Mental Health tips for Coronavirus – Keep active

Mental Health tips for Coronavirus – Keep active

Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus

The Lockdown dependent on Coronavirus is causing difficulties for most of the world’s population.

Some are unemployed, others are forced to stay at home and avoid contact with friends, relatives, and acquaintances.

In this situation of general upheaval, social media help us stay connected with the people we care about, but this is sometimes not enough.

This period of pause forced by the frenetic rhythms to which we are used is likely to make everyone lazier.

For this reason, I thought of writing this article on mental health and how to go through this period in the most constructive way possible.

If you want to learn something new, keep reading my tips for mental health during the coronavirus.

Dedicate your time to your hobbies

mental health tips for lockdown

It may sound trivial, but the first of my Mental Health tips for Coronavirus is to relax!

Normally we never have time to really relax, even when we’re on vacation.

Lockdown is an opportunity for maintaining good mental health!

This is because we are used to postponing the “less important” things, continuing to accumulate “less important” things to do, up to the well-deserved breaks which, however, can never last long enough to dedicate ourselves to everything we like to do.

Now we have no choice and we have plenty of time to do those things that don’t require us to leave the house.

It is the right time to devote ourselves to our hobbies: someone likes to read, someone else likes to build airplane models, others still dedicate themselves to cooking.
The important thing is to stay active and do what makes us feel good, after all, we deserve it.

 

Train

The Latins used to say “Mens sana in corpore sano” which literally means “a healthy mind in a healthy body”.

Are the gyms closed?

Youtube offers a lot of video tutorials showing the exercises to be done without special tools.

Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, squats … room for imagination.

You wouldn’t want to waste all the efforts made in the past months, would you? so get busy, and keep fit.

As explained in my article on how to improve sleep quality, a healthy workout will also help you sleep better.

There are also many disciplines that have become increasingly popular over the past few years, such as Calisthenics, TRX, Crossfit, and Kettlebell.

All these disciplines allow you to train using only the weight of your body, or at least some easy to find tools.

Training is known to help the body relieve tension and help you stay healthy.

 

Study and learn!

No matter what your age is, it is never late to learn something new, and above all, it is important to do it in case your job has been compromised by the pandemic.

The Internet is a gold mine when it comes to information. Guess what, between my mental health tips for Coronavirus there is space for studying as well!

You can learn new skills, or improve those you already have.

My advice is to take the time to improve yourself anyway. At the end of the pandemic, many people will be looking for a job, and having the required skills will certainly put you in an advantage over the competition.

Optimists see opportunities in problems. Well, this could be your opportunity to grow and make progress in your career.

We do not know how long the world will still be plagued by this pandemic, so it is advisable to prepare to face possible unexpected challenges.

For this reason, I suggest you consider the idea of ​​starting an online business. In this regard, I suggest you take a look at my post: How to earn money online with no investment.

 

 

Keep your mind trained

There are many applications for smartphones and tablets that allow you to train your mind.

These are mini-games that combined with a discrete constancy can help you keep the synapses of your brain functioning.

In this paragraph, I want to test you.
Do you think your memory is above average?
People with an average trained memory can write 3 to 6 words in the correct position and order.

I will write a list of 15 words below. Your aim is to read the list for no more than a minute, and then try to remember as many words as possible in the same order in which I wrote them.
Are you ready?

Plane
Scarf
Dog
Carpet
Waterfalls
Suitcase
Butterfly
Glasses
Policeman
Pharmacy
Car
Coffee
Statue
Radiator
Beer

Now stop looking at the screen and write the words you just read on a sheet of paper as you remember them.

What difficulties did you face?

Probably more than remembering the words, you had a hard time remembering the order in which they were written.
The second difficulty lies in the quantity: 15 is a good quantity of words to remember! Anyone would easily remember 4-5 words, but 15 …
The short time available did not help.
The last difficulty is the absence of a logical link between one word and another.

Now, let’s do a test: let’s build a story with 15 images that represent the written words.

You are in your room, you have just woken up and opened the windows to let in some air.

A few meters from your home you see a huge red plane with white dots pass by.

As it is cold, the plane has wrapped a long yellow scarf around the fuselage.

It’s your favorite scarf! The scarf is so long that it ends between the propellers and blocks them.

The plane lands in your street, and the pilot comes out of the cockpit, which to your amazement is a pug dog.

A street vendor who sells a carpet to the dog passes by chance.

The Dog unrolls the carpet and is very large and fiery red. Get on the carpet with the pilot, and … the carpet takes off and after a few minutes you see some wonderful waterfalls.

You lean over to admire them better, but you fall off the carpet and end up in the water, you are about to drown when you can cling to a huge suitcase.

As soon as you are ashore, open the suitcase and a butterfly flies away, the butterfly flies in a zigzag because it does not see as well.

You decide to give her your glasses.

The butterfly is reflected in the windows, and does not notice a policeman and collides against his head.

The policeman loses consciousness and wakes up in the pharmacy.

In the meantime, decide to test your car.

The dashboard is full of levers and accessories, there is even a small coffee machine.

You make yourself a coffee and while you’re drinking it, you hear a knock on the window.

Open the door, and slowly enter a marble statue.

The statue complains of the cold, so accompany it to your home so that it can warm up near the radiator.

After chatting a little, the statue asks you for something to drink, open the fridge and there is only Beer.

Let’s see if you now remember the 15 words in order!

  • Open the window and see a:
  • that wrapped around the fuselage one:
  • The pilot is a:
  • Once on the ground, buy a:
  • With which it flies above:
    You are about to drown but you cling to one:
  • Inside there is one:
  • To which you give yours:
  • The butterfly crashes into a:
  • which is medicated in:
  • In the meantime, you take a ride with his:
  • Among the various accessories that machine there is:
  • After knocking on the window, a:
  • Take it to your home and warm it up near:
  • Open the refrigerator which is full of:

This technique, although not the most efficient, can help you remember word lists easily.

If this technique has intrigued you and you want to learn more, I invite you to take a look at my review:

How to pass exams easily.

 

Conclusion

With this post, I invite you to make a virtue out of necessity.
I know it is a difficult period, but I am sure that all of us will come out stronger, at least those of us who have invested their resources in order to improve.

Leave a comment, and let me know if these ideas have helped you.
I’d also like to read what you think of the mnemonic technique that I taught you.

Take care,
Andrea

16 thoughts on “Mental Health tips for Coronavirus – Keep active

  1. Excellent article, and, of course, timely. Your exercise for remembering words is fantastic! I copied and pasted it so I can do that with our family and others. Thank you!

    1. Hi Glenn,

      Thank you for your comment.
      That memory exercise is a basic memory technique, but it is very effective and sometimes it is really very useful.
      I’m happy that you liked it.

      Have a great day,
      Andrea

  2. Hey Andrea,

    Thanks for putting this post together on mental health tips during the lockdown.

    I myself, along with my wife and daughter, have managed to gain a bit of weight while being cooped up inside all this time.  We have a treadmill we use to stay in shape, but it almost feels like we’re in a post-apocalyptic situation.

    The idea of indulging in hobbies, or training, is a great way to make the most of the situation.  Thank you so much for providing these very down to earth tips.

    Michael

    1. Hi Michael,

      thank you for sharing your experience.

      The main purpose of my post is to motivate people to invest their time in a good way during the lockdown.

      I hope that you and your family are fine during this thought time.

      Take care,

      Andrea

  3. A good topic, website looks good. I am just a bit perplexed about the content on the left hand side of your image of the kettle bell, is it like that for a purpose. Also your test of 15 words, are they a random choice? Personally, I think you only want to memorise what you want memorise. Perhaps you ought to highlight them. It is only my view.

    1. Hi Phil,

      The image of the kettlebell was chosen on purpose, but I don’t know why it became that big.

      About the test, it is an exercise actually, and its scope is to show with an example of how we can memorize words without a logical connection.

      This exercise works with all the words that you might want to memorize, you only need to invent a tale using them and visualizing them.

      Thank you for your comment.

      Have a great day,

      Andrea

  4. Excellent article, and, of course, timely. Your exercise for remembering words is fantastic! I copied and pasted it so I can do that with our family and others. Thank you!

    Neither your title or your sub title score well as key words.  Strong key words helps drive traffic to your site.  Your topic headings also lack effective key words.  You can do the search to find relevant key words for the article and go back and make changes to drive more traffic to your site.

    Two recommendations given to me by someone else in WA that I’m going to begin to use:  1) Use the title or topic (if it’s a strong key word), in the first paragraph and then sparingly elsewhere in the article, 2) insert links so readers can see other relevant posts you have created.

    Your picture of the kettle ball is so large it has left very little room for your written words along the left side.

    I hope these comments are helpful for you.

    1. Hi Glenn, Thanks for your comment,

      I’m still fighting with the keywords, but I think it is normal at the beginning. It’ll be better day after day.

      I appreciate your recommendations and certainly, I’ll do my best to improve my future posts following these tips.

      I’m happy that you enjoyed the memory exercise, it can be really very useful.

      Have a great day,

      Andrea

  5. Hello dear, wow what an amazing post you have here I see you have written a very thorough article here this has been one of the most thorough and laid down article I have read so far and I gain a lot on your mental health tips on lockdown  your information is very helpful I have already save this website for recommendation and future reference my question  do you have training  program online if yes am interested 

    1. Hi Josep,

      Thanks for your comment. Actually I read a book about the exercise that I proposed, and there are many resources online. I can suggest you to read my post: How to pass exams easily.

      There I provided a link about fast reading and memory techniques.

      Have a great day and take care,

      Andrea

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    thanks for such an informative review, I look forward to share it…

    1. Hi Evansese,

      I’m glad to read that you like my post and found it useful. I hope that it’ll reach many people and help them all to be strong until the end of the pandemic.

      Have a great day and take care,

      Andrea

  7. so thoughtful of you to share such an amazing article on healthy tips to keep active, the ravaging pandemic has indeed made a lot of negative changes in US,  things have changed a lot and most of us don’t have the opportunity we don’t have in seeking the help of medical practitioners, we all have to depend on ourselves to stay healthy and thanks to the awesome tips giving on this post they will go along way….

    I look forward to sharing have a great day ahead

    1. Thank you Evans,

      It’s a pleasure seeing that you enjoyed my post. Unfortunately, the current situation obliged us to change our habits, sometimes drastically.

      A positive Mindset would definitively help people to get stronger during this thought time and hopefully be in a better situation in the future thanks to their efforts.

      Have a great day and take care,

      Andrea

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    1. Hi Skuchmane,

      Thank you very much for sharing my post, I’d be glad if my post can reach people who would find this post useful.

      I’ll be sharing this kind of topic in the future as well, so keep reading my website.

      Have a great day,

      Andrea

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