Covid-19 Resource for Mental and Physical Exercises
The lockdown might cause us to lose touch with the exercise we got daily: mentally as well as physically, therefore it’s important to make a conscious effort to do these at home.
Fear is a very real part of dealing with the current global scenario, and deserves its own place when coping. While distractions and escape mechanisms might serve temporary relief from fear and anxiety, chances are that it will keep coming in waves. A longer-lasting strategy to deal with fears surrounding Covid-19 is to accept the emotion, and work through it.
One way to do this is to write down all the things that are causing you anxiety or fear. Come up with ways in which you can either prevent those fears from becoming real or reduce their impact on you. Then, list down ways in which you can take care of yourself and survive in case your fears do come true in a hypothetical scenario. Once you are done with this exercise, you will realise that your fears are not absolute, and they can be prevented or take care of after the event as well. This will help your mind to accept that you have the resources to deal with this situation and your anxiety will slowly ebb.
Another way to do this is to switch our thought processes from a fear-based thinking to a hope-based thinking.
Based on how you’re feeling and what you’re comfortable with, you engage in physical activity. The aim is to feel better.