Six useful tips on mental health and wellbeing during Coronavirus Part 3

Six useful tips on mental health and wellbeing during Coronavirus Part 3

I am pleased to share to share with you part 3 of my advices on how to take care of your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. If you have missed the first two parts of this great material, please click here (part 1) and here (part 2).

Seek trusted information sources: try to limit how often you receive news or social media updates, as over-exposure can increase stress. 

Be grateful: gratitude is one of the most powerful feelings on Earth. Be grateful and thankful about what you have. Say ‘thank you’ to your loved-ones, but also all professionals who are working at the office whilst most of us are working from home (e.g. NHS workers, social and support workers, cashiers, drivers, cleaners, volunteers…). Situations such as this one show us that everyone is a valuable part of the whole picture and brings value to society. We need everyone. We need each other!

Altruism is one of the best defense mechanisms. It enables people to think beyond their imminent circle and daily tasks and problems, and motivate them to better contribute to society and to make the world a better place. The ongoing situation is the perfect moment to develop your altruistic skills and/or to teach your children these skills.

If you think that this article is useful, you might also wish to know how to talk to your children about Coronavirus outbreak. Please access the material here.

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you need me. My working schedule remains unchanged during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

With warm wishes,

Dr Ivanka Ezhova  (check biography here).