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5 Tips to Take Care of Your Mental Health During MCO


Feeling overwhelmed by a lock-down and the need to suddenly adopt new norms it's not easy. Indeed, live in this pandemic change the normal routine that we ever had before. Many people were affected with this pandemic, not only financial but mental health as well. This is why taking care of your mental health, it is important because it can affect every aspect of your life. How to manage your mental health during this pandemic? Here some tips may help you to cope.

Acknowledge Your Feelings

It is normal to feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or upset in this pandemic. It's not easy to get use with the new norm and life changes. The least you can do is allow yourself to notice and express your feeling by share with your friend or someone you trust. Don't be afraid to validate your own feelings and acknowledge it, don't just keep it to yourself. Everyone processes their feelings in a different way.

Set Limit and Take a Break From Social Media

As everyone need to stay at home during movement control order (MCO) as preventive measure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We cannot often go out and for sure most of your time spend on your device and constant updating news stories can be too much. It's important to stay informed with current news but too much exposure will create a lot of anxiety, try to limit your access on social media and divert your access on something else such as book reading or watching movie.

Eat Well and Exercise

Sometimes you might feel lazy to workout due to getting anxious get infected if you expose yourself outside. Don't restrict yourself as exercise must be at the gym or at the park, the least you can do is start with your household chores. Did you know that doing chores around the house can burn calories and muscles too? Make sure stay active both physically and mentally, it helps to improve your mood and reduce stress. Not to forget to consume nutritious meals to maintain overall health.

Stay Connected

With the pandemic requiring people to stay at home as much as possible. Not able to meet your loved one somehow will distress and make you feel isolated. Stay socially connected with your loved ones check on them can help you feel less lonely and isolated. Keep remains a connection with friends and family it helps improve your emotion.

Create Routine

Creating new and maintaining existing routines can play important role in protecting mental health. Daily routines help you to fulfill your time alone everyday with some activities to prevent boredom and keep it away. You may also create new hobby by doing what you love, previously you barely have ample time to do those things. Then use your time now doing some fun activities and what you love.