Given the pattern of previous outbreaks, the next 40 days are expected to be critical as India may see a surge. COVID-19 cases in January, PTI Reported citing official sources. Additionally, the Indian government and health officials are urging people to comply after China has witnessed a massive rise. precautionary measures, Including masking. Experts say it’s “completely normal” to feel anxious in situations like this, and that being “prepared” is just as essential.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor, Founder and Director of Manastari, said: indianexpress.com“Strengthening mental health is an essential pillar of Covid preparedness. Coronavirus anxiety is perfectly normal, but make sure you get your information/news from trusted sources, not social media.” Also, if you have any concerns, get tested immediately. COVID-19 symptoms instead of panicking.keep all mental health helpline number It’s convenient and if you’re in trouble, just call me. Anxiety and distress are often due to loneliness. “
Anxiety is a product of the mind going into survival mode, explains Aantarik founder and counseling psychologist Vidhi Agarwal. “Understand that it’s your body’s way of trying to keep you safe. Keeping your mind calm is more important than ever,” she said.
What can I do to help?
Choosing practical measures such as listening to reliable sources and taking care of yourself can help.
– Take all precautions
– Don’t overinform yourself about things
– Focus on what you can control
– Focus on doing things day by day
– Avoid over-planning for things and situations that can happen
– Remind yourself of the importance of being resilient and maintain a sense of optimism
Additionally, Dr. Kapoor suggested practicing yoga and meditation Regularly. “Also stay connected with friends and family. Wear a mask, use sanitizer and follow social distancing protocols,” added Dr. Kapoor.
Shree Laxmi, Registered Dietitian, Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, HSR Layout, Bangalore, also emphasized the importance of getting enough sleep, reducing stress and resting the body. Additionally, Agarwal suggested doing “slow, deep belly breathing to stay focused in the present moment.”
“Precautions such as wearing a mask in crowded places, washing hands in the washroom, and staying out of the house are safe and sensible choices. Include steaming at least three times a week. self care routineUsing relaxing oils like chamomile and eucalyptus can also help with stress relief,” she adds.
elderly people who have Diabetes mellitusheart disease, and other underlying conditions should be checked regularly by a doctor, added Dr Abhishek Subhash, a consultant in internal medicine at Bhatia Hospital Mumbai.
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