How to Take care of Emotional Health during Quarantine?
In the middle of the quarantine, everyone is well tired and emotionally exhausted. But bad news and disappointing forecasts do not go down and undermine our emotional health. Added to this are dismissals, loss of income, or banal lack of fresh air.
In such circumstances, a person is not able to think rationally and primarily suffers from his physical well-being. We've gathered some information and ways to improve your emotional state for you to maintain your immunity and wait for the quarantine to end.
Emotional health is about a person's ability to feel harmonious and balanced, regardless of external circumstances.
A person with a high level of emotional health is resilient in disturbing times. Besides, the reaction to adverse events in the world in emotionally stressful persons is calmer than in others. That is, when emotional health is at stake, it seems that you can handle any catastrophe and solve any problems. But when its level drops, even small issues can cause panic attacks or depression.
What Affects Emotional Health?
First of all, shaking your emotional resilience can be severe stress: dismissal, financial problems, a dramatic change in lifestyle, and more. In other words, the current situation in the country and the world is capable of affecting even a person with the most permanent emotional health.
Also, your moral status may be affected by regular alcohol consumption, an unbalanced diet, lack of sleep and fresh air, and lack of physical activity. If you try to compensate for the lack of positive impressions and stress through alcohol and harmful food, it only gives a temporary effect of emotional pleasure. Still, it has a cumulative detrimental character on the physical state.
Conflicts in the family, at work, or quarreling with a cashier at the supermarket also have a negative impact. Therefore, anything that can somehow sway your emotional state is gradually destroying your health.
How to Increase Emotional Health Levels?
Reduce the impact of negative information
Try to watch the news less, do not read the posts of questionable "nurses from Italy" on social media, and bypass the study of unknown scientists. Consume information only from official sources; often reloading the WHO news search page does not make you healthier.
Take care of yourself. It is challenging to keep the joy of life during a two-month quarantine, but simple ways of taking care of yourself can reduce the impact of a stressful period. Try talking to family and friends more, doing your favorite thing, relaxing, watching movies, and reading books. Do whatever it takes to get distracted and have fun.
Develop self-control and self-discipline
It will help you cope with the negative emotions that cause events in the outside world. Psychologists advise doing meditation or beginning home training in self-isolation. Doing sports for 10-15 minutes will not waste your precious time, but can help you suppress your own laziness and feel better all day long.
Lead a healthy lifestyle
The easiest way to quarantine is to forget about the rules of the diet and get into trouble. But such a lifestyle will only increase the impact of stress. So, limit your calories, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Healthy sleep is also important to maintain emotional health. But you need to go to bed at 22-23:00 in order for the body to recover. So, the movie watching until 3:00 is a bad idea.
Take care of your physical health
Do not forget that the threat of coronavirus is quite real. Wash your hands more often, follow the rules in stores, disinfect surfaces that you frequently touch, and do not leave home unnecessarily. That is, follow all the recommendations we have been hearing from everywhere for two months now.
Keep calm and wash your hands
It has become the mantra of modern times for us, and we will have to learn to live that way.