Human psychology is simple yet quite complex. From minor to major happenings whether personal or global leave intentional or unintentional impact on the mental state of humans. Currently, Coronavirus is the global as well as personal challenge for every individual. This virus although too small is being huge disaster for everyone. It has become talk of the town. Strict health protocols, tightened security, lockdowns, minimum business, postponed education and highly aimed educational guesses at the cure of Coronavirus is what everyone is aware of. No matter which platform you switch to it is the death toll, number of victims and hopeful numbers of cured individuals which steals the spotlight. If we dig slightly deeper into what Coronavirus has been doing to the mankind we will know it is much more than the harm to physical health and economy. Big picture screams of its profound effect on the mental health of humans.
Corona stress actually exists. Since Coronavirus or COVID-19 has now achieved the title of pandemic disease it is bothering public a lot. Everyone is aware of the destruction it has caused so far which makes it even more understandable reason to become cause of anxiety and stress. People suspect themselves to be one of the patients. Even if one symptom of the disease appears they lose their calm and hurry towards the hospitals. On other hand, those people who are suffering from other diseases are scared of going to hospitals because they believe that is where patients of this disease unknowingly infect them. According to the instructions of governments and medical organizations people are requested to maintain social distance and observe practice for wearing surgical masks and washing their hands frequently. Being locked up inside their homes produces agitation and anxiety among people. Not leaving their home as a choice is one thing but ordered to stay indoors means being jailed up. Since people are observing social distancing therefore they can’t meet, hug or touch their friends and families. This restriction brings a sensation of guilt and fear which exacerbates with each passing day. People might not be very affectionate towards their neighbors, servants, colleagues, classmates and other people whom they see each day. But in such conditions, the sense of mercy, pity and gratitude arises in the mind and hear of every person which makes them uneasy. They fear of dying is miserable conditions makes the stress skyrocket.
Collectively, public puts immense trust into the governments and medical organizations. They believe in them for a cure to end the pandemic wave. Since no cure has been formulated so far is weakening their trust. This causes even more panic and rise of trust issues.
Amid of all the chaos, it is necessary to not stress yourself and keep as calm as possible by following some suggestions by the psychologists.
- Watch anything on TV but the news. There is no use to watch the statistics.
- Engage yourself in something productive.
- Internet is a huge blessing these days. Use it smartly.
- Avoid discussing COVID-19 with anyone. They don’t know anything better than you.
- Keep in touch with your loved ones through mobiles phones and internet.
As long as you keep yourself calm and happy your immune system stays strong.