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Suggestions to help you cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance your mental health

Keep the news to a minimum: Sure, you need to know what's going on in the world but listening to COVID-19 news for too long will only add to your worry, anxiety, and melancholy. Continue to move: Exercise is critical for stress relief and sustaining physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Learn yoga, dance at home, or go for a daily stroll (while preserving social distance). Maintain a routine: Creating and sticking to a daily routine provides structure and a feeling of normalcy for you and your family, which can help reduce stress. Make use of technology: Set aside time to speak with family and friends, whether in person, via videoconferencing, through social media chat, or over the phone. Consider thinking beyond the box. A videoconference, for example, can be used to host a dinner party or a reading club. Set aside time to play: Whether you and your family enjoy board games, video games, or watching movies, set aside time each night to do so. Maintain your health: Make sure your meals are healthy because the things you eat have an impact on your mental and physical health. A good night's sleep is also important for your mental well-being. Seek assistance: If you've been diagnosed with a mental illness, it's critical that you stick to your treatment plan. You can safely refill your prescriptions at your pharmacy's drive-through window or discuss home delivery with your pharmacist.

Anyone dealing with severe mental health issues can use telehealth to consult with doctors and psychiatrists from the comfort of their own home.

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