Since December 2019, the name Covid-19 has been in the news. This is true because since its first emergence in Wuhan state, China, the virus then spreads vigorously throughout the whole world. In fact, it did infect millions of people across the globe in just a short amount of time. What is sadder is that the majority from those numbers did pass away after they were infected by the virus. This is one of the main reasons why the WHO (World health organization) decided to declare this virus as a pandemic back in early 2020. Of course, due to the impact of this virus, many people had suffered both physically and emotionally. Many people lost their jobs because of this pandemic, they lost their income, their children lost their education and worse, some lost their loved ones. These years have been tough for all of us, yet it does not mean it is the end of the world. This is the time where stress management becomes an important tool in keeping you sane. Ask a doctor about how to handle this situation, then their answer will be stress-releasing activities. Although we know that it is hard to enjoy ourselves during this difficult time, we must make sure to handle our stress diligently. Here are some tips that can help you release some of the stress from your mind.
- Exercise regularly
One of the ways that can help you to release your stress is by stacking your time with some helpful and healthy activities. What could be better to do than spending your time on exercising? Yes, exercising can help to release your stress by releasing a certain hormone in your body. This fact was approved by scientists and it has proven a good way to help you achieve a calm state of mind while keeping your body fit. There are a lot of exercises that you can choose, from running, jogging, walking, cycling or swimming. You can choose which one is the most suitable activity for your body.
- Eat healthily
Have you heard about the phrase ‘you are what you eat’? Well, this is actually true. When you eat healthy food, then your body will be healthier. When that happens, then your state of mind will become better as a result. This is why it is very important to eat healthy foods whenever you are feeling low. Try cutting down those junk food and unhealthy cholesterol from your diet. Instead, aim for foods that are rich in nutrients. If you are not sure on what to eat, ten consider referring to the food pyramid for a clearer picture of what a healthy diet is about.
- Get vaccinated
In this pandemic era, it is normal to feel agitated and always thinking about the possibility of an infection. So, if you think that you are scared of getting infected with Covid-19 virus, then getting a Covid-19 vaccine might be the answer. As for now, Covid-19 vaccine is the only answer to our situation. It is proven to be very safe and very effective as well. Besides, it is also very rare to get severe side effects from the injection. Furthermore, we are very lucky because getting a vaccine shot is free in this country. So, a wise thing to do right now is to register yourself and your family with the Covid-19 vaccination program. Get yourself vaccinated and hopefully, we might be able to achieve a safer future where a protection wall against Covid-19 called herd immunity can be achieved.