I know it’s been a long few months since I have been away. This is the longest I have been gone from blogging but I am back with a new post and a new energy!!! I am feeling more positive and happy!! I hope you all have a good day/evening wherever you are in the world.
So since three months ago we have all been in lockdown. Some longer than others but we are all in the same boat. Those who have existing mental health issues and mental illness are adjusting to these changes. As well as those who are able to function day to day are now also worrying and stressing during this time.
For me personally, it was a little hard to get used to in the beginning. I was scared and anxious. Worried to say the least. And I am sure most, if not all of you felt the same way.
Now a few months into lockdown we are all getting used to this lockdown and weirdly it has become our new normal. Those who work, are working from home except the essential workers who are needed in places such as hospitals and supermarkets. Kudos to the NHS back home who are doing an amazing job and they always have been since the beginning of time!!
But even though we are used to the lockdown and staying indoors all the time, that doesn’t mean our mental health issues and our mental illnesses stop. We are all still fighting our own mental battles everyday to stay alive and strong. To make sure we are kicking and fighting throughout till the end.
It is difficult to comprehend that staying indoors 24/7 is going to be easy. No one said it will be a breeze through the wind. There will be times that will test us and there will be times where we feel sad and we are in a low mood or just having a bad day. Just because we are in lockdown due to a pandemic, it doesn’t make our lives different in terms of our mental health.
It is completely normal to have worries about the lockdown and when it will be lifted. That is okay. Embrace your worrying, embrace your anxiousness. It is okay to not be okay. And there will be times that you will not want to be here. But there are people out there who are going through the same thing. For once you can say that you are not going through this alone because you literally are not.
So my best advice would be is to make use of video calling friends and family. Stay in contact with loved ones, tell them you love them. Friends are also important during this time of uncertainty. Some may not have families to turn to, so it is vital you have someone you can talk to. Even if it is one friend or ten friends. It doesn’t matter.
All that matters is that you have someone you can lean on and vice versa.
I have been going through a lot during post lockdown in the beginning and my anxiety was bad for the first month. I can admit to that. I just want to let you know whoever is reading this, you are not alone. I am here with you, we are in this together.
My second best advice to help you get through this is to keep yourself busy. If you’re working from home, that is great. I’d you have online classes with uni or college, that’s good. but if not, here are some ways to keep busy during this time:
– Take an online course: I recommend http://www.coursera.org for any course from top universities all over the world. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the course for $49. It’s a really good site for online courses for busy mums, dads and young people who want to stay busy.
– Host game/quiz nights with the family and friends
– Play online games with friends and pals you can’t reach in person
– Volunteer for a charity or cause. During this pandemic we’ve already seen a lot of helping hands, maybe you can join your local community programme to help others in your area
– Raise money for charity by hosting game nights, quiz nights or playing online games to win
– Donate food to neighbours who are in need
– Use this time to improve a skill that you started but haven’t used in a while like baking or sewing
– Try out news food recipes
I hope these tips are helpful and are of good use to you all!! I hope you all are doing well and are staying safe.
Feel free to direct message me on Twitter at faizablogsuk if you need a buddy to talk to.
Thank You for reading!! Stay safe and stay indoors!! 🧡