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
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.
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!
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
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?
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:
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.