Self Care — A tool to live through the pandemic successfully
Reading the newspaper, glancing through social media aren’t enough of a stressor that we have to do the household chores, try to stay fit, be productive and meet deadlines, also. There are many causes of stress such as personal difficulties, problem at work or major threat in your community. Doing What Matters in Times of Stress is a WHO stress management guide for coping with adversity.
This guide will help all those dealing with stress and help them take care of themselves. Some of the exercises it suggests include being kind to ourselves and others, understanding our thoughts and emotions and not running away from them, practicing breathing exercises, unhooking the negative thoughts, and becoming more aware of healthy and unhealthy exercises.
Prior to lockdown, we never had the time to think about how we feel about certain things or situations or what certain people mean to us but now that we have got so much time in hand, we are thinking about so many things because of which some days are so overwhelming.
Certain amount of stress is healthy for a person, but when it exceeds that it can affect the body causing headache, back pain, heavy chest, tight muscle, upset stomach. This is why it is very important that we adhere to this WHO module and engage in more self care. Let us try and be more physically and mentally healthy so that we can spread positivity around.
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