Managing Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

11th November 2020

If there’s one thing we’ve all struggled with during the pandemic, it’s our mental health. While some of us have managed to have safe and socially distanced outings and retreats, you may wonder if there are ways to manage your mental health during this. There are, and we’ll go over how to manage this effectively, and easily.

Breathe

First and foremost, take a moment, and breathe. Take a deep breath in, then out. If you have tension in your body, relax it.

Most of us don’t even realize we’re tense and stressed about the state of the world until someone tells us to relax. Then we feel everything start to go limp, and we realize we’re holding onto that tension.
But, breathing provides necessary oxygen, and it can help our heart rates decrease, and reduce symptoms of anxiety.

Pairing this with yoga or even meditation is a great way to improve your mental health. While it doesn’t fix everything, it can aid you if you feel the tension there.

Stop Looking at Social Media

The next thing is more of a personal tactic you need to put in place.

This is something we probably don’t even realize we do until someone points it out. But social media is exhausting. It is filled with a lot of information, and a lot of people aren’t very positive there. If you spend your time doomer scrolling, it will make you feel terrible.

The solution: limit your social media time. Put a timer in place to make sure you’re not overly consuming it. Make sure that you’re looking at as much positive stuff as you can.

And if there are negative people, understand you can stop consuming what they put out. Remember, muting is self-care, so do it.

Do Self-Betterment Activities

When was the last time you took a walk? Or read a book? Or worked on a hobby you’ve wanted to get better at.

Self-betterment activities are great for your mental health. First and foremost, they distract you. You’re not focused as much on the doom and gloom, and instead on the happier things in life.

Think of the different hobbies you wanted to get better with. If 2020 has prevented you from doing just that, then it’s best you make sure you start working on these as soon as you can.

Write down Goals

Look at your goals and write them down.

Many of us feel like we’re lost in the shuffle if we continue to live our lives without goals. But, if we do take some time and look at what we want in life, and have a plan for it, it can make a difference and start working on something.

If you feel stuck and lost, take some time and assess your goals. Have you worked on them recently? If not, why not? By properly looking at what you want in life, writing down goals that you have, you’ll be happier, and you’ll also have more of a plan.

Get Help If Needed

What if it’s really bad?

For some of us, it is, and it’s important to understand that it isn’t bad to get help if you need it.
Getting help for your mental health and managing it is important. If you don’t, it could end up creating problems down the road.

So what’s the best way to get help?

Well for starters, if you have feelings you can’t totally explain, you can go to Mind Diagnostics to help you understand your mind, the feelings you possess, and everything in between. They can also set you up with someone to talk to.

Mental health, especially during these trying times, is not easy to cope with, and you should get help if you need it, since it’s beneficial to your success and wellness.

Marie Miguel
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About Marie Miguel

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 BetterHelp.com. 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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