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University Jul 2, 2020

Take care of your mental health to avoid falling into anxiety in times of quarantine

Tips for effective self-care during a pandemic

The battle against the coronavirus is not being easy for anyone. Doctors and professionals saving lives, others at home working and many more who go out on the streets for their type of work. For those who can spend part of the quarantine at home to try to minimize the number of infected, insurance have already gone through periods of mental fatigue or anxiety, for this we give you the following tips.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE
To avoid falling into anxiety, it is very important to avoid thinking about negative things. If the mind tends to do it, quickly think of something else or do something to distract yourself. It must be clear that everyone is afraid of this situation, but the important thing is to learn to control it to take advantage of it and come out stronger.


MAKE A DAILY ROUTINE
Daily routine has been shown to make quarantine less harsh and consequently to make days less heavy. If the days go by quickly, it will be much more difficult to enter a state of anxiety. For example, do your basic activities as usual, eat - bathe and set aside time to work or study. The day will go by much faster with a good routine.

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DO EXERCISE
Exercise is very good, with exercise we not only keep fit, but also make the brain distracted by exercise. As you can imagine, when the mind is thinking about exercise, it doesn't have time to think about negative things. Hence, exercise is so important.


TRY TO DISCONNECT A LITTLE
To avoid falling into a state of anxiety it is very important to try to disconnect from the world a little. For example, you can disconnect from digital devices and be with family or take a nap.


TALK TO YOUR LOVED ONES
Based on the previous point, it is important that you be clear that you are not alone. For this reason it is important that you call your loved ones so that you can feel loved by them. If you feel that the calls are a bit cold and you need a little more contact, it may be a good option to bet on video calls.


COMMITMENT TO RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
Currently there is a wide range of relaxation options to use, for example you can massage your feet, listen to meditation audios, watch your favorite series, paint, among many more.