The coronavirus pandemic negatively affects the psychological state of Kaliningraders. This observation was made by experts on the air of the radio station "Komsomolskaya Pravda - Kaliningrad".
Chief freelance specialist in medical psychology Natalia Krylova and neurophysiologist Irina Vakolyuk told how to reduce the level of anxiety, escape uncertainty and defeat insomnia.
Do gymnastics and pet cats
If you are stressed, drink two glasses of water. Moderate physical activity helps to cope with anxiety: exercise, walk, bike, relaxation exercises and sex, "Krylova said.
Playing with pets is one technique for relieving emotional stress. “It doesn't matter who you have: a cat, a dog, a hamster, a rat - communicating with pets charges you with positive emotions,” the psychologist said.
Make daily plans
Irina Vakolyuk noted that in addition to fear for the health of relatives, anxiety for their condition, people hardly endure unpredictability. The pandemic has made it difficult to set long-term goals. To reduce the level of uncertainty, it is important to plan and complete simple tasks.
We need to make daily plans. Anything. For example, decide that today you will fry potatoes for dinner and be sure to do it, "said Vakolyuk.
Stress leads to sleep disturbance. The neurophysiologist advised not to use gadgets in the bedroom, ventilate the room and lie less in bed.
We must understand that bed is a place for sleep and sex. If you can't sleep, go to another room, to the kitchen, read a book, have some tea."
Do not infect relatives with anxiety
According to Krylova, it is better to share sorrows with specialists, and not with relatives, so as not to infect loved ones with your condition.
When you talk to a psychologist, you can speak out completely, because he will not give any negative assessment, "the expert added.
Since the beginning of the week, a hotline for psychological help has been operating in the region, you can read more about how and with what questions to contact here.