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Check out tips for dealing with mental health during the pandemic

​Mental health is about being well with yourself and others. It consists of a balance between emotions (feelings), attitudes (thoughts) and actions (behaviors). Mental malaise can turn into illness, causing suffering, hopelessness and inability to live life to its fullest. It can also trigger organic problems such as ulcers, skin diseases, obesity and even diabetes.

Examples of mental disorders include stress, depression, panic attacks and anxiety. Stress is one of the most common changes today. It is a natural defence that helps us survive. However, stress over a long period of time can have harmful consequences that compromise the immune system and day-to-day relationships. It's no use wanting to avoid all stresses, you have to learn how to deal with it, either with activities you find relaxing or with professional help.

Talking can be a good remedy.

"I'm really upset today." "I'm feeling so depressed with all the problems." "I drink to forget my worries." Phrases like that are symptoms of "not being well." Mental health is a part of an everyday healthy life. Whatever the cause, mental disorders do serious harm.

Don't keep your thoughts to yourself, share them with people nearby and don't be ashamed to seek expert help.

There is one person who needs your attention: you.

When we like someone, how do we treat them? At the very least, with tenderness, care and attention. If that person needs care, we offer it. If they need to be heard, we try to understand them. We do not judge her or label them. If someone we love falls ill, we do everything in our power to help. If we notice that your habits are harming your physical or mental health, we will certainly warn you, help you, sit down together and think of alternatives.

We do this because it is normal to take care of those we love. This is what you should expect from a relationship of respect and love. Think about these situations, putting yourself in the place of this precious individuals that we have pictured so far. Offer yourself the same attention and generosity. You deserve the same care.

Having priorities reduces stress.

Your routine doesn't have to be a roulette wheel. It's up to you to choose what to do. It's just 24 hours a day to divide between work, study, family, leisure activities and rest. You do not have to be Superman or Wonder Woman in all areas. This is impossible for anyone. Having priorities helps to reduce stress. The world demands of us too many roles and it is healthy for us to choose.

In this scenario, work undoubtedly takes up most of our time and, it is precisely for this reason that we cannot completely separate it from other aspects of life. The solution is to pursue understanding through frank dialogue. Learn to live with priorities - yours and others'. Without priorities, you may feel resentful, bring on more stress, a loss of control, and strained relationships.

Praise more, Criticize less.

We live in a time where judgment and criticism are part of the routine. But there's always reason to praise! Praise the strengths of your friends. Praise the positive aspects of your co-workers. Exalt the positive sides of your spouse. Recent studies show that each criticism requires at least three compliments to compensate psychologically. Strive to promote the best of human virtues. We all do better when stimulated. We work harder and happier if we are praised for our strengths than criticized for our shortcomings. And we must be open to really receive a compliment.

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Check out tips for dealing with mental health during the pandemic