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Covid-19 Philippines: How To Cope Up During The Pandemic

As more confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are announced throughout the world, worries mount. The outbreak of Covid-19 is really stressful and can be anxiety-provoking. It is because people have no idea how this “deadly” illness is going to end up being.

While it is normal to feel fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty during a pandemic, it is important to also take proactive measures about our mental health so that we strengthen our minds, body, and spirit.

Here are some ways to help you manage your anxiety over coronavirus. Remember, coping with stress can be beneficial for you not only during this time of pandemic but also toward making sure that you are taking action in managing your mental well-being.


Try to limit the time that you spend watching or listening to media coverage especially if you think that the topic is already upsetting to you. Don’t turn to social media too because it is becoming a place for intense arguments over whether such conversations are warranted. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are enabling important discussions about coronavirus, but at the same time, allowing exaggeration and misinformation to spread.


Turn to sources that only give reliable information. The level of real-time information at our fingertips is unprecedented. It can give us the tools we need to make the right decisions, but it can also give us anxiety. Stay away from news outlets that build hype.


Maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes, proper diet, sleep, and exercise. Good self-care keeps your immune system strong. Just because we are on an enhanced community quarantine doesn’t mean you are not allowed to have social contacts with your loved ones. If you feel overwhelmed, find someone you can talk to – it can be a family member, close friend, or even a counselor. Seek for help if needed. 


Obtain information that can help you determine if you are at risk of infection so that you can take precautionary measures. Take on the steps that you can take to decrease the risk of being infected. It is as simple as staying at home. Follow the guidelines and protocols of the National and Local Government. Wash your hands often and limit your travel.


Despite the seriousness of Covid-19 situation in our country, it is no surprise the Filipinos still found a way to lighten up the mood. For one, Tiktok users are bringing people together with memes about coping with Covid-19. You can also simply get busy too. Spend time with your kids and parents. Organize your clutter at home. Clean every corner of your house. Binge-watch episodes of your favorite TV show.

Watching news that constantly talks about death tolls, and reading reports that emphasize how many are sick, can cause anxiety for most individuals. Fortunately, pandemics disappear almost as quickly as they begin. As you learn more about the outbreak, take steps in taking care of your mental health. Protect yourself. Be proactive about your entire well-being during these times of uncertainty.

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