Are you being driven nuts by the COVID-19 lockdown? Here are a few quick tips for helping you stay mentally healthy.
- Positive interaction – Interact with other people in a positive way – people at home, people on the internet, and people that serve you in the shops.
- Positive action – Do something positive – help the children with their schooling, cook, go for a walk … and so on.
- Positive thinking – Look for the positive things in your life, even though you are in lockdown, there are still positives when you can find them.
Doing all these will help your brain release a steady stream of the neurotransmitter serotonin. This helps regulate mood and social behaviour, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function, as well as keeping us motivated and more able to cope with whatever life throws at us.