Coping & Productivity in COVD-19

After an entire year, we have circled and reached the same situation we were in a year ago, maybe even a worse one. So how should you keep yourself happy and healthy?

For starters, don’t worry too much.

Your mental health is one of the most important things that should be taken care of, and should not be dismissed.


Worrying and stressing over something that is completely out of our hands is not the solution. Instead, pray or wish for the best for the people out there saving lives.

Do your part by helping people find plasma donors or oxygen cylinders. Spreading awareness and the right information is crucial. Even sharing a small piece of information on your Instagram stories might be of help.

Try to distract yourself. Try something you have always wanted to do. Singing, dancing or painting, anything that might interest you.

Give yourself a break. Leave all your gadgets for some time. Put away your phones and laptops and just take some time for yourself.

Our bustling and confusing lives often make us forget to take care of ourselves, so try some deep breathing to help calm yourself and meditate. Taking out 10 minutes to do this could do wonders.

Taking some time off social media might benefit, too. It might lead to being more productive. Write something, learn a new language, or simply read a book. Doing these activities will not only help you, but it might be more enjoyable than you think.

Spend time with your family by talking to them and telling them how you’re holding up. You could also play cards, a board game, watch a movie or just casually chat with them. If you’re keen on cooking and baking, help in the kitchen sometimes.

Reconnect with the ones you have lost touch with. Call your friends or text them. Surround yourself with people who positively impact you and make you feel better about yourself.


With almost everything being online now, there several extracurricular activities you can pick up like MUNs and debates which are being held online.

You could also join a school club if there are any. Help students who cannot get proper education online. Call and teach them if you have time.

Never feel afraid to talk to someone about how you are feeling. These are hard times, and everyone requires help and support from their loved ones.

Be happy and stay safe!


Mirayah Sharma

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