Considerations For Mental Health During Covid-19
We live in an era where physical attributes are given utmost significance; as a result, the human race across the globe invests immense time and money to enhance physical beauty. While we all have a natural urge to improve body’s strength, immunity, and resilience, for the same we include multivitamin, fruit and juices/salad in our diet, indulge in a rigorous exercise regime which is applaudable especially in today’s times when we all strive to strengthen our physical immunity to safeguard ourselves against COVID- 19 Pandemic, Let’s introspect and ask ourselves that when was the last time we seriously thought about strengthening our mental immunity?
Scientific studies confirm that human being is a combination of mind and body. You all know that by just a glance of our favorite food our mouth starts automatically salivating, similarly a single negative thought of very short duration releases immediate strong bodily changes. So just like a strong physical immune system can help protect us from illness and encourage a swift recovery when we are unwell, similarly, a strong mental immune system can support us through life’s inevitable vicissitudes – making us both less susceptible to slumps, and more resilient when things don’t go our way. Concisely, just as cold or flu can derail the health of someone who is already ill, a small setback or troubling thought can do the same to someone who is not “mentally immune”. So keeping both MIND and BODY healthy is the need of the hour.
Woodland Overseas School, listed as the best CBSE school in Hoshiarpur, has put together some reinforcing strategies for Strengthening Mental and psychosocial well-being during this outbreak.
BREATHE FRESH AIR
We are fortunate that we reside in Hoshiarpur, which is full of greenery and fresh air. As we live in a pollution-free environment, so take out time to breathe in peace and breathe out judgment, enviousness, and guilt. Deep breathing is a simple yet effective technique to clear your mind, induce tranquility and elevate your mood instantly.
DETOXIFY NEGATIVE PEOPLE
You don’t need to be around someone who stresses you out or makes you feel bad about yourself. If you allow yourself to be pulled down, held back it’s time to set yourself FREE.
WATCH YOUR MEDIA TIME
Set a limit on the amount of time that you’re spending on social media sites or browsing the internet. Unsubscribe blogs and cancel magazine subscriptions that are not contributing to the quality of life or your well-being. Make sure that the opinions that you pay attention to come from well-regarded individuals with relevant credentials.
Gratitude calms you down and reminds you of all the blessings and fortunes. Therefore, it clears your mind by focusing on the positive things in life and inspires you to do better in life. Let’s not forget that although the current situation due to covid-19 has created havoc and panic among people due to increased death rates at the same time there are thousands of people who are recovering from the disease and leading a normal routine so we should always view brighter side of the situation while taking complete precautions and should practice GRATITUDE ALWAYS.
It may sound counter-productive but attempting homework while checking Instagram and cleaning your study table simultaneously does not work. While there’s no harm in occasional multitasking, constant juggling between tasks limits your attention span, increases stress, and creates additional clutter by making it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information. Make a list of the things you need to accomplish on a particular day. Keep the to-do list simple and realistic. Start with what’s most important and make your way down the list, completing one task at a time.
SHARE YOUR FEELINGS WITH WELLWISHERS
No matter how many times you’ve attempted to dissect your thoughts, sometimes it helps to talk to the right person who is your well-wisher.
After sharing, you’ll feel a whole lot better getting things out of your head and off your chest. A bonus is that your friend can help you find patterns, clarify your thoughts, or give you some new perspective on your current situation. Therefore, don’t bottle up resentments instead share them with people you connect well.
LEARN TO LET GO
Most people keep a large cabinet of mental drawers stored in the back of their minds. These drawers are filled with mistakes they’ve made, opportunities they’ve missed, people they’ve hurt, past grievances, and so on. Take out the time to go through those mental drawers and discard memories of the past that are not serving you well and are just cluttering up your current life.
Woodland Overseas School, CBSE School in Hoshiarpur, believes that the neural pathways of a child’s brain become stronger when they are allowed to explore, imagine and think from a completely new and different perspective.
To Conclude, Let’s utilizes this time of uncertainty productively and adopts an active lifestyle during this time of COVID-19.
Dean, Woodland Overseas School