How to manage stress during COVID pandemic.
Avoid news channels/ rely on trustworthy sources for information.
News channels have become a major source of nuisance in our lives in recent times.
Instead of stating facts most of the times they force there own biased opinions.
Official Sources like WHO and local authorities along with some good alternative media keeps you informed without consuming your much time.
Focus on things you can control
While we are going through a pandemic, definitely things are not happening the way we want them to happen.
At the same point of time, it is important to realise that we cannot control everything. No one can control everything.
So we have to be selective in using our energies in such a way that we focus on things which we can change.
Prioritise the key areas which can largely affect our lives and address them first.
Use free time to learn new skills
This may be once in a lifetime opportunity for us where we are seeing a break in such a fashion.
We may not get this opportunity again and we must strive that it changes our lives forever.
Behind every adversity there is an opportunity, the only thing is one must have the vision to unlock it.
Skills are our biggest assets and they are never wasted. Acquire new skills in your area of interest.
There are plenty of online sources where you can learn anything and everything both free and paid courses like coursera.com and many others.
Realise your true potential in these testing times. Offer online classes to earn par time income.
Focus all your attention to here and now.
Don't let yourself to be overwhelmed by your thoughts. Thoughts of all kinds will come to your mind, but the mind has to be stable and focused on achieving the desired results.
Whatever you are doing, whenever you are doing something make sure you are fully involved in it both mentally and physically.
It is the biggest difference between a mediocre and outstanding.
Stay connected virtually.
Human is a social animal. It becomes difficult at times to be secluded and maintain physical distance from your loved ones.
But technology has offered us plenty of options to remain connected virtually.
Make most of the mornings
When working from home, it can be tempting to let go of the basic routine.
But morning time is the most productive time and it should be handled with utmost care. Consider waking up early exercising, meditating, journaling, showering and take a sumptuous meal.
Take care of your morning, the rest of the day will itself we be taken care of.
Consider ways to help others.
Helping others is a permanent source of happiness and gives the feeling of self-accomplishment to us.
The help can be of any kind and as little as a smile or gesture of kindness. It can include picking up groceries for a neighbour and leaving them at their door, donating to a local charity, or purchasing gift cards from your favourite restaurant.
By taking the focus off yourself, you can experience reduced stress and a greater sense of well-being.
Grab pen and paper and list all the things
you are grateful. It can start with the food you eat and air you breath in.
When you look at people down the line who are not as fortunate as us to have a decent living but still they have so much to teach us.
Appreciate yourself it will take away many negative vibes.