Many of us are already suffering from pandemic fatigue, and we are feeling unprepared for another lockdown. We have no choice but to carry out this mission, and it may not be the last time. What’s more, the widespread impacts of the epidemic, as well as the limitations imposed in an attempt to control it, seem to be intended to damage our mental health by cutting us off from the things that give our life purpose and joy. Even though there is no obvious solution in sight, the coronavirus has a major detrimental impact on mental health, with many of us feeling worried, anxious, and sleepless, what can we do if we find ourselves during another lockdown? We must take aggressive measures top.
Keep the News to a Minimum
The constant barrage of news on television and social media is the most anxiety-inducing aspect of this lockdown, according to the participants. If you find yourself hooked to the television all of the time, searching for the newest news and information every minute, it’s time to take a vacation. Coronavirus should not be discussed in the media in excessive amounts. Make a conscious effort to limit the amount of time you spend reading and viewing every article and news segment on COVID-19 since absorbing every piece of information will not benefit you in any way.
Make a schedule for your days.
The disruption of daily routines is one of the most significant factors contributing to the disarray in the majority of households. For the majority of us, working and free time are now very different experiences. As a result, it is beneficial to maintain some new or existing habits. For example, our brain makes connections, so if we live permanently in our bedrooms, the bedroom will become associated with work. If you are able, assist the young person with whom you live in marking the transition from study to leisure time. This can be accomplished simply by ensuring that all study materials are removed from the cooking table at the end of the day, or it can be accomplished more strictly by creating work procedures in your home that are different from living and falling asleep spaces.
Continue to Communicate
Individuals are feeling a deeper sense of isolation as the lockdown continues to be prolonged. Loneliness, worry, and sadness are believed to be the result of this epidemic and the way it has placed our lives on wait, according to experts. Not to mention the possibility that this epidemic has exacerbated mental health problems in individuals who were already coping with them before the outbreak.
Discover how to let go of negative ideas
Encourage the young people in your care not to get entangled in negative thinking. Suggestions for doing so include having them imagine their ideas as clouds in the sky, leaves on a stream, or vehicles passing by. These concepts assist us in avoiding being “fused” with our thoughts. Encourage them to recognize their ideas before letting them go. If any negative ideas do persist, advise that they seek out a different style of thinking to counteract them. In the case of bad thinking,