The COVID-19 pandemic has caught everyone by surprise and the second wave of the coronavirus. But, unfortunately, both medical and community-based infrastructure hasn’t been able to cope with the pressures of the current times.
This pressure is not limited just to the system. They have well-encroached on all our lives in the form of stress, anxiety, and a general worry regarding the uncertainty of the situation.
Here are five essential tips that can help you remain sane amid the COVID-19 chaos without pressing the panic button now and then.
Strengthen your body
Your body and immunity, in general, have a significant role to play in how you’re going to fare in current times and how you are going to feel about it in turn. Unhealthy habits and behavior in isolation only tend to add to it.
Instead of fretting much about what you would do if you were to catch the coronavirus, focus on preparing your body to be in the best and healthy shape even if you were too. This includes healthy nutrition and a daily dose of exercise, plenty of water, and a regular vitamin C intake.
Stay connected with family and friends
Another primary concern of worry often stems from not knowing how your old parents or children are doing if they are staying away. The only end to the speculation can be if you stay connected with your family and friends at all times.
Help them set up a healthy eating routine and a workout routine suitable for them, so you can rest assured that you’re doing the best you can in preparing them to be beneficial in this pandemic.
Take care of things you can control
While there is so much in this lockdown period beyond your control, there is still a lot within your control and can improve the home situation directly.
Keep your pantry well-stocked and ensure everyone is feeling optimistic about getting through this. Celebrate festivals, birthdays, and other achievements at home to keep morale high. Do what is in control, and the rest will unravel with time.
Keep yourself occupied
This is an important one! One of the main reasons for too much worry and unnecessary pondering about COVID all day is having nothing else to do. While some of us are still working from home, most of us still have a lot more time on our hands than we did before the lockdowns began.
Pick up that old hobby that you left out, or find a new one. Do something, and do something you like to keep yourself inspired at home. Sitting idle can very quickly put you in a morbid hole with the terrible news surrounding us this year. Balance things out by spending time constructively.
Lastly, it is no surprise that our sleep routines have gone for a complete toss for over a year now. Some of us are sleeping through the day, while others are not getting any sleep at all.
If there’s one thing you can fix this pandemic, make it your sleep schedule. Sleep well, but not overly, so that you can feel rested yet fresh during the rest of the day. While sleep plays a vital role in boosting your immunity, it also does well to keep your COVID-19 anxiety under wraps.