Self-care Tips during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Doctor is in a home visit to a senior man and takes him sample for corona virus testing

The COVID-19 pandemic have gotten most of us feeling very overwhelmed due to break news all the time ,changes at work ,restricted movements not to mention having to constantly take care of our family and ourselves .It’s in this case we find it important to share with you this self-care tips since it might take a while for all this to be over but we have to constantly take good care of ourselves in the midst of it all.

We acknowledge it is very normal to feel stressed ,overwhelmed or uncertain during times like this . We are likely to experience emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger and sadness. We could also become victims of feeling very helpless, maybe  discouraged and a times  even out of control. We might also experience Physical strains such as  headaches ,tension, fatigue and even insomnia .

Taking care of yourself is essential  so we  are equipping you with this self-care tips to help you & the people you love  get by .

Physical health:

  • Equip your body with a healthy diet and drink plenty of water or fluids .
  • Get a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep every night.
  • Exercise Daily or stretch often .
  • Avoid  excessive alcohol or drug abuse .
  • Take a walk outside once in a while but follow the social distancing guidelines.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands Regularly
  • Keep your mask on in public places

Mental health

  • Focus only on the things you can control.
  • Use your phone /technology to socialize with your friends and family.
  • Maintain an attitude of gratitude .
  • Listen to your favorite music or read your favorite book.
  • Once in a while stay away from media and all the news updates.
  • Lean on God and your personal faith for support .
  • Engage on a favorable hobby especially if you can do it at home
  • Learn something you have always wanted to learn and focus on it .

Symptoms to watch out for

It is good to note if you experience any of the this symptoms kindly contact your nearest healthcare.

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • tiredness
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea
  • conjunctivitis
  • headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • Skin rush, or discoloration of fingers or toes
  • difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
  • Any chest pain or pressure
  • loss of speech or unable to move

Finally its good to note incase you are having trouble focusing during your daily activities , if you are feeling too anxious or feeling too helpless or hopeless then its okay to seek help or guidance .We however wish you the very best , stay safe & God bless . The Entrepreneur cares . Thank you for reading.

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