In the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak, it is hard to stay positive. Yes, we need to take this virus seriously because it can cause severe illness and even death. Coronavirus has caused an increasing number of deaths in many countries and it can cripple the economy as well.
We all know about the calamity this virus can bring to our lives by this time. The information about coronavirus seems to be on every part of our conversation and on every local and national news. This… can quickly become overwhelming and painful.
Since the overwhelming information about COVID-19 can make us feel mentally drained, we need to do some activities to stay positive amid the outbreak. What are some interesting activities you can do at home? Let’s find out by reading this article 🙂
Stay Positive and Be Happy
We need to be positive in the middle of this situation so we can stay sane and go through this crisis. Here are some things you can do to help you relieve anxiety and manage your mood.
1. Limit News Intake
Let’s avoid news overload at times like this. Don’t watch news channels, listen to the radio or visit websites that talk about coronavirus all the time. Pick a couple news sources and decide that you will only read the news once a day. Stick to your schedule.
It is also a good idea to take a break from social media. There is a lot of fake news on social media that can make you anxious. So, you need to limit your social media use as well.
When you are reading the news about COVID-19, try to also find good news about the pandemic. You can see how many people that have recovered, younger people tend to have milder cases of infections and so on. By doing these simple tips, you can feel happier.
Staying active is important. When you are spending most of your time at home, you may feel bored. You can plan to do workouts every day in the morning or anytime you like. The most important thing is to stick to your plan.
There are many videos available online that can help you to exercise from the comfort of your home. You can stream the videos through your phone or computers. If you have a fitness membership, check if the studio offers any virtual workout classes or not. Keep moving and stay healthy!
3. Take Care of the People Around You
On normal days, you may be busy with your routines, either with your job, school, or other things. Now, when you are forced to stay at home, what you can do is to think more about your surroundings. For instance, if you are living with your parents, you can spend quality time together with them. Share stories, eat together or watch TV together.
4. Stay Connected with Friends & Families
Get virtually connected with your friends and families when self-isolating at home. Just because we can’t be physically together doesn’t mean we can’t emotionally be together, right? Use online video conferencing tools to help you connect with your loved ones online.
You can spend hours chatting and sharing about anything with your friends. Take time to listen to others thoughts as well. Show your care by supporting each other during this unprecedented time.
Fear is a natural response for us if we are concerned about something. Sometimes, we may feel anxious about this uncertain situation that we are facing. We may have tried our best to distract ourselves from the bad news by working, exercising, or listening to the music. However, what if we still feel worried after doing all of that?
In the middle of this situation, you can pray at home. Pray for people who are affected by the outbreak, for people whose income are threatened, for frontliners who are helping the patients tirelessly and for your family as well. Believe that your prayers can bring you through any storms 🙂
6. Practice Physical Distancing
Some countries may have imposed lockdown, but some haven’t. For those of you who are still free to go out, make sure to take extra precautions outside of home.
When you go out, maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters between other people. This is especially important if you are going to crowded areas or using public transportation.
As an effort to support those in greater need, you can take part by donating money, food or other things. There are a lot of organizations that can help channel the funds to the patients, health workers, and other people who need it.
The good news is, there is another simple way to help others that you can do which is to donate your TIX Points! By joining tiket.com sharing wellness campaign, you can exchange your TIX Points to help medical frontliners by giving them protective equipment. To know more information about how to join this campaign, you can click here.
Keep Calm, This Too Shall Pass
News about coronavirus can make us feel overwhelmed, but we can do our best to stay positive and go on with our lives. The end of the tunnel may be a long way off, but if we follow the advice of washing our hands regularly and keeping physical distance, hopefully this pandemic can go away soon.
Let’s take our part and do our best to look out for each other. Work from home, study from home, pray from home. Hopefully we can slow down the spread of the virus together!