“ They say battles are usually won when there is a presence of harmony and humanity, let’s win this battle without any casualty.”
When we think of the mess, the more it multiplies. On the contrary, if we look over the remedies, positivities or tenderness that leads to the cure of the void the problem has caused, the more the situation lightens. Human nature is unpredictable, the way a human thinks, reacts to situations depends on the things happening around them, complexities would arise. Some cope with it smoothly, some cannot. We are here to help you come out of what’s happening around us right now with a healthy mindset.
Anxiety, stress, depression, and the feeling of restlessness are considered to be normal in the prevailing scenario of Covid-19. The problem becomes a hurdle when the new changes of work from home, homeschooling of children, lack of interaction among friends, family members, temporary unemployment turns out into toxic mental health and sometimes even worse. An excellent outrageous example that turned a human’s mind into rageous activities is blaming and harassing frontline workers.
Here are some of the useful tips to combat the anxiety, depression, insomnia, or what not in an effective way-
Meditation/ Focus on breathing- Breathing in and out in stressful situations gives signals to the brain to calm your body. Meditation on the other hand gives a fresh perspective to overview a situation in a different way.
Noticing how you feel and accepting your behavior is the key. Letting go of unnecessary acts a major relief.
Communicating with your closed ones- Connecting with the people you trust can help to release stress and acts as a remedy to mental health issues.
In these unprecedented times, a person feels stuck listening to all the news and mishappening around them. Communicating and sharing what’s going on in mind by sharing your concerns leads to improved mental health.
Following a healthy daily routine- A pattern has a lot to do in helping a mind to stay stable and healthy. The activities you perform in a day acts an ingredient to a healthy dish, meaning initiating activities that make you happy and relieved must be added to to-do lists-
- Make a proper sleeping schedule by ensuring at least 8 hours of sleep each day to keep a fresh mindset.
- Maintain personal hygiene.
- Taking up healthy meals on time.
- Sweating out by exercising or yoga. It lightens and loosens your body and mind.
- Make a suitable schedule for work.
- Take tiny breaks from the screen and work.
If you see a chance to be kind today, take it, being harsh on yourself and on others can have a devastating impact on your mental health. It would always be a nice gesture of understanding others’ mindsets with a kind heart.
Expecting much more from yourself during difficult times would worsen your mental mindset. Accept that some days would be productive and some won’t.
Being proud of where you are now is the kindest gesture you do for yourself. Helping people with dealing with their problems is the most you can do as of now.
Reach out for professional help- In severe conditions of mental health, professional help from health workers, help-lines is a good start towards the stabilization of mental illness.
A hesitation in such circumstances can lead to a problematic situation in the future. Emotional transference of thoughts is something that requires a lot of strength to say. But once you come out of it smoothly, your mental state tends to improve.
Some of the credible websites where you can reach out for professional health are as follows-
Humans, especially adults have a tendency to not expressing themselves in front of others effortlessly. It’s the people around them that are quite aware of the mild variations in their behavior. Now, the changing behavior has a lot to do with how people react around the so-called “deranged.”
There is a tiny thin line between the person who is mentally healthy and the person who pretends to be fine. Most people fail to identify the pain and grief a person goes through mentally and that may lead to serious mental health issues lately.
Now the question arises how to make a person comfortable who is dealing with an unhealthy state of mind? There are few tips that would somehow help you in dealing with your loved ones who are facing serious mental issues-
- Don’t ask about the issues, problems repeatedly. Let the person feel comfortable in his/her own skin and let them approach you.
- Making them feel loved and special through gestures that make them happy in some way.
- Not treating them like a deranged, mentally sick person. Normalize the environment around them.
- Approach professional help in case the situation worsens. Make them feel comfortable so that they would not hesitate in seeking professional help.
Issues related to mental health are so fragile that one tiny little step against it would cost much more. Normalizing that many people face mental health issues is in itself a cure someway.