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Tips to improve the impact of coronavirus on mental health

Infectious disease outbreaks, just like the current coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), are often scary and may affect our mental health. While it’s essential to remain informed, there are many things we will do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.

It will mean that more people will be spending tons of their time stuck at home, and several regular social activities are unavailable. It will help to undertake and see it as an unusual period of your time in your life, and not necessarily a nasty one, albeit you didn’t choose it.

It will mean a distinctive rhythm of life, an opportunity to be in-tuned with others in several ways than usual. Be in-tuned with people regularly on social media, email, or the phone, as they’re still excellent ways of being on the brink of the people that interest you.

Create a daily replacement routine that prioritizes taking care of you. You can try reading or watching movies, having an exercise routine, trying new relaxation techniques, or gaining knowledge on the web. Attempt to rest and consider this as a replacement if unusual experience, which may have its benefits.

Ensure your more extensive health needs are being taken care of, like having enough prescribed medicines available to you. Try to avoid speculation and look up reputable sources on the information regarding the outbreak.