Coronavirus, Social Distancing And Mental Health
How To Look After Your Mental Health Even During Lockdown
20th March, 2020 - The UK government are now issuing more direct and ever harsher instructions for us to follow.
They include avoiding all but the most essential social contact with others, albeit friends or loved ones, we are now dangerously close to a full lockdown of all non essential work force.
What does that mean? In a nutshell you will be ordered to stay within the confines of you own home. This is going mean that the vast majority of us will have to spend a hell of a lot of time just sitting at home.
We will, effectively, have our freedom of movement rights taken away for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.
All of our regular activities, all our pass-times and all our social interaction with others will no longer be available to us.
I think we all understand it's the right thing to do, like it or not, it's coming to a town near you my friends.
But there are plenty of things you can do to help adapt and see this quite clearly as a different period of time in your life, and definitely not a bad time, even if you didn’t choose to do it.
Your whole schedule and rhythm of life will change and now it's the time to be in touch with others in different ways than usual.
Using social media, e-mail or the phone, these are good ways to stay in contact with the people who matter to you.
It is during this period that it’s really important that you look after your mental and emotional wellbeing as well as your general physical health.
Plan ahead for this slightly 'odd' time, try to re-configure yourself to think 'these are simply different times' and adjust to suit.
Sounds easy but we all need a few guidelines to help us:
Don't let this enforced quarantine bring you down.
Already we are seeing an incredible upsurge of volunteers galvanising themselves into groups to help the more vulnerable in our society.
There clearly is a genuine concern to help, so if you feeling isolated and alone, please don't be afraid to ask for help.
Happy Prepping Folks,