A healthy mind can get you through several difficult situations in your life including this lockdown. Keeping mental health in mind, here’s how to help with anxiety and depression during quarantine.
I’ve always kept my mental health a priority and I hope you also do so. It would be amazing if these steps help you even in a slightest way.
Do consult a professional or a helpline in serious cases.
Here are 10 easy steps to cope with anxiety and depression during quarantine:
1. A POSITIVE ATTITUDE:
Take deep breaths and relax. There’s a lot going around us and in our minds. But don’t forget that we are separated yet together in this fight. You’re not alone!
You’re not alone!
Things don’t affect us unless we let them. So it is essential to keep a positive Attitude. Highlight the positive aspects of the situation like :
- The earth is healing itself.
- We have time to relax from the daily grind.
- We’ve got time to spend with our families.
2. READ ONLY FILTERED ACCURATE INFORMATION:
Passed on information through social media and other sources isn’t accurate every single time. Do your research before believing on a piece of information and sharing it with others.
Misleading information can cause unnecessary panic among the public and higher levels of stress in the society.
3. DECREASE WORKLOAD:
These are indeed golden days for working on things, for which you didn’t get enough time earlier. But MAKE RULES!
With that being said, take this as a soothing break. You don’t have to fix big goals and exhaust yourself mentally. If being a little productive makes you feel good about yourself or that your day doesn’t feel like it got wasted, then make short term goals.
Make a list of little things you wish to do each day, and check them off. It will make you feel accomplished.
4. TREAT YOURSELF
At the end of the day, it’s only you who can make yourself happy. So, treat yourself!
Social media portrays a quite happy quarantine with all those enjoying lockdown with their friends, playing and dancing around. Rather than feeling upset or lonely, shower yourself some love.
Have a spa night! Eat those cupcakes! Build a fort! Cook for yourself! Be happy!
Anxiety and depression can get elevated in isolation and thus it’s very important to communicate. Reach out to your friends and family by phone calls, texts or video calls.
And even if you don’t have any mental health issues, do communicate with your loved ones to check on their health.
It’s very important to calm yourself down. When you meditate, your mind gets more clear and helps you eliminate what bothers you.
You being stressed can be triggering for your family or friends too and cause everyone anxiety. So you need to keep your nerves in check.
Put on some nature sounds and connect with your soul.
7. SPEND TIME OUTSIDE YOUR ROOM:
Staying in a single room further increases the boredom and the trauma of not being able to go out.
Set up a nook in your balcony or, how about watching the stars, laying on your roof.
While we are at home and the earth heals itself, why not adore the renewing crystal clear surroundings.
8. LAY ON THE FLOOR!
This might, well it must be sounding weird to you but it’s a real stress-relieving therapy. Laying on the floor somehow calms your nerves and opens up a new perspective.
Even just sitting down on the floor feels so good. Well, try it for yourself.
9. MAKE A SCHEDULE:
Everthing is good to a certain limit so, do things in moderation. Fix particular time for everything and avoid multitasking.
Find a replacement to your ways of spending time on the things that tire you. For example, listen to podcasts and audio books rather than tiring your eyes with binge watching Netflix or scrolling miles through your whole day.
10. DISTRACT YOURSELF:
If you’re stuck with boredom and that is the cause of your anxiety or depression, then keep yourself a bit busy. Click Here for some ways in which you can spend your quarantine days!
Remember, sometimes just relaxing and going about the day with a sunday routine is also okay.