How to Care for Your Mental Health During The Lock-Down Period

Written by on 1 Apr 2020

With a third of the world’s population locked down in their homes on account of the Corona Virus COVID-19, many of us are finding ourselves in isolation, alone and lonely during this period. As such our mental health and wellbeing will at some point or another be affected by the isolation. Here are five tips to help you cope during this time of isolation.

1) Refrain from being on social media

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NASB)

Although this sounds ridiculous especially during this isolation period,  constant updates of the coronavirus will only keep you worried, anxious and full of fear. We should learn not to worry about things we are not in control of, instead allow God who is the author and finisher of our faith to be in control.

2) Meditate on the word of God

“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” (Psalms 94:19 NASB)

When we meditate on the word of God, we make ourselves aware of the reality of Christ in our lives. We fill ourselves with the faith of Christ. Take some time to meditate on these scriptures: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30, Psalm 19, Psalm 30, Psalm 139, Psalm 91

3) Pray

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 NASB)

Take some time to lay all your problems to God through prayer, turn your worries into praise. Begin by being thankful to God for all the good things in your life.

4) Call or Video call a friend

“…A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NASB)

The need for human contact is real. God designed us to be relational, with Him and with others. Take advantage of today’s technology.  Come together and support each other virtually.

5) Serve others in your surrounding

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NASB)

Serving others without leaving your home can be a great opportunity and fulfil our duties as Christians. Go through your contacts and see who may anything you’re able to offer.

Article source: Crystal Caudill iBelieve Contributing Writer for crosswalk.com


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