COVID-19 is a test of not just our immunity, but also mental health and emotional well-being. Coronavirus crisis will go down in the pages of history as one of the most serious pandemics of the modern century leading to widespread uncertainty and intense anxiety across the world.
The emotional toll of this deadly pandemic is huge, leading to difficult times for all of us as we hear about the havoc created by COVID-19 across the world. Television, the internet, social media, newspapers, family and friends and other sources are only talking about the fear and panic caused by COVID-19, with widespread lockdowns and strict social isolation measures. This challenges our emotional and mental well-being causing anxiousness, and discomfort. Experts are increasingly speaking about the importance of taking care of oneself, emotionally and mentally during these turbulent times.
How can you strengthen your mental and emotional wellbeing during the Coronavirus crisis? Here are a few tips-
- Concentrate on your Well Being
The first step is to take care of yourself for healthy mental wellbeing. Focus on the things which are in your control, keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. Constantly thinking about the events, you cannot control will not do any good during the Coronavirus pandemic, for instance, thinking about the increasing spike in the number of cases detected.
For a calm soul, explore new skills. If you have not yet tried mediation, this is an apt time to download a meditation app that helps you practice a variety of relaxation techniques like breathing techniques, meditation or yoga for a strong body and a peaceful mind.
- Arm yourself with a New Certification
Coronavirus has bought massive lifestyle changes- schools shut, offices closed, home-schooling and work from home have become the new normal. This leaves us with extra time at home which was earlier spent on commuting. In case you are wondering how to utilize this time, then we have got you covered.
Instead of getting lost in the social media posts and news we suggest turning your attention to learning a new certification. There are several free (or low-cost), easy-to-use digital opportunities available online, choose which one suits you professionally or vocationally.
- Sign up for Courses that will forward your Career
Consider the lockdown and social distancing time to bolster your résumé. Sign up for courses which make your mind occupied for good. You can learn coding, marketing, or even advanced mediation, yoga from your home. You can even do a joint course with your kids like baking or leering an altogether different cuisine. How will it help in your Resume? Dynamic business settings are constantly in the look-out for candidates who are well-rounded individuals
Instead of talking about the gloomy COVID-19, you can always share your progress with your loved ones over a video call, this will make them excited too.
Why you must learn a New Skill now
Some of us may have kids at home, or senior citizens to take care of along with handling house-hold chores and office deadlines. With the high level of stress around you, you are putting your emotional and mental health at grave risk.
The fear of uncertainty wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium and your physical health. With lockdown measures in place, if you are stressed, it passes on to your family and loved ones narrowing their ability to function effectively and think clearly.
Go ahead, pick up a new skill, seek out intellectual challenges. We have compiled a list of free online resources for you and your family-
- Microsoft Virtual Academy
Nourishing your Physical Well being
Constant long sitting hours and pressure of managing house-hold work, family and office commitments can be testing. We at Gigadocs suggest that you must not ignore your physical well-being along with mental wellness-
- Ensure that you devote time to exercise.
- Walk even if that means doing multiple rounds to the kitchen and bedroom.
- Track your vitals like blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate on the Gigadocs app and manage the healthcare of your family though digital recordkeeping from your home.
Reaching out to a Specialist
Effective stress management helps to break the chain of anxiety and uncertainty, so you and your loved ones can be healthier, happier and more productive. While change management is tough, specialist advice will be helpful. You can consult specialists around you, by booking an appointment on the Gigadocs app.
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Gigadocs wishes you a balanced life, a healthy living —and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet the COVID-19 challenges head-on.