OVERCOME COVID-19 MENTALLY SAFE
Self-isolation, quarantine or lockdown are some weapons to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this seemingly physical benefit comes frequently with a mental downside. To balance this imbalance, science offers us strategies. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
In order to curb the COVID-19 pandemic as effective as possible, physical distancing such as self-isolation, quarantine, lockdowns and stay-at-home-orders have been (self-)implemented in some cases. Partly along with closure of schools and/or work places.
However, since man is an ecologic phenomenon, any physical distancing comes with mental consequences as well. Covid-19 being no exception. With special reference to anxiety and stress. As a kind of vicious cycle.
MENTAL SUPPORT – SCIENTIFICALLY VERIFIED
This is why we need to find ways out of this mentally problematic situation, to avoid depression and anxiety, and to support our mental and emotional well-being instead. With special reference to the fact that these mental problems also have a major impact on our physical status of health. Again – a vicious cycle.
According to research at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK, there are 3 strategic steps we may follow to cope mentally with this kind of physical isolation.
Looking back to memories of times we enjoyed life specifically in the past.
Think about situations in the presence we still are grateful for.
Line out conceptually events you want to look forward after end of pandemic.
While the enjoyment about favorable situations of the past and presence are fundamental, looking forward to challenging times ahead, is specifically favorable to supersede the situation of physical seclusion at least emotionally.
IN A NUTSHELL
Self-isolation, quarantine or lockdown are some weapons to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this seemingly physical benefit comes frequently with a mental downside. To balance this imbalance, science offers us strategies, as you learned in this blog.
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