Mental Health in Lockdown
April 24, 2021 11:15am CST
So, I have been stuck again in my home because of lockdown in my state. It has been almost 20 days now, and I feel caged as this time I am all alone at my place. The weekdays get by, by throwing myself into work but its the weekends that trouble me the most. I don't find anything to do and my brain starts to have all sort of depressing thoughts. What should one do exactly to fight this ? I have been trying somethings but nothing actually works. Suggest
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• United States
Ultimately, comprehension of your thinking is the way to be free of it. Understanding that it is merely thought. However, a quick fix for depression is to jump up and get active. Exercise. Look up an exercise video online and start exercising along to it. Or do some exercise you're accustomed to if you have exercised in some way in the past. Getting the body moving can get you away from your thoughts.
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• United States
Okay, so you live in India... You are restricted to your home unless you need to go to work or to buy groceries. Is that correct? (Most people in the US aren't and haven't been restricted like that. We are asked to wear masks when we leave our home and to social distance, but many people don't/won't do that.) Have you gotten your Covid vaccinations yet? Did you have any trouble when you got them, if you did get the shots? I really don't have any suggestions for mental health that others haven't already made on this discussion. I'm sorry about that and hope you will find talking on myLot, and possibly making friends on this site, to help with your mental health.
• United States
@Prabhatsingh I see... Pretty and I had our first shot of Moderna on the 20th of this month. (To be honest, I didn't want the vaccination but Pretty talked me into getting it. *sigh* Kids can wrap you around their finger and make you do things you really don't want to do.)
As an analyst I must ask you, do you think they went about it the right way? I think they should have done it based on employment / self - employment. The center point Railway station. First day all employees within a radius of 5 kilometers, next day, any balance, third day all employees within a radius of 10 kilometers, next day balance, and so on. Employers needed to log in rosters. Then it becomes easier to organize vaccines. If I employ a househelp, I needed to log in her name and age. It does not make sense to vaccinate senior citizens upfront. We still expect youngsters to go out and fetch things for us, or opt for home delivery. Therefore, risk is to youngsters in our families, not to us. If they are safe, we would automatically be safe. As senior citizens, we have a choice to stay home as we are no longer employed. As youngsters who are already employed, there is no escape from working. Jobs are hard to come by. Desperation to keep the ones they have is obvious. Many have accepted massive pay cuts. So most non-working senior citizens have no reasons to move out, while youngsters have compulsion to do so as their bread and butter is at risk. Another reason youngsters should have been vaccinated is they tend to be defiant, and overconfident. Senior citizens would think twice about being careless as their bank balances would deplete and deplete rather fast in this crisis time. They are also not confident of their immunity. So I do think the government has got it wrong all the way.
I totally agree with your each and every point. Proper management by govt should have been in place in terms of age group and thinking of the population. This govt is failing us at every step of covid. Be it healthcare, employment, or saving lives.
@Prabhatsingh I can just say...sorry. But also tell you, that the first speech of Modi turned me off... I did not vote for him. Mind you, there are good folks in his team. Just that Modi and Shah as leaders are garbage. You can add Yogi and Nadda too to the list. And election commissions.
• Thane, India
You should try to do some physical activity. Trust me it will help you a lot. You can then listen to music or watch some videos. I know it's tough but you will get through it. Make a routine that will help too. Have a good day. Take care
• Nairobi, Kenya
Mental Health during this Pandemic has been a challenge considering we are social beings. Living within the four walls without getting something to engage our brains makes it worse... Hope you find something, to bring back the excitement of life
Hello and welcome to myLot. Enjoy the site! Read around, Like and Comment as much as you can to make yourself known to the community. Although it's not obligatory, it would be a good idea to add the name of your country to your account page to make your posts more understandable.
@MALUSE The saddest part is that I cant leave my house until its necessary or to bring essential goods. Plus my friends have moved to their hometowns before the lockdown came into effect. A mistake which I did of taking the lockdown less seriously. and hence left alone.
Yeah, that's only good for weekdays, not weekends. But coming to myLot my weekends are not that lonely no. I keep having discussions with some or the other. So it keeps me occupied. Yes, I do have a balcony, why do you ask? One cant talk too much on the phone as well, it gets agitating after some time.
So, recently I have started with warm-up exercises in the morning after everyone's suggestions. ts just for half an hour. But I have started, and over the period I might start to extend the time on that as well. Thank you for the suggestions though.
• Guangzhou, China
In fact there was not a real lockdown in my city even in February last year. But at that time the situation seemed to be worse and people stayed at home. I wouldn't go out if it was not necessary. I bought more food once and therefore I didn't need to go out more often. Actually I didn't feel bored when I was at home. As I had to prepare for three meals for my family. I did different food everyday so that we could enjoy it more. We had our own hobbies so that the time still went by fast.
If you cannot go out, make sure to talk to your family or friends by calling them. This happened to me lately. I did not sleep in 48 hours. I was awake the whole time. My head was aching already because I was worried and thinking too much. Then I made a way - I finally messaged my friend who rescued me, now we are talking every single day.
It's tough under lockdown. The first few months are okay but as time goes and you're Isolated, it gets tough. Calls video or normal phone call to friends help a lot. Just chatting to other people and excercise does wonders....last year we were in strict lockdown for over 12 months....it gets tedious
• Delhi, India
In Delhi also there is lockdown but it's not a strict lockdown as it was an year before. I understand your problem. The best thing is to kill the boredom is to indulge yourself in something you like. You may ask a friend to spend time with you on th weekends as you said you find it difficult to pass time specially on the weekends.