I hope you and your loved ones are all keeping well during these unprecedented times, and doing your part to minimise the spread of coronavirus by wearing your masks, washing your hands and avoiding overly crowded areas.
Today I wanted to share a few tips on how to minimise the stress you may be feeling regarding Covid-19, and the mere thought of a second wave.
The times we are currently living in, have proven to be extremely overwhelming to each and everyone of us – not only as individuals but also as a society. It’s very important that we continue to look after our health, both physically and mentally. Here is a few ways to do so;
1. Limit your consumption of news – especially if it’s not from a credible source
I’m sure I’m not the only one, whose overall news consumption skyrocketed at the start of the pandemic. We were all craving to stay informed in order to control all the uncertainy. However, like most of you, I quickly learnt that this obsession led to fatigue and/or anxiety.
Whether we are progressing or regressing, I think it’s important for us to come to terms with how much news is too much for our mental health. It’s important that we stay informed, but it’s equally important that we learn to accept what is beyond our control. We need to remain focused on the factors that we can control.
2. Do your part
Although the pandemic has restricted the extent to which we live our lives, we all still have a part to play in order to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
By making a conscious effort to follow the regulations and guidelines advised, we can all continue to take better care of ourselves both physically and mentally whilst still enjoying the things we love.
3. Do not depend on your own understanding
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”Proverbs 3:5
During these unprecedented times, its so easy for our minds to run wild and imagine all the worst case scenarios.
One thing that significantly helped me and continues to help me during this season, is remembering that God is in control.
I know some of you reading this may not be believers, but my encouragement for each of us is taken from a quote that says,
Have faith that things will work out.
Love, Nyasha x