21st Century is the most stressful period for all of us, where there are not one but many factors responsible for this type of condition, which is very hectic; this may lead to many other challenges which anyone can face this time. The work from home category of jobs has its downsides too, which may be as;
1. Lack of efficiency due to the surrounding environment.
2. Sometimes lack creativeness due to hectic seclude.
3. Sleeping issues due to long hours of setback, And much more.
But nowadays, we are forced to work mostly from home due to this Covid-19 pandemic, which has made us lazier, more lonely, dumber, and much more. Due to this pandemic, people are losing their jobs, leading to a significant financial crisis for all humans; most working-class people have lost their jobs and returned to their villages for survival. Mental stress due to salary deduction, Health issues, financial issues, personal issues, and much more. They are more responsible for the instability of mental health. Extra stress may be responsible for problems which are;
1. Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration
2. Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests
3. Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
4. Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
5. Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
6. Worsening of chronic health problems
7. Worsening of mental health conditions
Depression due to these situations may cause effects in married couples too, which may lead to harmful conditions if not handled properly on time. The teams may have communication issues due to work pressure and other similar reasons. The character of a person affects drastically due to loneliness because there is a common saying in all of us; ‘Empty mind is devils’ house’, which means if we are busy, then our thoughts change negatively.
We must stay fit and healthy out of this busy schedule, which may help in reducing our mental instability. Some ways to cope up with mental health and to stay mentally healthy are;
- Take care of our body by doing meditation and yoga, which helps control our brain and keep it calm.
- Taking a balanced diet can also help reduce stress, which realizes good hormones in our body to make us free from other pressures.
- Exercising regularly will make our muscles accessible, which can eventually help improve mental and physical health.
- Avoid excessive alcohol, tobacco, and substance use.
- Continue with routine preventive measures (such as vaccinations, cancer screenings, etc.) as recommended by your healthcare provider.
- Get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine when available.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people external icon you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations. While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail.