5. Follow a healthy diet.
A healthy diet is directly connected to a healthy mind. It has been proved time and again, how a healthy diet can help you not just have a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. Tons of studies and surveys have shown that having a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables can tremendously help in minimizing the risk of depression, and also contributes to having a better mood overall.
While you are social distancing, try to have a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and all the essential nutrients like vitamins, proteins, calcium, carbohydrates, water, and minerals. Within just a few days, you will see a difference in your mental health.
Want to more about the advantages of having a healthy diet? Read Diet & Depression: 6 Ways Food Impacts Your Mental Health
6. Try to imbibe positivity.
Yes, being positive during a time like this can seem like a big challenge, but the least you can do is try. Would you rather feel more negative than you probably already do? Or would you want to feel a little better, positive and happier? Being positive has absolutely no cons, and there is no point in feeling negative about something that is out of your control.
So while you are social distancing, try to feel positive as much as you can. This will not just help you deal with the situation better, it will also make quarantine a whole lot easier to bear.
7. Practice gratefulness.
During a time like this, it is very important to be grateful. There are people out there who don’t have jobs anymore or don’t have a place to call home. Millions of healthcare workers are risking their lives and fighting this pandemic. You get to stay at home with your family and loved ones, while a lot of people are stuck in countries and millions of miles away from their families.
Take a moment to count your blessings and appreciate the fact that you are one of the lucky ones. Being grateful for all the good things you have will help you process all this, in a more positive and uplifting manner.
8. Write down your feelings.
Writing down your feelings or journaling can be really therapeutic if you find yourself overwhelmed with negative and worrying thoughts. Penning down everything you are thinking can serve as a vessel, and can help your heart feel lighter. If you feel like you are not being able to talk about a lot of things, or fear that people won’t understand what you are going through, then journaling is your best option.
Journaling is one of the most effective and best ways of taking care of your mental health during social distancing. It also helps with having mental clarity and soothes your mind and soul.
Social distancing might seem tough at times, but it’s the only thing you can do right now. If you are struggling in taking care of your mental health, then hopefully the above-mentioned ideas can help you out. Take care of yourself, be positive and hope for the best!
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