Giving Compass' Take:
- Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London, provides Global Citizen with six evidence-based ways we can keep our mental health in check during a second lockdown.
- How are you using your charitable dollars to respond to ongoing mental health issues brought on by COVID-19?
- Read more on how donors can address mental health during the crisis.
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Already experiencing pandemic fatigue, many of us feel ill-prepared for another lockdown. Yet this is what we must do, and maybe not for the last time.
The problem is, the pervasive effects of the pandemic and the restrictions imposed as a way of containing it seem designed to harm our mental health, cutting us off from the things that give our lives meaning and bring us pleasure.
With no clear end in sight, coronavirus is having a significant negative effect on mental health with many of us experiencing stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
So what can we do in the face of another lockdown? We need to take proactive steps to protect our psychological well-being. Here’s what can help.
- Explore purpose and meaning
- Retain your autonomy
- Experience personal growth
- Manage your life well
- Invest in positive relationships
- Learn about yourself
Read the full article about ways to look after your mental health by Christian van Nieuwerburgh at Global Citizen.