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How to Stay Sane During Coronavirus Lockdown

by Alan Daniel
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Different Times in Coronavirus Lockdown

Most of us spend our time indoors. We do this because we work and live indoors. But before coronavirus we had the option of moving around and going to different events and places. There was no psychological barrier and bio emergency situation as we have it today.

The coronavirus may bring about symptoms such as:

  • Runny nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Problems with breathing

It is an issue that has infected more than 200,000 and has killed in excess of 10,000 people on a global basis. Governments and most individuals are taking the threat seriously. Authorities across the world have taken stringent measures to control the spread of the virus while keeping the economy afloat. Markets are staying steady at certain levels after an oil crash, and massive stimulus programs by central banks across the world.

Economic activity has come to a halt in many different sectors due to different statewide initiatives. States such as California have declared a state of emergency, telling its citizens to stay home. It is not just California that is implementing these new rules. France, India, and other nations have similar programs in place to protect the health of their respective nations.

But these lockdowns serve as a problem for many. While it is true that many of us live indoors regularly and stay within one location for a majority of the day, we always have the option of going to different areas without issues. Now, we’re staying with family or interacting with same people regularly.

How do you stay sane during a coronavirus lockdown situation?

Social Distancing and Positive Habits

Remember that your mental wellbeing matters. Potential issues from isolation may range from an increase in anxiety to general frustration and sadness. Further, the threat of contracting the virus might cause even more mental health issues.

Simple Goals

The first step is these times is to have simple goals that you can meet each day. Focusing on one activity that you can come back to and implement can pay great dividends. This can be something like running, walks, or doing push ups. It doesn’t have to be too crazy, just something simple that you can repeat and improve upon each day.

Keep In touch from afar

Thanks to applications such as Duo, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and more you can keep in touch with people from all over. Make it a point to connect with people that you’ve been meaning to connect with but haven’t been able to due to lack of time.

Practice good hygiene and don’t panic

The simple point is that there’s only so much that that there is only so much that you can control. That’s a great thing. There’s much less stress. Focus on washing your hands, practicing great hygiene around the house, and sticking to simple goals. Prepare by minimizing contact and minimizing panic across your life. Know that it is in everyone’s best interest to get this under control and that governments are moving aggressively to stem the growth of the virus.

Take a deep breath and go on about your day.

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