has affected many people’s state of mind not only in the country but all over the world.

Dealing with anxiety and depression is very difficult, especially when most of us are unable to go outside, talk to professionals or just mingle with our friends due to social distancing guidelines. Fortunately, In The Know has shared some unique ways on how to boost our mental health in the middle of these stressful times.

First is to play with slime. This might sound childish but slime can actually be a great stress reliever. There are slimes out there that have essential oils and scents and these can help produce a calming or soothing effect to your senses.

Journaling is also a unique way to enhance your mental health while in quarantine. It helps you keep track of your tasks and goals. It can also be a good way to monitor your sleeping patterns, lifestyle and other daily behaviors.

Reading books about mental health will also suffice. If you tend to be easily overcome by negative thoughts, you might want to consider books like Thibaut Meurisse’s “Master Your Emotions,” a guide on how to process your thoughts and emotions. It comes with different strategies and hacks on how to make your emotions work for you.

Finally, you might also want to consider healing crystals. These precious stones can help relieve stress and anxiety by drawing out negative energies and promoting a peaceful environment inside your home.

Mental health The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in every four people in the world is at risk of developing mental disorders. The risks have increased during the pandemic, where people are isolated and social distancing. Pixabay

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