Staying at home can be quite nice for some but can also be boring and restricting for some others.

Hence it is very important to be aware of how to take care of yourself and others as a good mental status in these difficult times will help you win this battle more easily.

Here are some ways to remain positive and cheerful.

  1. Handling Social Isolation

  • Be Busy. 

  • Have A Regular Schedule. 

  • Help In Doing Some Of The Work At Home.

  • Distract Yourself From Negative Emotions By Listening To Music, Reading, Watching An Entertaining Programme On Television. 

  • If You Had Old Hobbies Like Painting, Gardening, Or Stitching, Go Back To Them. 

  • Rediscover Your Hobbies.

  • Eat Well And Drink Plenty Of Fluids.

  • Be Physically Active. 

  • Do Simple Indoor Exercises That Will Keep You Fit And Feeling Fit.

  1. Sharing Is Caring. 

  • Understand if someone around you needs advice, food, or other essentials. 

  • Be willing to share.

  • Elderly people may feel confused, lost, and need help. 

  • Offer them help by getting them what they need, their medicines, daily needs etc.

  • If you have children at home, keep them busy by allowing them to help in the household chores

  • Make them feel responsible and acquire new skills.

  1. Focus On Facts, Reject Rumours And Theories

  • Knowledge is power; the more you know about a certain issue, the less fearful you may feel. 

  • Make sure to access and believe only the most reliable sources of information for self-protection.

  • Do not follow sensational news or social media posts which may impact your mental state. 

  • Do not spread or share any unverified news or information further.

  • Do not keep discussing all the time about who got sick and how. 

  • Instead learn about who got well and recovered. 

  • Stick to the known advice- hand hygiene and keeping a physical distance from others. 

     4. Emotional Issues After Recovery

  • While it is wonderful to recover from Covid infection, you may face stress even after you have recovered and wish to get back into the community, you may be afraid about your loved ones falling ill.

  • People who do not understand the illness well may keep you at a distance, which is also very stressful and isolating. Share your positive story with them to show that it is possible to recover from COVID infection. 


     5. Recognise Mental Health Problems in your Near and Dear Ones 

  • Just like you can recognise your own mental health problems, you should be sensitive to such problems in your near and dear ones as well. Look out for these signs of anxiety and stress.

  • Changes In Sleep Patterns

  • Difficulty In Sleeping And Concentrating

  • Worsening Of Health Problems

  • Increased Use Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Or Drugs