How to cope up with stress during pandemic COVID-19

stress management during pandemic COVID - 19

WHO declared the Pandemic COVID-19 as Public Health Emergency of International Concern. COVID-19 primarily spreads through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. The only way to stop spread of Corona Virus is social distancing and self isolation. But it is going to be really very stressful and most of people are not prepared for this. Here are few interesting tips to cope with stress during pandemic COVID-19.

Tips to cope with stress during pandemic COVID-19:

  1. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, scared or angry during the crisis. talking to people you trust can help, so share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member.
  2. Take care of your body: Eat well balanced meal for a proper diet, Regular exercises indoors, get enough sleep.
  3. Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions. As per WHO and CDC, if you feel overwhelmed and your daily activities are impacted by distress, talk to a health worker or counsellor.
  4. Get the facts: From a credible source gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that u can take reasonable precautions. Always check your sources of information and be aware that there may be rumours during a crisis, especially on social media.
  5. Take Breaks: Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time spent watching and listening to media coverage that you find upsetting. Try to do enjoyable activities from the safety of home, returning to normal life as much as possible.
  6. Learn from your experiences: Draw on skills that helped you deal with life’s adversities in the past and use them to help you manage your emotions during challenging time of this outbreak.

We’re in a fight against this corona virus and we don’t know for how long it last. Therefore, it is very important to lower your stress level in such situations. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Stay at home. Stay safe.