How to be Happy Amidst the Pandemic?
"Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Be strong and choose to be positive."
During the current situation of the covid 19 pandemics, can happiness stand a chance to exist? Can we still be happy despite all the loss, anxiety, fear, pressure, and various other mental illness issues that we are facing right now?
Suddenly it's a bit unusual. Since 2020, Coronavirus has changed the world as we witnessed its first case in 2019. The world suddenly went from few cases to some millions in a few months, and activities around the whole world came to a standstill unpredictably.
Questions raised about how one can stay positive in the meantime? Together we have faced pandemics and epidemics in the past, but we are still here fighting together against the COVID-19 pandemic situations. According to researchers, we might face deadlier, lethal, and worst pandemics ahead.
Already lockdowns have brought misery to our lives and threatened our state of happiness with unemployment, lack of contact with family members and close friends. All of these are weakening the positivity that was encircling us before.
But staying happy contributes to healthier well-being, right?
Here are some of the best tips which could help you to navigate through difficult times of pandemics:
Take care of Body and health
Eat a healthy diet
Build a fitness habit
Exercise as often as you can.
Manage your sleep schedule
Manage your mental health
Stay connected to people
Discover new hobbies and interests.
Write down a journal
Take Care Of Your Body And Health:
Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness." – Joseph Pilates.
Always physical health is given priority when it comes to health because being exhausted makes you susceptible to illness decreases your body's ability to fight off infection. And following physical health tips are proven to provide benefits for your health:
Build A Fitness Habit:
The most effective strategy for making fitness a part of your life is to set up an exercise routine along with the other work
you can either make 30 minutes workout attach to your morning routine,
15-20 minutes during your lunchtime habits,
a small walking routine in your evening. And make sure to stick to the pattern.
Eat A Healthy Diet:
Food is fabulous; having a good relationship with it makes you happy and healthy.
Eating a healthy balanced diet with vegetables and fruits in it can lower down your health risks in many ways. And when it comes to a happy and healthy lifestyle, our dietary plans play a crucial role.
According to a recent study, researchers have suggested adding three vegetables and two fruits to your diet every day for good sleep.
Boost Your Immune System:
Keep an update on your immune system because it plays a crucial role to fight off the infections and the unwellness of our body. Always consume what your body needs, do not consume unnecessary products like tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. Consumptions of vitamins and food supplements can boost up your immune system.
Manage Your Sleep Schedule
Lack of sleep can lead to disorder in your immune defense, raising the risk for acute- and chronic illnesses. .So getting a night of proper sleep is necessary for your immune system and stress-less health. It has become clear that sleep and health have a direct relation. A night of good sleep can revive your immune response and indirectly provide you happy health.
Manage Your Mental Health:
Almost everyone right now is going through the same time that you are going through. But this is the time to accept that this is not about you. There are billions of others who are having their mental breakdown riding the same boat as you.
It will surely pass. In the past several months, you have handled physical, many mental, and emotional challenges. So to help you with these challenges, you should
- Practice meditation
- Establish asleep and wake up routine
- Be okay with your emotions, learn to control them
- Control your media utilization
- Decrease the use of apps to help you limit your time on social sites.
- Try to avoid the use of the phone while spending time with your loved-ones, like enjoy a phone-free dinner.
Stay Connected To People:
The pandemics have created a situation where we can't meet our friends and can not socialize with people, even with our beloved ones. But all thanks to technology, we can still talk to someone when we need them. So go on, nurture your connections, and make happy relationships.
Write Down A Journal:
Don't you want to feel proud of yourselves when years later you will look back to see how you fought against the covid 19 while sitting at your home? So please keep a record of your lockdown life; it can be a way to remember the historical moment and express your feelings during the pandemics.
Discover New Hobbies and Interests:
What can make you happier other than when you are living and doing the most satisfying work of your interest?
Yes, so don't waste your time in misery and grief; instead, try to discover what you like the most and develop new hobbies like cooking, gardening, painting, etc.
The bottom line
Staying happy is your choice. Amidst the pandemic, let us all be grateful for what you have, as nothing else can keep you stay motivated- apart from your happiness!