Your mental health may be suffering due to the pandemic, or it may even be in shambles for some people. This isnít an uncommon thing, especially with these uncertain times. While rumination of the past and those times may happen, and you may feel like you have to focus on this, your mental health doesnít have to suffer either. There are plenty of ways to keep your mental health grounded during a pandemic, and weíll give you some ways to improve on this, and to keep your mental health properly in check with all thatís going on.†
Try Something New†
Trying something new may be something scary especially in these times, but doing something novel can change your life.†
Have you wanted to start a new business, or effectively run a remote business? Well now is a better time than ever to be doing that.†
If youíve considered a new hobby or business venture, then now is the time to get going with it.† It can be scary, especially if youíre unsure about things. But if youíve lost your job or are struggling to make it work, something new may help you. Itís good to figure out something new to do, since it does distract you.†
Find New Distractions
Your thoughts can be quite trying during this time, but finding new and immersive distractions is great.†
For example, you may want to start working out, or engaging in new, healthy behaviors.† These new behaviors will help keep your mind off things.†
And if you find those pesky thoughts trying to get ahold of you, stop, take a deep breath, and do something else.† Donít spend time trying to ruminate on things you canít control at the moment. Unfortunately, itís hard to control things right now, given the troublesome circumstances, but by learning to figure out new and fund distractions, it can keep your mental health in check despite all thatís going on.†
Donít Pore over social Media†
Social media is probably one of the few ways to communicate with our friends and loved ones. But it can be a struggle, especially with how it is easy to consume it. There are always negative events happening on social media, and there are always those fear mongers that are there to scare you.†
If you have people who tend to scare you with what they say and how weíre all screwed and going to die, it may be in your best interest to mute them and ignore them. And, if you continue to have this negativity there, you may want to consider deleting them.†
If you have social media profiles that are filled with news, use them as little as you can. That way, youíre not hung up on whatís going on, and instead you can focus on your own life.†
There is no shame in getting help either, especially if things are too much for you. Having a good person to talk to about your worries and fears is great, but unfortunately, not everyone has that person you can just share your problems to.†
If you’re worried about whatís going on and need someone to talk to, you can always seek out help. You can click here to help you determine what your mental health state is, and what you can do in order to help fix it.†
Your mental health matters, and it can be hard to keep it in check, but luckily there are resources, and a lot that you can do when youíre struggling to keep it all together in a COVID world.†
The pandemic seems like it will never end, but you donít have to sacrifice your mental health for it either. There are a lot of things you can do to stay grounded, happier, and better than before.†
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with Mind-Diagnostics.org. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.
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