In the last couple of months, the entire world is facing a pandemic - coronavirus or Covid-19. As the positive cases of this virus are rising, people are developing panic and negativity in their mind gradually. Also, because of its spreadability, people are remaining in their houses without any social meetings. While social distancing is the best way to stay safe at home, but being away from loved ones could have a devastating effect on people with depression too. Emily Roberts, who is a psychotherapist, said, "Isolation is devastating to our moods because we are left stuck with our own thoughts." The coronavirus isn't like any other catastrophe where people can lean on each other and share a sense of experience and community. Hence, people who are prone to mental health issues can easily develop depression out of loneliness, fear and panic.
If you feel the blues or are anxious, you can go through these tips to combat depression during coronavirus quarantine.
Here are four tips on how to prevent depression in this gloomy time:
You must understand that, without a routine, days can easily turn into weeks. And losing track of time is the easiest way to lose your sense of self-care. So, spend your quarantine with a proper routine and healthy lifestyle.
Physical distancing guidelines do not prevent you from going outside near your home. Natural light gives you vitamin D and gives you a break from being stuck inside. So, visit your garden, backyard, parking area and spend some time in sunlight and open air.
While social isolation can feed into your depression, you don't have to give in to it. Keeping in contact with family and friends via video or voice call can make you happy and feel connected with people.
Do you know, your own productivity can overcome depression and negative thought? Yes! That's true. Do what you feel like the most. From painting, gardening, learning new things to writing and virtual social awareness, there are plenty of things can be done which will keep your brain diverted from the destruction happening outside.
So, prevent developing depression in quarantine with these tips and stay healthy.
(Also read: 5 Tips To Increase Your Mental Stamina)
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