In the time of Covid-19, isolation and social distancing are commonplace as countries across the world make continued efforts to slow down the outbreak. The world is going through a collective traumatic experience, and though there are some who are staying with loved ones, there are also many who are home alone in isolation.
Amongst economic and social effects, this pandemic also has radical implications towards mental health. A few months ago, The Lancet published its findings on the psychological impact of quarantine and how the coronavirus disease will have an effect on rising mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and irritability, to name a few.
The reality is that humans are social beings and living in isolation can not only disrupt our regular routine, but also our mental health. We’ve listed down seven ways you can stay connected and prioritise your wellbeing during this time of isolation.