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THE TIMES OF INDIA

How to Protect your Mental Health during Corona Quarantine?

Apart from protecting your physical health by staying at home during the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic and enjoying your Quarantine period, our mental health is important too.

Staying at one place for a long period of time can sometimes prove as a ‘much-needed break from our hectic lives’ and other times it can cause unnecessary ‘anxiety, overthinking and other mental health problems’ because we are not used to sitting at one place and just stay there for an entire day or as the current condition is going, for many weeks!!

So, your mental health might suffer a bit if not taken care of. Don’t worry I’ll give you some tips for that as well!!

3 Tips to Protect your Mental Health during Quarantine

Tips for Quarantine

Acknowledge your Emotions

If you are an overthinker like me and your mind begins to think random things as soon as you put your body to rest, then the first thing that you should do is acknowledge what you are feeling and why you are suddenly feeling it?

Mental Health tips for Quarantine

After that, either pen down your thoughts, distract yourself or talk to someone about it or any other random topic (for distraction).

Acknowledging what we are feeling is a mature way to deal with our problems.

Give Yourself a Reality Check

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If whatever you are feeling is an actual thing then your feelings and emotions are valid. But if whatever you are feeling is because of something that your mind ‘made-up’ for you then you have to give yourself a reality check that its all in your head and whatever that you are thinking is not real.

Distract Yourself

After you have come to the conclusion that your mind is going way too fast and creating unnecessary problems for you, now is the time to create positive distractions for yourself.

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1. Binge watch your fav TV show.

2. Eat something that instantly brightens up your mood.

3. Listen to your favorite song.

4. Organize your almirah/ book-shelf (as it’ll give you a feeling of productivity and accomplishment after you’ll clean up your mess)

5. Talk (Video call) to someone about any random topic

6. Go out in your balcony/ terrace and play some soothing songs while you look at the nature around you

7. Follow your hobby

I hope these tips will help you to protect your physical, emotional and mental health during your Quarantine period.

If you want to read about some more tips then you can read this blog that I wrote for The Times of India Newspaper’s website.

TOI BLOG- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/gratisoul/how-to-avoid-unnecessary-problems-during-quarantine/

Also, if you are facing a work-life crisis not only because of the Corona Virus Pandemic but in general, then watch this video and make sure to subscribe to GRATISOUL for FREE POSITIVE VIBES!!

And, if you want to ask some life-related questions, then you can chat with me by clicking on that side chat box and let’s bond over some positive vibes!!

Until then, live positively and happily!!

XOXO

Author

info@gratisoul.com
Hey people! I am Karishma Verma but most people just call me Kaddie. I graduated in mid 2018. I am an engineer by profession and an upbeat human, who likes to motivate and spread positive vibes around myself amongst my people! I am a Gratisoul and would love to proliferate these upbeat vibes to folks across every possible age bracket. So, let’s begin this journey of becoming ‘Gratisoul’ together!!

Comments

March 25, 2020 at 7:56 PM

I am being treated for depression and anxiety at the moment, and have been in a lock down for 2 weeks, in uk due to medical conditions, the lock down does not bother me, but the getting back to normal when it is all over.



    March 25, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Hey!
    Don’t be afraid of how you’ll get back again to your normal state after this lockdown. Just focus on staying at peace and living in the moment. Stay grounded and give yourself a reality check that your present condition is not your final destination.

    It’ll all be fine soon! Until then just hold onto the hope!

    We all are in this together! ❤
    Love,
    Gratisoul



March 25, 2020 at 9:45 PM

I’m definitely an overthinker. I have been trying to keep that in check. Thanks for the suggestions.



April 1, 2020 at 5:02 AM

This has definitely been a tough time for everyone! These are great suggestions. I’ve really been enjoying spending time with my plants on my balcony and have been brushing up on French to keep my mind busy.



    April 2, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    It sure is a difficult time but we all are in this together!! Yes, spending time in nature really helps calm your soul!
    Also, thank you for your appreciation!
    Love,
    Gratisoul



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