Managing our mental health during the pandemic

Featured May 22, 2020

As written by Rtr. Garisha Herath

In a nation where physical wellness is bestowed with infinite care as opposed to mental health, we should converge to diminish that stigma and seize responsibility for our mental well-being throughout these arduous circumstances. One should not be disconcerted nor hesitant to address candidly about their feelings and share them among preferred and entrusted persons. The pandemic has not solely altered the world negatively by contaminating hundreds of individuals per day but also by sowing panic and havoc amongst the society as well.

If you have queried why your sleeping schedule has evolved dramatically during the pandemic, you are not alone, as thousands encompassing the globe are encountering the same issue. Fear and worry about your personal health and the well-being of your cherished ones, irrational fear that creates panic buying which we witnessed at the outset of the pandemic, alterations in sleeping or consuming patterns and difficulty in sleeping or concentrating are a few changes you might be transpiring presently.

There are numerous approaches to secure control of your life during these uneasy times. The fundamental task you should perform is taking an interlude from following up with all the COVID-19 updates and the news media. Overhearing about the statistics of the pandemic can be extremely unsettling and can provoke unwanted tension in you. Although most of us relish our peace and alone time, we cannot go for prolonged periods without social connections. So the healthiest thing to do to improve your mental health is to give a call to your companions and have virtual meetups and dates. Another way for you to recover your mental health is by centering on oneself and practicing to take care of your physique, your aims, and your aspirations. It is natural for one to slip into a mundane sequence of rising in the middle of the day and go to sleep at the dawn of the day, to skip meals and to munch on snacks in the heart of the night, to become entangled watching movies and TV series all-day and not consider for personal cleanliness since you know you won’t be escorting anyone anytime soon. Discovering an approach to motivate yourself to start focusing on your personal hygiene will direct you to be stimulated to get your chores done, perhaps it even might make you consider swapping your entire routine.

Every cloud has a silver lining ” by John Milton,  is a quote that perfectly befits the way we should perceive things that are unfolding today. Just like this quote says we should focus on the good even in the most laborious circumstances because that might be the only way to be sane in this turbulent world.


Yoshani Ranaweera

A book lover and an avid writer. Adores travelling and spending time with nature. Always ready to lend a helping hand.

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