Dreamers Achieve Success: 15 Ways to Protect Your Psychological Well Being

15 Ways to Protect Your Psychological Well Being

15 Ways to Protect Your Psychological Well Being

Ways to Protect your Mental Health

The Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on the lives and the mental health of the people.

Even though the people know that Lock down is the only solution to control and kill this virus but still they are getting restless and depressed as it has vastly affects their minds.

This uncertain time may make you feel low, sad, anxious, bored due to loneliness, worried about your health or that of those close to you.

As every one of us must stay home to stop the spread this virus, we have come up with this guide to provide advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing of your loved ones.

The DO'S

Limit the News Intake

Over intake and consumption of news might be overwhelming during this situation, so restrict yourself to a specific time in a day to watch news only from an authentic source. Follow @COVIDNewsbyMIB for authentic information and all updates on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Work from Home Guidelines

As work from home is new to many of the people out there, staying focused and motivated throughout the day and maintaining a work-life balance might be a big challenge. So to work well start your day with a minimum of 10 minutes work out, set up a comfortable workspace with proper lighting and room temperature, plan your meetings well in advance, take regular breaks to relax your mind.

Work from Home

Talk with Your Loved Ones

If you feel stressed talk about your feelings to a friend, family member or health professional. You can contact the Ministry of Health’s behavioral health toll free helpline 08046110007 or AASRA, if you need someone to talk to. Aasra is a crisis intervention centre for the lonely and distressed.

Talk with Your Loved Ones

Take Control

Instead of being passive, take control of the situation which will empower and help you in finding a solution.

Stay Positive and Be Grateful

Look for the positives in life and things for which you are grateful. Gratitude is healthiest of all human emotions.

Listen to Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations will help to free you from stress, anxiety, negativity, guilt, fear, suffering, and pain. 

Listen To Positive Affirmations

Check these empowering Positive Affirmations

Don’t Put your Head in the Sand

Avoid unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking alcohol or watching porn to kill time. Professor Sir Cary Cooper, an occupational health expert says, "It's like putting your head in the sand"

Listen to Wellness Podcasts

You can listen to free mental wellness audio podcasts and videos from the Mental Health Foundation.

Listen To Podcast

Get Curiously Creative

Try drawing, painting, paper quilling, sewing or knitting, make crafts, play musical instruments, bake cakes, dance to your favorite tunes to de-stress.

Be Creative

Games and Puzzles

Playing games and puzzles will help you to distract from the current crisis by keeping your mind engaged.

Play Brain Games

Regular Sleep Hours

Create a restful sleep environment, cut down on caffeine and alcohol 2 to 3 hours before bedtime and have a regular sleep time of 8 hours a day to maintain a good immunity level.

Meditation and Yoga

Guided meditation and yoga helps in relaxation and concentration of your troubled mind, mainly to stay focused during these stressful times.

Do Meditation

Easy Breathing Exercises

Practice easy-to-do breathing exercises to help you relax in 10 minutes or less. Controlled breathing helps in lowering blood pressure, promotes feelings of calm and relaxation and helps you to de-stress.

Eat Healthy and Balanced Nutritious Foods

Eat a diet high in anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system and in preventing colds and flu.

Eat Healthy

Fight Boredom

Make the most of catching up TV series and movies in Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, reading books and exploring projects you have been putting off to beat boredom and loneliness.

Read Books

The Government of India in a detailed post on MyGOVIndia portal has said that the,

“Government of India is taking all the necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19 the Corona Virus. With active support of the people of India, we have been able to contain the spread of the Virus in our country. “

“The most important factor in preventing the spread of the Virus locally is to empower the citizens with the right information and taking precautions as per the advisories being issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.”

Also read this blog article to stay safe from Corona Virus , Let's be socially responsible

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