Mental Health

Key Steps to Building Resiliency in Times of Crisis

Developing anxiety during the COVID 19 outbreak is completely normal, but harbouring too much stress isn’t good for your body and mind. Increasing your resilience requires thought, dedication, and effort to accomplish. It isn’t a one-time thing. Building resilience is a continuous process of establishing connections, coping with stress, adjusting your thought process, and fostering physical strength. In order to facilitate resilience in your system, it’s important to take some steps to ease the pressure on yourself. 

Maintain Relationships

We all need someone who can stand as the pillars of support in our lives. Building a support network of empathetic and supportive people helps you feel less lonely in this time of crisis. Make time for video chats to connect with your loved ones. While the mental exhaustion might lead to thinking that isolating yourself is best, communicating with your friends daily will help you through this difficult time. 

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Learn Coping Skills

We all need to hone our coping skills in the face of this crisis so we can work our way through the emotional shifts. Deep breathing can help you soothe your nervous system and works whether you’re experiencing panic or extreme discomfort. In addition, daily exercise is a great way to release stress. A number of apps can assist you with getting into the habit of daily exercise.

Adjust Your Thought Process

Staying optimistic when the future feels uncertain is a difficult terrain to take. Even so, you should try to harness positive thoughts to help yourself visualise better times ahead. Whenever you feel drowning with negative thoughts, own them. The foremost essential point is to realise that it is your thought that is the real culprit. When you say your thoughts out loud, the negative thoughts lose their power. 

 

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