Lets face it! Life can be very challenging during these unprecedented times. We don’t know what the future holds a few months from now and some people are out of a job. In Australia the unemployment rate is set to peak at about 10000 jobs lost.
Psychology Central has listed 10 ways to deal with the stress and we list them here.
Stick to Routines and Rituals
It’s important to know where you stand. Even though the virus might bring some uncertainty into people’s lives. It’s important to have some sort of structure in your day to day life.
Keep a journal full of thoughts
Its important to write about how you feel each day. You can do this online or in an actual book.
Try something different
For example, you could try making jam or bread. Or you could try a new craft such as sewing. Or you could do what some people do and that’s to renovate their house DIY style.
Talk to people online
Let people know how you’re feeling whether good or bad. You can schedule a video call and usually Facebook and Instagram chats are free as well as What’s App chats.
Play word games and think of ways that the word means something positive to you
What I love to do is play word games with my WW cards and I will let you know of the results soon.
Don’t forget that we are all in this together
Soon we will get out of this and emerge on the other side
Set aside 10-15 mins each day just for meditation to help you relax and clear your mind. There are lots of Youtube videos if you are new to meditation. A lot of your favourite yoga and meditation centres are hosting their own classes online and if you sign up to their email you’ll know.
Set some boundaries for yourself. You can’t control what others do, but you can set some for yourself in how you will deal with this pandemic.
Be creative with your thoughts
Focus on other things other than the coronavirus and the negative things. Watch some good news or a movie.
Hope these tips help. And remember that if you need some mental health support don’t be afraid to reach out to various mental health support services online.