As the world is dealing with a global epidemic and it has left with anxiety and stress. People are in the lockdown and are suggested to not go out unless it is important and social gathering is not allowed. The pandemic fear looks a little different for everyone, no one is immune – from children to older adults to the health care professionals.
Here are the keys to managing stress and anxiety to make your community healthier and more energetic.
Caring for Others
While different people have different ways of responding to the outbreak, according to CDC, at-risk populations, kids, teens and those dealing with mental health conditions have stronger reactions. Check with your friends and family and make them feel a little more secure. Look for changes in the behavior like difficulty sleeping or concentrating, dietary changes, worsening health problems, and increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other substances of the people you care about. Stay connected and try to put their fears at ease.
For Parents with Kids and Teens
This time can be exceptionally testing if you are trying to navigate the virus with a baby in the tow. Kids tend to get restless quickly but, you can do your best by being a role model to them. Help them stick to their routine and maintain healthy habits. Also, ensure that you reassure your child and confidently answer their questions to help them feel more secured. In younger children, look out for signs like excessive crying and wetting in bed. Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits are a few signs to watch out in teens.
Overcoming social challenges associated with Covid-19 outbreak
Caring for Yourself
You cannot care for others if you do not keep yourself in the best of your health. Using self-care practices to bolster your immunity is the right place to start. CDC recommends taking breaks from watching and reading news. The same rule goes for the children too.