The coronavirus brings radical changes to our lives
The coronavirus crisis has drastically altered our lives, both in public and in private. Official restrictions have forced us to make radical changes to our daily routines and habits. Whether it’s our jobs, family relationships or social interactions, things that we used to take for granted now pose huge challenges, both logistically and mentally.
Anxiety and uncertainty impact our mental health
For many of us, these activities are now accompanied by a constant background hum of worry and anxiety. Though we may not be aware of it all the time, these concerns gnaw away at our mental health. And at the moment, many of the activities which help relieve stress are unavailable to us.
The routines which ground us have disappeared or changed, and our cherished hobbies or time spent with friends may be affected by restrictions. We also sense that there won’t be a swift return to “normal” life – we have to adapt to the “new normal”.
We can strengthen our mental wellbeing
To take good care of ourselves during the coronavirus crisis and beyond, we can take active steps to promote psychological wellbeing. We’ve compiled a list of ideas that can help: