We are living in a time of great uncertainty. The recent pandemic lockdown has caused many people especially teenagers to experience depression. When the pandemic is finally over, it can be hard to get back into life and return to normalcy. This blog post will provide tips on how you can avoid depression as a teenager during prolonged MCO.
Avoid Isolation during the MCO
It is understandable that teens may want to isolate themselves while enduring the lockdown. This can work against you, however. You need to make sure you are staying in touch with loved ones and making efforts at human connection despite of your isolation. Try to spend time with your family instead of isolating yourself.
Make Sure To Have a Routine
If you have been following a routine before the lockdown, it is important to keep this up. Getting stuck in your own head can be very dangerous during the MCO. You can alter the tasks that required you to go outside the house with something you can do while staying in your house. Make it part of your daily routine and stick to it.
A little yoga can work wonders during prolonged pandemic lockdown. Yoga is one of the best activities to do during the prolong MCO. It can not only make you calm but it can also help you get rid of the high levels of stress and depression.
Engage in Physical Activity
If you are feeling depressed, it may be easy to just sit around all day. However, physical activity helps to release endorphins, which can help to reduce feelings of depression.
Eat a Healthy Diet
One of the biggest source of stress and depression in teenagers is junk food. It has become so easy to order junk food at any given time of the day and night and teenagers tend to prefer junk food over a traditional healthy diet. Your diet plays a big role in how you feel during prolonged pandemic lockdown. Try your best to eat fresh foods and avoid processed food as much as possible.
Limit Social Media Usage
Many people tend to overuse social media when they are feeling down. However, this can only make your depression worse. Try limiting social media usage and see if you find relief. This does not mean that you can’t use social media at all. Make sure to stay active on social media when you are feeling down but limit your amount of screen time. Share uplifting posts or memes that offer some lighthearted humor or perspective.
Get Enough Sleep
According to research, teenagers need to sleep 8 hours to 10 hours in a single day. It goes without saying that the lack of sufficient sleep during the lockdown will lead to feelings of depression and unproductiveness.
The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but we can learn to avoid depression as a teenage child during the prolonged MCO. It is important that you try your best to perform the above mentioned tips. You will feel so much better afterwards.
Be the best version of you! You can do it!