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Self Care In The Times of Covid-19

Self-care ought to be a priority  for one and all, especially in the midst of a pandemic!
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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
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Published -19 Jan 2022, 17:36 ISTUpdated -19 Jan 2022, 18:08 IST
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Being metally and emotionally healthy becomes even more challenging in the midst of a pandemic. Covid-19 has taken a mental toll on most people. People are more stressed, anxious and overwhelmed than ever before. People aren’t socialising and meeting up with their friends as much as they used to. The screen time is at an all-time high. All these factors are contributing to a decrease in mental and emotional health of numerous individuals. 

As women, especially those who are caregivers need to take extra care of their mental health. As caregivers, women are likely to look after others even at the cost of their own well being. Being psychologically in a healthy state gives us the zeal to take challenges head on. Here are some self-care tips which are essential for our mental well being especially in times of covid-19 pandemic. 

signs of stress

Learn To Read Your Own Signs Of Stress

Self-care means learning to know the early signs of stress. Self care is important so as to avoid feeling completely burnt out and overwhelmed. Recognize the early signs of stress and work towards keeping your anxiety levels low. To maintain a good state of mind, learn the ability to keep your mental peace. A tranquil mind is effective at handling stress and challenges. If you learn to recognise and cope with your stress, you will realise that you feel much at peace. Happiness only comes to those who have learnt to deal with stress and challenges.

STay Active

Stay Active

Staying active helps your brain to recharge. Doing some form of physical activity doesn’t just help you feel physically fit but it helps you keep mentally fit as well. It improves your body’s metabolic function and helps get rid of that extra weight. If you hate the idea of going to a gym. You can opt for other fun activities such as dance, zumba, yoga, playing badminton etc. These activities are sure to make you feel uplifted by the end of the day. 

Read More: Tricks That Will Make You Stay Positive And Motivated During Hard Times

avoid caffeine drinks

Avoid Caffeine

Caffeine is your worst enemy! Caffeine comes with many downsides such as insomnia, restlessness, headache, dehydration, anxiety, rapid heart rate etc. Cutting down on caffeine is sure to elevate your mood and you will realise that you feel less tired. Avoiding caffeine also helps you sleep better during the night. Instead of having coffee, you can replace it with green tea or lemon grass tea. These happen to be much healthier options than your regular coffee.

Read More: Practice Self-Love With These Ways

Take social media break

Take A Break From Social Media

It is no more a secret that social media is bad for your mental health. It makes you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. It is better to steer clear of social media and if not, just make minimal use of it. You don’t wanna see your random strangers and celebrities having the best time of their life while you’re stuck at home within the four walls. 

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Socialise Digitally 

Everyone is missing out on socialising with friends and family. While we can’t afford to flout the new norms that the covid 19 brings with itself, we certainly can meet our friends virtually. A video call with your close friends and relatives is going to bring a smile in this immensely stressful situation. Technology is proving to be such a blessing! We can also play games and watch Netflix together while sitting in our own respective homes.

If you wish to share any of your favourite tips on self-care, do let us know by commenting on our Facebook and Instagram page. 

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