The world has become so much more aware of the existence of a “far greater” threat_COVID-19, which has awakened both our curiosity and awareness, not leaving out it’s devastating effect which kills more and that’s fear. The World Health Organization including other intergrated and non-intergrated health organizations are on a rise to contain and combat this deadly virus. As a measure to create this constant awareness on the existence and prevention of this virus, many content have been developed and dissemanted on various traditional as well as social media outlets.
While the constant washing and sanitization of hands, the wearing of mask and the all important social distancing theory have been on a constant and widespread practise, this seems to be mostly what the world is preoccupied largely with! Nonetheless, only begining in the last quarter of the year 2019, its effects are far-reaching.
There are quite many other effects on mental health, but these are most dominant.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
A positive attitude in face of a negative external reaction, will automatically build up a defence mechanism to ward off any negative reactions in the human body.
While these precautionary motives are very important, we should not leave out the aspect of adopting a positive attitude.
How then do we maintain positive mental health?
Though there might be no generally accepted way to maintain positive mental health because people are different and will tend to react differently to certain changes, here are a common few steps in acheiving this. Ways to maintain positive mental health include:
- Connecting with others
- Staying positive
- Getting physically active
- Helping others
- Getting enough sleep
- Developing coping skills
- Avoid misleading information