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Mental health tips for covid-19 - Tips to Improve your Mental Health

For the past 2 years, one thing that has scared people all around the globe is Covid-19. Here we will discuss some mental health tips for covid-19 to make you safe.

Dr. Neha Mehta General 23 Jan 2022
Mental health tips for covid-19
10 Months Ago 563 Reads 11 min read

Who doesn't know about Covid? For the past 2 years, one thing that has scared people all around the globe is Covid-19. With the emergence of covid, everyone has locked themselves at their home. Lockdown, social distancing, and limited encounters with people have drastically changed the scenario of today's era. People can no longer visit each other, celebrate functions together, move out openly and all this has adversely affected mental health. Isolation, negativity during Corona, death, separation, and emotional distress all together have contributed to affect the mental health badly and almost every one suffered from it. Being mentally fit is equally important as being physically fit is, there are major effects of the pandemic on mental health. Deterioration of mental health can lead to severe issues and even become the reason people commit suicide because they are not at mental peace. There are many ways with the help of which you can easily take care of your mental health but before that let's know about how covid has deteriorated mental health.

Deteriorating Mental Health During Covid-19

Covid has adversely affected the mental health of people all over the globe. A lot of people have faced the major effects of the pandemic on mental health. It won't be called bragging if we say that covid has been one of the toughest times people have encountered and it still haunts everyone. Here are some of the things that have deteriorated mental health during covid.

1. Feeling Lonely

Being lonely will not only affect your life but also your mind. No one can stay alone. Everyone needs a company to share their emotions and suffering. Having no one affects mental health a lot. Feeling lonely is one of the symptoms of deteriorated mental health during pandemic.

2. Seeing Deaths And Suffering

There have been a lot of deaths during covid. Many people have lost their loved ones. Death is not easy to tackle and with covid many losses also come. This is harsh on the mind and affects mental peace to a greater extent.

3. Extreme Stress And Anxiety

Anxiety and stress both go hand in hand. During covid, many factors have combined and taken the shape of stress and anxiety. It adversely affects mental health and can even lead to depression. The best thing to do at that moment goes for depression counseling and discuss your concerns with a counselor who can address your issues and provide solutions related to them.

Extreme Stress And Anxiety

4. Emotional Disturbance

Stressed with your mental health during a pandemic? Emotional disturbance has become common amidst this virus. Feeling sad, emotional, confused all harm mental health and even make you feel worthless. Losing hope is very common and during this time it is difficult to hold hope again after it is broken.

5. Having Suicidal Thoughts

Having suicidal thoughts is not difficult to imagine when you are mentally disturbed. Disturbed mental health can cause people to have harmful thoughts and overthink. Moreover, it also becomes very serious. It can also lead to different illnesses and other issues.

6. Fear of Losing Loved Ones

Do you feel anxious? Do you face the fear of losing your loved ones? Fear is one of the major factors that affect the mental health of any person. Fear of getting separated, losing loved ones can make anyone's night sleepless and lead them to overthink and develop stress and anxiety. Therefore, maintaining mental health is important.

Mental Health Tips During Covid-19

Now we will be talking about how you can maintain good mental health during Covid-19. Here are some mental health tips during Covid-19 that will tell you how you can help yourself as well as a covid patient to have a healthy mind and achieve mental peace. Let's look at some ways to cope with mental health.

1. Never Give Any Negative Information to Any Covid Patient

One of the most important things that you should keep in mind while talking to any covid patient is that you should never pass any negative information to them. This will only add up to the stress and will harm them and it becomes one of the major causes of stress. Don't give the news about any covid patient who has died or someone who is not doing well or how many covid patients had already been admitted to the hospital.

Negative Information to Any Covid Patient

2. Interact With The Covid Patient And Give Useful And Positive Information

Loneliness only adds up to ham mental peace. Since covid patients are quarantined they spend most of the time alone. If you want to help in copd patients then train to track them by a video call and pass on positive information like how many patients have recovered and about the vaccine. Try to always be in contact with them and make them smile.

3. Always be Hopeful And Positive

Hope and positivity both contribute to maintaining good mental health. Be it someone suffering from covid or any other human being, all should be hopeful and positive. Being hopeless will only bring despair and negative vibes. Always being hopeful is important and another thing you should make sure of is to never give up. Keep fighting and overcome all negative aura around you.

4. Keep Smiling And Laughing

Not only for having good mental health but also in the usual lifestyle smiling and laughing is very necessary to keep the body and mind fit. Spread smile and laughter as much as you can as it will not only please you but also if someone is in distress it will help them to be happy again. It is one of the effective mental health tips during covid-19

Keep Smiling

5. Do Exercises, Yoga, and Meditation

As always said exercise, yoga, and meditation are all very beneficial for having a fit body and mind. Doing exercises and meditation will not only keep the body fit but also will relax your mind and help you have good mental health. Doing deep breathing exercises will keep your mind calm and help you be in peace.

6. Manage Stress And Know The Triggers and Red Flags

One of the most important steps in having good mental health is managing stress and knowing all the red flags that damage mental health. Avoid seeing anyone who makes them unhappy or give stress. Try to keep yourself calm and keep stress at bay. Moreover, avoid anything that will trick your stress and anxiety.

7. Maintain a Routine And Follow it

Following a routine is the best way to align our lives with our surroundings and ongoing activities and is one of the well-known ways to cope with mental health. Being scrupulous is not something to boast about, it is a necessity. When the human body is routinely exposed to the same set of conditions and environment, the body develops a combat mechanism on itself as the metabolism gets regular and chances of catching similar infections are reduced. Adaptation to a new environment is also easy.

Maintain a Routine

8. Have Proper Sleep

Maintaining a proper sleep cycle can regulate our body functions, improve immunity and endurance. Sleep is important because it is scientifically proven that the body starts repairing itself while we are in deep sleep. Good and sound sleep is important for a healthy mind and body alike. Our cells keep functioning 24/7 but the regenerative cells are the ones that are needed for proper growth and repair and their maintenance is done while the body is in a resting state.

9. Eat a Healthy And Nutritious Diet

A healthy diet can help prevent any disease, leave corona alone. Why is it that many people make resolutions to eat healthily but when it comes to real health takes a backseat? Eating healthy doesn’t mean eating food rich in oils and butter, though a little amount of lipids is necessary for the human body. For covid patients, extensive research is going on as to what diet will suit them the most. The conclusion is that a bland diet with the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and proteins is good enough.

10. Use Limited-time On Mobile And Other Devices

Mobile phones and laptops are being extensively used nowadays. They are really a sort of addiction. Aren’t they? For normal people free from any ailment, screen time of 4-5 hours is allowed. But with patients suffering from covid, even one hour of usage is harmful. The body is vulnerable and try to protect it from harmful blue rays emitted from your screens. Don’t get lured by watching unnecessary videos. The organs need rest to repair themselves. So don’t drain your energy over social media.

11. Keep Yourself Busy And Avoid Overthinking

Overthinking is a disease, but many people won’t agree with this. The reason is they think overthinking is an easy way to escape from reality. Being busy is important but wasting the brain cells over any one particular event is hazardous. This is valid for healthy people and people suffering from covid alike. Covid patients should not fall into the trap of despair. Most deaths are caused because people get hyper about the situation rather than solving it, rather than informing relatives and seeking help, they indulge in self-denial and start a blame game. Keep yourself busy with productive things, for example planting pots, singing songs, or listening to music.

Avoid Overthinking

12. Stay Away From Negative News And Rumours

Rumors are spread by sadistic people who do this for no reason at all. Maybe, it gives them some infantile leisure. Who knows! People mostly indulge themselves in thinking in a negative direction only whenever any tragedy happens. Be it covid only. Covid has changed our lives, there is no debate over there. But, with false accusations and statements being passed on covid disease and corona patients, people are suffering a lot. Simple news such as shortage of oxygen cylinders took the life of many people

13. Consult a Counsellor

A counselor can be anyone, your doctor, teacher, relative, the landlord. When you contract the disease do call them over google meet or hangout or even via normal call. They will give you the strength to cope with the situation. Don’t sit in despair in loneliness. Believe in people. You need them the most in such crucial situations. Later you can repay them.

Consult a Counsellor

14. Do Deep Breathing to Relax

Relaxation via deep breathing is a popular method to keep the mind calm. But, this procedure is not for severe corona patients as their lungs and alveoli are weak at that time, rather than deep breathing or exercises, they can sit ideally and meditate. If you try this tip then this will definitely help you to feel better and also it is one of a useful mental health tips during covid-19

15. Never Suggest Any Covid Patient Skip Medicines or to Avoid Doctors

Covid is a deadly disease and requires supervision from allopathic doctors. Here, Ayurveda can only be used for prevention but not for treatment. Never try to give wrong advice to covid patients as it can put their lives in danger. There are hell lots of medicines to be consumed during the covid period, never try to cut them short, or you will have to pay for it.

Conclusion

Having good mental health is very necessary to lead a peaceful life. Covid has adversely affected the mental health as well as the physical health of people all around. Be it a person who tested negative or be it the person who tested positive for covid both require good mental health. Further, it is important that the person who is suffering from covid is always hopeful and has positive thinking. In this article, we discussed mental health tips during covid-19 and how to deal with mental trauma. Along with this, they should have good mental health so that they can recover fast from covid and get back to their normal life setting. All should come together to make sure that nobody suffers alone and everyone shares smile with each other.

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