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Manage your mental health during lockdown

During  lockdown or quarantine our normal routine is disrupted. Many feel lonely & stress may increase. Here are some ways to remain active & positive and reduce stress.


1. Stay in touch with friends and family

  • Don’t isolate yourself completely.
  • Interact with friends & family through different mediums like mobile, text or video chat.
  • Communicate your concerns & feelings

2. Take care of your body
  • keep your body in shape through exercise
  • Meditate
  • Yoga and Stretching
  • Sleep on time
  • Online workouts
  • Fitness apps

3. Eat healthy -
  • Have balanced meals
  • Keep hydrated
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and smoke
  • Eat antioxidant rich foods

4. Engage in stress relieving activities
  • Play with pets
  • Read
  • Maintain a journal
  • Laugh
  • Meditation

5. Establish Routines
Quarantine disrupts normal routine of many persons. Try to form some routine in day to day activities. Have short term goals & work to achieve them.

6. Unwind & entertain for some time
  • Play games on mobile or laptop
  • Interact through social channels like Facebook & Twitter
  • Watch TV & online content ( Don’t overdo these activities as it can trigger eye stress and sad feelings in some)

7. Stay informed but don’t overdo it – Keep yourself aware of events and information through news & social channels but limit your exposure. Too much news about pandemic may lead to stress or depression.


8. Keep medical supplies -
  • Stock essential items like first aid kits, sanitiser, masks and gloves
  • Have sufficient supplies of medicine for your pre existing illness.

9. Focus on the positives
  • Give importance to good & positive news
  • Appreciate work of medical personnel and other essential services providers.

10. Break up your day — Try to compartmentalize your day by planning different tasks and activities to avoid boredom.


11. Focus on kids – If you’ve kids then realize lockdown is hard on them too.
  • Ensure they have a routine
  • Monitor their eating habits
  • Make sure they’re getting adequate sleep

12. Help others -
  • Do small chores.
  • Ask elderly if they need supplies before going for your own grocery run (without risking unnecessary exposure).
  • Be part of online support groups.

13. Do creative & productive things
  • Indoor gardening
  • Cooking
  • Writing in a diary
  • Painting or colouring
  • Keep house clean and tidy

14. Be kind – Lockdown is hard and it’s easy to get upset. Be understanding and act kindly towards others in household especially women & children. Report domestic violence to concerned authorities.

15. Have a plan -
  • Make a basic plan to arrange grocery & other essential items.
  • Also prepare a financial plan.

16. Take one day at a time – Try not too think too far ahead into the future. Focus on small positives & remember you’re not only one experiencing lockdown.



Be active, be positive, be careful, be kind.

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I have become lazy as f…

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Deal Captain
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A very good post, well done!

You may actually add meditation under ‘4. Engage in stress relieving activities’. Meditation helps a lot for relieving stress.

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Very helpful. Karma added and vu

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Welcome to the deal subedar league biggrin
I gave you the last push required for this toungueout
VU.

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kuchh bhi kar lo. lockdown me biwi ke saath ho to thoda stress to rahega

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carez wrote:

kuchh bhi kar lo. lockdown me biwi ke saath ho to thoda stress to rahega

Depends on “kiski” biwi hai.. stuck_out_tongue🙈

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Nice informations! HA+ plus1

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deb3l wrote:

Depends on “kiski” biwi hai.. stuck_out_tongue🙈

Again as Bumble sir says…

Karma added… Beautiful post

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deb3l wrote:

Depends on “kiski” biwi hai.. stuck_out_tongue🙈

if different than it will be very high stress

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Deal Subedar
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Thanks a lot @bumblefoot & all others !! We all have to adapt & mould ourselves physically & mentally in these unprecedented times.

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cadence wrote:

Thanks a lot @bumblefoot & all others !! We all have to adapt & mould ourselves physically & mentally in these unprecedented times.

Congrats for level up blush

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carez wrote:

kuchh bhi kar lo. lockdown me biwi ke saath ho to thoda stress to rahega

दो बात दिमाग मे रख लीजिये।

कोरोना से लड़ना है,
घबराना नही है।

बीबी से घबराना है
लड़ना नही है।

कृपया इन्हे आपस मे गड़बड़ ना करें वरना.

दोनो मे से किसी की भी अभी वैक्सीन नहीं बनी है stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye joy joy joy joy
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Thanks. Can’t give karma pensive

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Deal Subedar
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Thanks for the post bro. KG+

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Read only 1st three words in the title… smile

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