The outbreak of this deadly virus is one thing, but the panic and hysteria it has created is another. Well, the fact that we all are going through a lot of mental stress during this time is not something which is hidden. Over thinking leading to binge-eating, stress about everything and panicking at all times has become a part of our regular life. You probably switch on the TV to know the current situation but end up turning it off because you get all terrorized. As a matter of fact, freaking out in such situations never helps, on the contrary, it ends up making it worse. And that’s the last thing we want right now. So, here’s something that might help you keep your calm and a check on stress.
Knowledge is power, but…
…the other side to it is misinformation or rumours making a situation precarious. This is the time to act responsibly and believe only the reliable sources and facts. We all are vulnerable to getting tricked into believing something which is not true. So, always get your information from the correct, trusted and official sources. And when you’re sure that the info you read or heard is true, then only pass it on to your friends and family.
Doori hai zaroori, but…
Social distancing is the mantra you’ve to chant, teach and follow. But that doesn’t stop you from showing love to your dear ones. How? Technology has got us so many ways: phone calls, video calls, group chats and so much more. Take some time out and talk to your friends, it will not only make you feel better but also divert your mind from all the negativity. And well, laugh along with your friends and family, as they say ‘laughter is the best medicine!’
Look at the brighter side!
Try to be an optimist. Think about how long it has been since you spent so much family time together? Playing games, fighting with your siblings, chatting with your parents and so much more. It’s nearly like living your dream! Use this time to do everything you’ve wanted to do for quite a while. Read a book, cook a meal from scratch, grow some plants, relive memories and your childhood through old photo albums, etc. If you look it from a positive way, it’s always better. J
Sleep and rest, work best!
You already know that if you sleep well, half of your stress and problems are already away. This lockdown has led us to late night binge-watching, our sleep schedules have really gone haywire. But, getting a proper sleep is a must. Sleep for at least 6-7 hours. Make sure to follow a sleep schedule from today and wake up the next day, relaxed and relieved.
Since there’s no bahar ka khana…
It is a stated fact that when you eat good, you automatically feel good. Since, we are all avoiding outside food which is highly processed and packaged and eating just the good-ol’ ghar ka khana, there’s much more chances of keeping stress and anxiety at bay. Plus, half your money is spent on ordering food. So, apparently your bank balance is keeping consistent and you’re saving a lot too, which is also kind of a relief.
And because we mentioned about food, here are some stress-busters which might help you.
We’re sure you’re consuming the right food to boost your immunity too. If you need some help there too, here are some suggested immune-boosters for you:
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