Overcoming COVID-19 blues
How to stay mentally fit in times of Covid 19
The world is nowadays experiencing one of the biggest challenges in the modern history of pandemics. We suffer from SARS-CoV-2 pandemics, in media, also known as COVID-19.
Diseases are named to enable discussion on disease prevention, spread, transmissibility, severity and treatment. Human disease preparedness and response is WHO’s role, so diseases are officially named by WHO in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
This situation came to us unpredictably and without warning. By challenge, I mean how people can put up with this health situation in their country. Undoubtedly people worldwide face the brand new condition with COVID-19 alarming on a daily bases. The health situation around this virus is pretty tough. Unfortunately, our new everyday reality is full of restrictions in movement, controls in a public area and regulations in a field that was before unregulated. All world is shaken and hoping for the soon recovery. How will this recovery happen? And when will it do so? That is the main question people around the world currently ask. Students, teachers, entrepreneurs, economists, nurses, and all hospital staff, doctors question it.
Last but not least, all the governments of the world try to figure it out by various mathematic statistics. It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.
With every new day to come, we are hoping for some more answers in this tremendous scene.
How can we behave properly with others and mainly behave well towards us?
In general, this COVID-19 ambiance is a sort of though on our nerves and psyché. On the one hand, some of us have the unprecedented opportunity to calm down from our work hurry and daily motion and finally get the nurturing sleep, but on the other hand for some of us bear these circumstances very hardly. While in quarantines general concern is about a fast-spreading virus — can have a heavy impact on day-to-day life, but there are certain things you can do to help reduce your anxiety and keep your daily routine chugging along.
We would like to present to you some of the options that are on point in this scenario of the wold virus pandemics to keep yourself productive and sane. Physical and psychical health is on the top these days. It is a privilege to stay healthy when all the world as we know it suddenly changes.
1. Work routine
It is a very specific topic these days. Some of us lost their jobs due to spreading coronavirus, many experience more difficulties with implementing their work (products, ideas, etc.). Professionals claim that finding your own everyday work routine with duties is important.
Work from home is not a new thing to do. Even if you’ve done work from home office before, this obvious and looking easy work duty, because of coronavirus might feel like a whole new world. It’s probably sudden and it might be for an extended period of lockdown that you are not at all sure how long it’ll last. Your whole company is involved. And you can’t necessarily socialize in person outside of work.
2. Keep moving (also with a face mask)
People who were used to go jogging, running or taking long walks in parks might feel little discomfort using a face mask, a respirator or a drape. It is always better to do this kind of outside hobby early in the morning when is a very little people in your surrounding or even better a none of them. The best plan for running right now is to go out for a solo run and enjoy the outdoors, in noncrowded areas. And, try timing your run for when you know the trails will be less crowded.
3. Exercise at home
Some of you prefer to stay at home and to work out in a safe environment of your own house. When you have done this kind of cardio or stretching workout before, it will be very easy for you then. If you were, on the other hand, used to visit crowded gyms and group workouts with other people, you will need to accept this restriction of not-socializing during your workouts. For those of us who love the gym, the coronavirus pandemic has created a bit of separation anxiety.
4. Read your long postponed books
If you still have more free time than usual before COVID-19, you can start with reading books that you postponed because of the lack of your free time in the past. Thankfully, books are easy to access without leaving home. Libraries across the map allow cardholders to borrow e-books and audiobooks without visiting a branch.
It will be a pleasant change not to watch on TV only pessimistic news and start to read, for example, any fictional story, don’t you think?
5. Stay in touch
Try to stay in frequent contact with your friends and family. We are still able to use telephones and the internet so feel free to communicate with the world.
6. In the world moving forwards find your own rhythm
Don’t forget that this condition is only temporal. Everything in the world has its rhythm, and this is nota n exception.