We’ve been living in a pandemic for more than half a year now, and we, unfortunately, cannot say that it’s almost over. It’s hard for everyone. Some of us have lost their job and some of us lost a family member due to Covid. Next to physical effects, Corona also ensures a whole lot of mental health issues. I have put down 5 tips that will hopefully help you through the pandemic.

 

  1. Write down all your feelings

The effects of writing are often quite underestimated. What does it matter if thoughts are in your head or on paper? A lot. Thoughts that keep on spiraling through your head take up a lot of energy and ensure that you are not able to save or process other information. By writing down what’s going on in your head you take the edge off things. You’re making space for different things and you’re able to look at your own train of thoughts in a rational way. Sometimes we can start letting go of things once we see it on paper.

 

2. Walk until you get blisters

Walking. Absolute boring for some of us, but for a lot of us, this is a moment where we can rest. It is common knowledge that fresh air is needed, but too often we’re caught in our favorite Netflix series or Instagram posts that keep us at home. Trust me, even if you only walk for 15 minutes, your brain will be happy to have gotten some fresh air.

 

3. Host a Zoom-Party with all your friends

Okay, we’re not allowed to throw parties anymore. But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t organize online parties! Yes, it is different than what we’re used to, but isn’t everything these days? Constantly texting each other can be exhausting and it is actually fun to see your friends – even if it’s virtually. So, grab some snacks and a drink, and play online games with your friends!

 

4. Enjoy your ME-Time

Even though we’re not that far yet, there’s going to be a time in which we don’t have to keep a 1.5-meter distance and in which we can barbeque with all our friends during summer. We, as humans, often want something that we can’t have. When everything opens again in the future, there’s a big chance that your calendar will be full for the first couple of months. Bet you secretly wish you could go back to that time where you couldn’t do anything, so you don’t have to say “no”, huh? So, enjoy the time you’re getting right now to get to know yourself a bit more.

 

5. Talk with an (online) coach or psychologist?

Talking with someone who has an objective perspective can do miracles and it is definitely not something to be ashamed of. Sometimes it is really nice to talk to someone who is not emotionally involved in your life. For a lot of us, professional help is also necessary to beat a mental disease. Even though a lot of people feel like going to a therapist is “failing in life”, I believe that it’s a beautiful thing that you don’t have to go through all of the things alone.