A pandemic refers to the global spread of a deadly infectious disease. For instance, the current Coronavirus (COVID-19). While it is important to adhere to the instructions of the health sector and government, it is also necessary to preserve our mental health from a breakdown.
The news, social media, information from family and friends are enough to break down our mental health, however below are a few tips that will help preserve our mental health.
TIPS ON PRESERVING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING THIS PANDEMIC PERIOD
Try to avoid speculations and misinformation, look up reputable sources on the outbreak and its current state
Try to stay connected
Keep your children informed
Try to anticipate distress
Try not to make assumptions
Maintain a balanced and healthy nutrition
Try to manage how you follow the outbreak in the media
Engage in online courses/studies to gain more expertise in your career and other fields
Practice mindfulness meditation/ deep breathing exercise