Our brains naturally like to be active whereas when we are not keeping them busy, they wander to subjects that might be stressful, and there happen to be a lot of sources for stress in the world today. But in the pandemic situation where social distancing has become an essential lifestyle, where we have to avoid meeting in groups or standing too close to each and other activities that keep you off the table. More now than ever it is important to keep our brains busy especially with the extra downtime, it’s important for your immune system to sleep consistently and Eat enough and as healthily as you can. Schedule time that you can spend doing high engagement activities, and set up ways to work them into your daily life.
- Exercising and Meditating is one of a healthy way. You can do easy workouts at home from online tutorials. There are around thousands of free meditation apps as well as youtube videos help you relax and ease out stress. Some benefits of physical activity on happen right after a session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. It improves thinking or cognition for children 6 to 13 years of age and reduced short-term feelings of anxiety for adults. Regular physical activity can help keep you improve your thinking, learning, and judgment skills. Remember it reduces your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.
- Read a good book. Watch something new. Watch something funny. Watch your favorite film or show. Do Netflix and chill at a scheduled time.
- Stay hydrated and eat well. Because stress and eating often don’t mix well, and we find ourselves over-indulging, forgetting to eat, and avoiding food. Drink plenty of water, eat some good nutritious foods and try to learn cooking something new.
- Reach out to others, at least once in your daily schedule for thirty minutes. Using FaceTime, Skype, phone calls, texting connect with other people to seek and provide support. Don’t forget to do this for your children as well.
- Spend extra time playing with children as they rarely communicate how they are feeling, but will often make a bid for attention and communication through play. Get ready for therapeutic themes of illness, doctor visits, and isolation play through.
- Limit social media and COVID conversation for your own mental relaxation. One can find tons of information on related to pandemic to consume that changes minute to minute and the information is often sensationalized, negatively skewed, and alarmist which will give you overall negative vibes.