Frontline Doctor Reveals 6 Ways to Control Your Post-Pandemic Mood

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Mental Health Awareness – Dr. Emeka, doctor and brand ambassador for fitness and lifestyle app Freeletics, shows 6 ways you can control your post-pandemic mood

During the pandemic, it’s pretty fair to say that many of us are struggling with our mental health.

This is mainly due to the new and unfamiliar situations that we had to adapt to, such as:

64 percent of Britons say their mental health has grown in importance over the past year

Recent research by the leading fitness and lifestyle app, Freeletics, found that 64 percent of Britons say that their mental health has rebounded back to normal over the past year.

Fortunately, around the world and here in the UK, many of the restrictions that prevented us from doing some of the things we love have now been relaxed.

And with a large portion of the population now being vaccinated, most of us feel confident that we are experts in following guidelines to keep our safety – to reduce fear of travel and on the go.

Here are my 6 top tips to help manage your post-pandemic mood …

# 1 Make use of online resources and communities

After a pandemic, there are many ways we can maintain our mental health.

There are a number of different resources and communities online where people can talk to professionals and get advice and tips on how to manage their mental health.

Examples are mind.org and Side by Side, as well as online information from the NHS.

Forums such as the Sane Support Forum and the Bipolar UK eCommunity, as well as online cognitive behavioral therapy courses, can also be useful in improving your wellbeing.

It is important that we use all of the digital resources we have

When finding factual online mental health information and guidance, be sure to use only official resources and remember who wrote it, whether it is current or biased.

Fortunately, we live in a very digital age. So, if we are still unable to see the people we normally were in contact with before the pandemic, it means we can still keep in touch with all of these loved ones and friends around the globe without to see them in person.

It is important that we use all of the digital resources we have. That means FaceTime calls and video chats, Skype and family zoom chats, WhatsApp social media and other platforms to keep in touch with our loved ones.

Manage your post-pandemic mood

# 2 Be inventive when it comes to socializing

We know that socializing and connecting with others is very important when it comes to reducing anxiety and stress and promoting good mental health.

As you slowly find your way back to going out, continue to go about it slowly and at a pace that suits you.

Watch a TV show or movie online with loved ones and friends

As a starting point, you can watch a TV show or movie online with your loved ones and friends, be it at a Netflix party or on Amazon Prime.

That means you can have joys similar to being there in person, but you don’t necessarily have to change your surroundings if you’re not comfortable.

# 3 Remember the good times

When you’re feeling lonely, a good tip is to do things that will remind you to be with other people you love.

Whether it is watching old videos of you with family and friends, or hanging pictures of loved ones at home to help you feel better, it can remind you of happier times and positively affect your mood.

get involved in things that remind you to be with other people

Listening to the radio and television to listen to chats with other callers is also a great way to engage in conversations that you might not otherwise be part of.

Manage your post-pandemic mood, say no to alcohol and drugs

# 4 Pay attention to what you put into your body

It is also very important to make sure that you take care of your physical health as we know that it has a profound impact on your mental health.

This means eating a balanced, healthy diet, staying well hydrated, and reducing your alcohol consumption or smoking.

Make sure you take care of your physical health

We know that poor diet and excessive alcohol, smoke and drug use play a role in impairing mental health.

It can also increase the likelihood and likelihood of suffering from mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety, as these are closely linked to substance abuse and obesity from poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.

# 5 Stay fit and active

Physical activity is an important tool in lifting your mood.

If you’re new to the sport or don’t consider yourself very fit, setting small achievable goals and meeting them can create a dopamine rush that can improve your mood and help reduce the likelihood of poor mental health.

Setting small achievable goals and achieving them can trigger a dopamine rush

Developing healthy habits and starting a fitness program that is tailored to you, your goals, and your skills can really make a huge difference to your mood and mental health.

Fitness apps like Freeletics are a great place to start and give you the tools to work out from the comfort of your home without any equipment.

Manage your mood after the pandemic, stay fit and active

# 6 Go at your own pace

Mental health is very personal. It is incredibly important that you take your time and do things at your own pace when you find yourself feeling anxious and stressed after reappearing in society after being locked in for such a long time.

This can mean going only to functions that make you feel confident and secure, or shopping at times that are less busy and then trying to rebuild your confidence until you can get back to your normal life routines that you can before the pandemic.

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Dr. Emeka is the brand ambassador of the AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics.

Not only that, but a front line worker for the NHS while having an online presence at the same time.

Dr. Emeka Okorocha uses his platform as a doctor to create inspiring, educational, and fun content for users that encourages them to take control of their own health.

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Thank You For Reading!

Reference: www.healthista.com

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