While we’re continuously inundated with daily COVID-19 news updates, urged to stay inside or wear protective personal equipment, and state-wide business shutdowns get extended through May, the nation keeps working on preserving physical safety. However, one’s mental health must be factored into pandemic guidelines as well.
Some messaging around a quarantined lifestyle urges people to pick up a new hobby, finish a manuscript they’ve shelved or learn how to cook something new every night. These suggestions may be inspirational, but they can potentially impart added pressure to those who are not feeling motivated during this crisis.
It’s important to embrace whatever state you find yourself in, and cope with the trauma of the novel Coronavirus on your own personalized terms. Here are some tips on how to maintain your mental well-being in such an uncertain time.