The whole world right now are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, anxiety, depression and stress because of COVID-19 outbreaks. However, people are remained to keep their mental wellness in good conditions. People also known remained to make physical distancing as well as overcome those emotions with these strategies.
1. Keep Yourself Active
Most people find struggling to face the fact that they cannot leave home until further notice during COVID-19 outbreaks. Stay at home surely makes them bored and uncomfortable, mainly those who spend their time at work. To overcome this issue, keep yourself active, doing a lot of positive things to keep your mind and body focused, exercises, reading books, listening your favourite music or podcasts, watching movies, cooking with family, gardening, cleaning your wardrobe and so forth.
2. Keep Yourself Updated with Positive News
In order to keep yourself updated with COVID-19 cases, you can watch news as much as you need. But, ensure you choose reputable news channels to get genuine good news. Also, you need to set time, do not let yourself watch those news too long because it can makes you even more worried.
If at this time you are remained to do social distancing by your own self without any family member, you can still text, call, or video call them to give updated conditions one each other. To make you feel comfort and not alone, you can start with light conversations where you tell about funny moments, happy experiences, and meaningful ones that you surely laughed at.
According to Patricia Thornton, a psychologist, pleasant and meaningful memories (experiences) help reducing stress hormone (cortisol) while increasing serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin which known for happy hormone.
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