I was scrolling through my news feed, especially on Facebook, because I use it more often, and something that jumped out to me is that many people are going through mental health challenges in this unprecedented time.CoVID -19 did justice to this, so it should not be overlooked.
Although some government provides services to their citizens, other governmental bodies don’t have any system in place, so what can you do for yourself, while this pandemic lasts?
It would be best to take care of your mental health and not shy away from it. There is stereotyping for mental health victims globally; for some reason, because someone has stress or feel sad, people judge them that they’re abnormal; meanwhile, the judge has been through hardships at some point in their lives. It is very okay to be judged; please don’t take it to heart; get better, and stay afloat.
How do you take care of yourself? I am not here to preach a long sermon. Firstly, make sure you have an accountability buddy, someone you are transparent with; this is very easy for married couples. However, If you’re in North America, which can get pretty lonely, and you’re single, call your local emergency number; it could be 911, 000,118,112, and so forth.
Do not die in silence assuming someone is aware; speak out.
Secondly, do what makes you happy, this could be singing, for me, dancing, or watching a movie with friends or co-workers. Similarly, you could go for bowling or any local community activity; however, be mindful where you go, do not fall into bad gangs in the name of satisfying your mental health difficulty.
Thirdly, volunteer your time, it has a ripple effect, giving your time makes you happy as a person, because you’re solving other peoples problem. For me, it releases endorphins in my brain and has a calming sensation in my soul.
Lastly, I don’t know why no one talks about this, but journalling is pretty cool; ah, this helped me stay sane in 2020. It is a great way to keep your mind busy, and it takes your mind off whatever issue you’re dealing with. Additionally, you can include meditating as you journal; for my Christian friends, you know, praying and journaling go hand in hand. I hope this helps.
Feel free to add your thoughts; these are my subjective opinions, which may vary with yours. Stay safe!