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How to Beat the Pandemic Stress?

how to beat lockdown stress?

We all are going through a difficult time. The entire world is in a state of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the only way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. At the moment, millions of people are crawling down at home. This is quite distressing. Isn’t it? Being stuck at home is making a lot of people stressed and anxious. If you too are feeling stressed, bored, or monotonous, here are few things you can do to beat the lockdown stress.

1. Indulge in Self-care Activities

I often hear from people that don’t have enough time to take care of themselves. This time could be the best opportunity for them. Here are a few self-care activities that you can easily do at home to pamper yourself.

  • Give yourself a head massage
  • Sip your favorite tea, which sitting in your balcony
  • Journaling
  • Try Yoga or Dancing (There are lots of online resources available on the internet)
  • Give yourself a facial
  • Indulge in a hobby or activity that you have missed doing
  • Listen to your favorite music
  • Relook at your long and short-term goals.

2. Re-arrange the Furniture

You’re feeling bored of your routine setting and feel like breaking the monotony, this could be the perfect opportunity to re-arrange your home furniture and give it a new look. Rearranging the furniture is also inexpensive, as you don’t need to buy need additions for your home. So this will not increase any expenditure.

I moved my work desk closed to one of the traditional sash windows in my room. Now I can take a look outside when I get bored, connect with nature (without stepping out). I am thinking of placing my treadmill close to the other window. Another good part about having these placements near the traditional sash windows is that I can also get some sunlight for a while here. The miraculous vitamin D boosts immunity, clears skin, aids sleep and helps in dealing with anxiety. Isn’t it just great?

3. Meditate

Meditating for just 10 minutes can help you cope up with anxiety. If you have never meditated before, you can simply focus on your breath or do the reverse counting in your mind. (For example 100, 99, 98…..1). Meditation can help you to beat the lockdown stress and stay calm & positive. Besides, you will also experience long-term health benefits of mediation, such as lower blood pressure, improved blood circulation, better decision making, less perspiration and so much more.

4. De-clutter you surrounding

This is another important yet ignored activity. In this time, the only place to stay and move around is your home. It’s more important than ever to shower some love to your home and make it as comfortable as possible. Just organize your bookshelf, clear your closet and pantry. Take out the things that you don’t need anymore. You can keep them aside for giving them away as soon as the lockdown is over.

5. Talk to your friends and loved ones

Social distancing” doesn’t mean “social disconnecting”. During our usual routines, we often don’t get time for connecting with our friends. This is a great time to re-connect with them. In fact, last week, I got a chance to have a reunion with my school friends over a video-conferencing app. This was a wonderful experience. There is nothing more refreshing than talking to your old friends after a long time; that too when you can’t are just confined to your home.

How to Beat the Lockdown Stress?

Wrapping Up

So, these are just a few (amongst many more) ideas on how to beat lockdown stress. Every obstacle presents an opportunity. While, being locked down inside the four walls could be stressful; there is so much so to do what we always wanted to do, but had no time for.

Also read:- 5 Fun activities to do at home during Pandemic

Every coin has two faces, if we look at the other face of lockdown, we will be able to recognize several opportunities to grow and become happier.

Stay Home – Stay Safe – Stay Healthy

How to beat pandemic stress

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  • Reply
    Abdul Waheed
    April 22, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this helpful article with us. No doubt almost everybody is under stress / depression due to the situation now a days. Your tips can be very helpful for us.
    Thanks again

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    Jimmy Clare
    April 22, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I needed these tips today thanks for sharing

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    April 23, 2020 at 12:42 am

    This are great tips! My husband and I are rearranging our patio furniture so we can go outside more often.

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    Angelique Ringgold
    April 24, 2020 at 5:39 am

    Love the suggestion to re-arrange the furniture! It’s free!

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    Lisa Alioto
    April 26, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    This is a great time for this stuff! I’m doing many of them already!

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    Britt K
    April 26, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Great tips! A group of my girlfriends and I all got together on Zoom for a night of random presentations. Basically, anyone who wanted to present picked a random subject that they enjoyed and put a short presentation together with slides. Then we took took listening to each presentation – our last presentation night had everything from skincare products to lesser known serial killers, and every topic in between! It’s such a fun way to spend some time with friends and had us all laughing.

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    April 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Great advice! I think it’s so important to remember self-care at this time and to ignore the productivity demon that keeps circulating. You’re under no obligation to be productive during a time like this.

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    Andale Seaworne
    June 15, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Great suggestions!

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    Vinay Nagaraju
    October 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Nice suggestions, I think I have invested in the first two.. Another thing that has been good with the extra time is that we started a hobby together – paint by numbers where you get to paint sections and create something nice.. A good hobby can work quite well to reduce the pressures a bit and can prove to be a bit meditative as well

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