COVID 19: Effects of Lockdown on Mental Health

The primary survey conducted by The Guardian states that out of 800 people (Target population) suffering from mental illness. It's not on an everyday basis that covid 19 pandemic rattles lots of lives and not all damages are only tangible in nature.

COVID 19: Effects of Lockdown on Mental Health
Many find this COVID 19 lockdown claustrophobic. It's not only locking them up within 4 walls but has dismantled all the links with peer groups and social gatherings.

COVID 19: Effects of Lockdown on Mental Health

Since the onslaught of 2020 series of events has proved this year to be a bit roller coaster ride than the rest. Starting with traces of bush fire to the global pandemic and then the deaths of most adored Film stars in India. These all when seeps into understanding rattle almost all beliefs of staying home, staying safe, and fighting together. It's only up to a certain extent that tangible goods can bring you to peace after all the term itself is intangible in nature. 

The primary survey conducted by The Guardian states that out of 800 people (Target population) suffering from mental illness only 20% feel that this pandemic is not making situations tough for them and many felt that it's making worse.

Now, this was the survey conducted on the population suffering from mental illness. whereas the same is a situation for people without mental illness. Many find this lockdown claustrophobic. It's not only locking them up within 4 walls but has dismantled all the links with peer groups and social gatherings.

Though younger generations are taking this hit rather seriously. Surveys have found that an average person's use of an application like Instagram, Facebook, etc. have been increased to 20%.

This stats only mentions the user interface of applications but the problem is becoming rather serious since everyone is leaning on smartphones as a recreational activity this challenges emotional intelligence. 

In all this pandemic strives to prove itself stressful for humans whereas nature is taking its own route via healing on nurturing itself back to health. Local ponds, lakes, rivers have found to carry less arsenic % than previous stats and similar is cases of rivers like Ganga and Yamuna.

Percentage of carbon dioxide has reduced which has allowed the atmosphere to get back to normalcy. The ozone layer is healing, though not all credit for it goes to COVID 19.

Hence amidst all heartbreaking and sad news there exist bloom in flowers which is allowed daylight just because we have not stomped over it. And when the question comes to humans we all have got an opportunity to be with our family and know what all we missed over periods of life.

 

Humans have fast-paced lives that have come to an abrupt stop and might resume soon. Though all of this depends upon different perspectives.

Tips on nurturing physical COVID 19 MENTAL HEALTHand mental health during lockdown:

  1.  Self Management: Instead of taking impulsive decisions allow yourself some time.
     
  2.  Self Awareness: You are best guide of yourself try improving on aspects you lagged and strengthen the roots of others.
     
  3.  Social Awareness: We all are in this together and the only way out is when everyone starts thinking we before me. Use your empathy and understand what others are going through lend a hand when possible.


     
  4.  Relationship Management: Sailing ships many times come across storms and tornados and COVID 19 proves to be one such tornado which will affect the volatility of relationships. Hence special attention needs to be driven towards relationships and allow it to harvest.
     
  5.  Yoga: Yoga is always termed to be a cleansing agent and utmost necessary to maintain physical and mental health.
     
  6.  Exercise/ Work out:  Gyms and parks are no more a healthy option hence spare 1-2 hours for exercise which can be done at home. 

Youtube seems to be a clever option for yoga and work out which brings you lots of options for your routine. 

It's about time we all start working for ourselves keeping in mind others' benefits. We all are stuck in one situation or another and the best solution is to let it pass.. Any efforts of swimming might sink you down with all doors closed. 

"This too shall pass" abide by it until next time.