Overwhelmed with COVID-19 Updates? Here’s What You Can Do

The second wave of COVID-19 has disrupted the entire nation and has affected each and every strata of society in the worst way possible. Amid this situation, it’s natural for any person to get overwhelmed with everything happening around.  If you are one of those people, you can try these few things that we lay down below that may help you calm down and find peace. 

Take a Break from Social Media 

In any crisis, social media has been a key to help people. Even in this pandemic, people are finding resources through these platforms; be it oxygen cylinders, plasma donors, or beds in hospitals, social media has been very efficient in helping those in dire need. However, on the other hand, the constant updates of unfortunate incidents on social media can overwhelm us at this moment. So it is okay to take a break from social media in between. Instead of constantly scrolling through your feed, you can invest time in other activities that you enjoy. If social media is triggering your anxiety, fear or any negative emotion, do not hesitate to go on a detox.  

Invest Time in Activities that you Love 

Let’s all normalize taking break from our routine schedule and make sometime for things we love to do. It can be singing, dancing, painting, reading, cooking, gardening or anything that gives you joy and makes you happy. Investing time in activities that you love will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, which is the need of the hour. 

Meditate 

Meditation is a boon any day! Nothing works as strongly as meditation to calm your mind and bring you peace; especially in the present situation, when thousands of thoughts surround you every day, and make you anxious. 

Spend Time with Loved Ones

There’s no doubt that our family is our biggest support. So if you feel that you are unable to deal with the present situation, please talk to your family. Spend some time with them, maybe invest time in things that you all can enjoy together. You can also schedule conference calls with your friends and loved ones once in a while. This will not only give you joy but strength too. Fill you days with love and laughter, and you’ll find a way to deal with the current situation. However, do make sure to consult a therapist when in need. 

Maintain a Gratitude Journal 

This will help you end your day on a positive note. Not only that, but when you think of good things that happened to you in the day, before going to sleep, it also helps you start the next day on a positive note. Small things too can bring hope to you!       - Pic courtesy: pexels.com