Confinement: how to fight depression?

As the spread of Covid-19 is still far from being contained and the number of victims of the pandemic continues to rise, the government has decided to extend the containment until mid-April. This decision increases the risk of depression.

Confinement: how to fight depression?

As the spread of Covid-19 is still far from being contained and the number of victims of the pandemic continues to rise, the government has decided to extend the containment until mid-April. This decision increases the risk of depression. Isolation puts a strain on your mental health. Here are a few ideas to combat depression during this time.

Keep in touch with family, friends and co-workers

When you live alone, but have a social life, isolation does not seem to have an effect on you.

However, in times of confinement, isolation adds to the isolation already present. To avoid depression and to keep your morale up, it is therefore essential to maintain contact with your family, friends and colleagues at work. This helps to avoid accentuating the feeling of loneliness on a daily basis, which will end up altering your self-esteem. It is advisable to discuss your apprehensions.

If necessary, do not hesitate to turn to the hotlines if you need help.

Staying informed while limiting the flow of information and knowing how to cross-check

Generally speaking, it is essential in times of crisis to stay informed to know and monitor the evolution of the situation. However, it is not advisable to spend a lot of time on the web watching for the slightest piece of information or in front of your TV listening to all the news bulletins. On the contrary, you should limit the massive flow of information to avoid stressing yourself over nothing. In this way, you reduce the risk of coming across contradictory information, anxiety-provoking information or simply fake news.

The best thing is to favour exchanges with your close entourage to reassure you.

Organize each day rigorously in order to regain control

During such a long period of isolation, it is strongly recommended that you do not allow yourself to become despondent and afraid. On the contrary, it is imperative that you regain control of your life. A simple and effective solution to achieve this is to rigorously organize your days. To do this, establish your "to-do list" such as cleaning, cleaning furniture, physical exercise, etc.

The main objective is to keep your mind and body busy and active. This helps you to put things into perspective even if the current situation is conducive to anxiety. Remember that everything has a beginning and an end.

Finding fun and useful activities to keep you busy and entertained

During confinement, it is also important to keep busy with fun and useful activities such as sports or gardening. Likewise, you can play casino games.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted the casino industry. Indeed, the vast majority of establishments have been forced to close their doors. This measure was adopted in order to avoid the regrouping of a few thousand people in a closed place. This increases the risk of contamination.

Nevertheless, you still have the opportunity to play at online casinos, have fun and win some money.

Sadie Tremblay
Sadie Tremblay

Incurable coffee scholar. Hipster-friendly zombie fanatic. Proud pop culture practitioner. General troublemaker. General beer maven. Wannabe zombie evangelist.

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