If you have/had contracted the COVID-19 infection, chances are you’re dealing with post-recovery complications and complaints. Some of the most common post-covid complaints include fatigue, weakness, and loss of strength, appetite, muscle mass, and weight. You might also have to deal with the after-effects of strong medications and the psychological trauma you went through.

Mental health recovery post-covid

The COVID-19 infection puts one through as much stress mentally as it does physically. The road to recovery includes taking care of your mental health. This can be done by practicing mindfulness. Here are a few tips for post-covid mental health recovery:

  • Have a daily routine and keep up with it
  • Get 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Keep your circadian rhythm regulated by sleeping and waking up at similar times every day.
  • Slowly ease into physical movements like exercise, walks, etc and keep at it regularly. It has benefits for the body and therapeutic effects on the mind.
  • Make sure you keep your screen time low by taking regular breaks from on-screen activities.
  • Meditate for a few minutes every day.
  • Create a work-life balance by allocating hours for work and rest.
Mental health tips for elders

Elders have an even tougher time dealing with post-covid trauma than others. Here are a few special tips that can help you take care of them.
  • Make sure they meditate regularly. Journaling thoughts, musical meditation, or even chanting mantras can help.
  • Spend time with them. Spending time with loved ones helps a great deal in staying mentally healthy.
  • Find some reason for them to move around each day. Be it a small walk or a yoga session.
  • Encourage them to spend time doing the things they enjoy, like listening to old songs, reading, watching a cricket match, etc.
While most of us focus on recovering from COVID-19, it is important that we are aware of and prepared to handle the physical and mental effects after recovery as well.

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