We never saw it coming. And when we did — its effects were felt throughout the world. The coronavirus pandemic has virtually upended the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Social distancing, facemasks and more careful ways of navigating life have become our new normal. The pandemic has also brought challenges that can take an emotional toll on even the hardiest among us.
Entering Wellness Mental Health is here to help. Our staff of experienced and compassionate professionals will listen to your concerns and give you coping strategies to help ease the depression and anxiety you may be feeling during this difficult time.
Here are some ways we recommend you prioritize your mental health if you’re feeling anxious and lonely:
Technology to the rescue:
Social media and virtual meeting sites have become key to help stay connected to each other. Even though there’s no substitute for being with people in the same physical space, being able to interact face-to-face can help bridge the social distance gap and the loneliness it can bring.
We all know the importance of getting regular physical exercise, but during this time when most gyms are closed, it’s important to get moving in other ways — enjoying the great outdoors by walking, biking or hiking.
Stay on schedule:
There is a comfort in routine and sticking as closely as possible to your normal schedule can add a measure of stability to your life. Just as important, take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. Hearing repeatedly about the pandemic can just add to extra anxiety and worry!
The act of checking in on your neighbors in need (while remaining at least six feet apart), and helping out by picking up their groceries and medicines, will be rewarding for both them and you. Acts of kindness like this go a long way, and serve as a reminder that there are others for whom this predicament is even more stressful.
Think of Entering Wellness Mental Health as your safe haven, as we guide you in finding ways to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety and other conditions to help you live a better, more fulfilling life. For more information, contact us today.