PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS & PERSONAL CARE OF COVID-19
SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID-19: Many people say that the pandemic has come to an end and many are worried about the rising cases in China… COVID-19 is still a concern, provoking for patients and non-patients, for caregivers, for people who are health practitioners because it still has the effective potential and uncertainty to affect the social,
economical, occupational, and psychological lifestyle of a person. Even with the restrictions imposed by the government because of the covid-19’s different waves, a human’s normal life starts dysfunctionally which leads to adversity in daily life.
Apart from this, a lot of gathered rumors relating to the covid-19, it is a stigma, a feeling of differentiation, many rumors and information given by media, instability economically and changes in a person’s daily routine and life, a sense of isolation and moreover pain and a feeling of guilt for not helping others in this pandemic, loss of income, fear, grief, and much more… The concern or anxiety arose as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about either getting infected or infecting others and this anxiety leads to many mental health disorders, infections, and conditions. Anxiety is similarly identified as worry, concern, apprehensiveness, fear, perturbation, agitation, nervousness, stress. As per the reports of a survey conducted in U.S adults, there is a major increase in numbers where adults face the symptoms of stress, insomnia, depression because of this devastation which leads to people having used consumption of alcohol, drugs to cope with the fear of this pandemic, but, in reality, using these alcoholics can worsen the life of a human being. These addictions will not only worsen your life by pushing your mind and body into anxiety and depression but at the same time, it increases the risk of lungs and heart diseases too.
PERSONAL CARE APPROACHES :
These are some personal care approaches that will not only help your brain and body but even it will be beneficial for your mental and physical health too. Connect with people so that you will feel good enough. Below mentioned are some of the approaches which you can follow to get relief from anxiety and depression.
PERSONAL CARE FOR BODY: It will help in reducing tensions and improving mental health… follow the below mentioned personal care:
CARE OF FOOD: Always eat balanced food which will trigger your mind and mention health. Avoid eating junk food and caffeine, as it will push you again into anxiety.
CARE OF SLEEP: Taking care of sleep will again improve your mental health and mind too. Even if it is work from home or you are at home, try to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time as you did before this pandemic.
CARE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: Regular physical activities will decrease your anxiety and depression and increase your mental health, mind, and mood. Find and perform any exercises or physical activity like yoga, meditation, a walk in a garden with nature, or dance forms like aerobics, Zumba, etc.. regularly to release stress, tensions and enjoy nature to freshen up your moods.
CARE OF INTERNAL ORGANS: Smoking, alcohol, drugs, vapes, e-ciggies, are all to be prohibited as it not only pushes a human into depression and anxiety but this addiction also affects your lungs and the heart which leads to lungs and heart diseases. To take care of your internal organs you have to avoid this addiction to alcohol and drugs and if you cannot avoid this addiction then your life is already at very high risk.
CARE OF PEACE: Take care of your mind and mental health by maintaining peace. set a time and every day maintain peace by practicing meditation, mindfulness, pranayama, listening to soft or motivational music, and staying relaxed.
PERSONAL CARE OF MIND: By taking personal care of the mind, directly relieves stress, panic situations, unconscious mind, bereavement, etc…
CARE OF POSITIVE VISION: This pandemic has brainwashed and stormed the minds of many people from positivity to negativity. Now, people have to maintain a positive vision in their daily routine and work by maintaining hope, care, accepting the coming changes and the most important is keeping problems in a particular perspective and handling them accordingly.
CARE FROM MEDIA:
Restrict yourself from media and news because we don’t know the information is real or fake. Watching news and media will definitely heighten the fear of Covid-19 and it will disturb the mind a lot. Be away from the media and instead opt for the news from a reliable source like WHO (World Health Organization).
PERSONAL CARE OF CONNECTING WITH OTHERS:
In this pandemic, be connected with your family, friends, colleagues, and all the near ones. If you are not fully vaccinated, stay away from people in crowded places. if you are fully vaccinated connect with family and friends, by having a small gathering or enjoy the fun of socializing with everyone by virtual networking like reunions, chats, etc…. Building strong connections and good support will Strengthen relationships and maintaining a healthy relationship will surely care for your mind, body, and mental health.
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HOW LIFE WITHOUT ENTERTAINMENT WOULD BE
LIFE WITHOUT ENTERTAINMENT
We all have wondered what life would be like without gadgets or wealth,( life without entertainment) but have you ever considered what life without entertainment ?. Probably, it would be as boring as watching a dry painting. I guess you won’t ever know if you never had a time in life without entertainment.
If we would ever imagined your life without entertainment, that means we don’t have cell phones but just traditional phones. Present day’s cell phones have become the main source of entertainment since the 2000’s. As a daily habit, even a teenager is using a cell phone and social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and many more to fill their free time. Without these , teenagers would’ve been freaked out and become miserable without such sources of fun from technology. And without these cell phones , MP3 players, laptops, headphones, books, TVs or even VRs would not exist.
If we do not have these technology, we would not know how to spend our leisure time. If we live without entertainment, we would be able to go to amusement parks or circus and also to book stores, have tours at the beach, and can never have parties, which can lead to a very dull life.
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ESPORTS – A NEW WORLD
Esports is also known as electronic sports is a form of gaming and competition of video games. Esports always deals with online multiplayer games and professonal gaming competitions between players or teams. Even though games were invented long back, these got largely popular in the 21st century. Gaming competitions are played between gamers across different places and they will be streamed live to the audience. By the 2010s the gaming developers saw a big rise in the gaming industry and also led to creation of more advanced game designs.
Gaming types include first person shooter (FPS), battle royale, multiplayer and many more.
VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Along with the game, a spectator mode is given for every game to observe the gameplay of the teammates. This allows us to split strategies between players and teams in an online league or tournament. Games like Call of duty allows this type of feature.
The most common method of playing a game. Internet plays a major role in providing stability and accuracy in gaming field. And online mode allows us to make connections with people around the globe. Internet allows players to show their skills and IQ in the game. More importantly, most of the competitions take place online only.
Number of games are popular among the competitors. Mostly, people tend to play fighting, shooting, racing and multiplayer games.
Some of the popular games include :
5) Call of Duty
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DEJA VU – A STRANGE EXPERIENCE
Sometimes, we feel like we experience Deja Vu. But what is Deja vu ?
Why do we feel like that ?
What is the science behind this experience ?
Deja Vu derives from a French word which means “already seen”. It is a feeling that one has experienced the present situation before. Scientific researches say that it is a strong memory recollection, the time, the place and the context of that previous situation. People who travel frequently or watch films are more likely to experience deja vu when compared to others. Others experience deja vu in fragile conditions and high pressure. Meanwhile, deja vu decreases with age.
TYPES AND SCIENTIFIC REASONS
Two types of Deja Vu are considered
1) Pathological Deja Vu
Pathological Deja Vu occurs frequently and also has symptoms like hallucinations which may be an indicator of psychological or neurological stress.
2) Non-Pathological Deja Vu
Normal people who do not have any mental health issues experience this type of Deja Vu. This is so common and it is not due to stress. This occurs because of recollecting old memories.
Deja Vu is simply an electric discharge in brain , creating a strong sensation of an event that has happened before. Deja Vu is associated with Migraines and as well as temporal lobe epilepsy. Researchers also found link between deja vu and certain mental health issues like anxiety, dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia. But scientists failed to find the correlations between deja vu and schizophrenia.
Researchers also experimented genetics while considering deja vu. But there is not even a single gene connected to deja vu.
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LAZINESS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
TITLE : LAZINESS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
WHAT IS LAZINESS :
As per a famous quote given by Bill Gates, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it”. Yes, it’s true..!! Lazy person’s will show their lazyish behavior and complete the work without putting more effort in it.
But we should not forget the other side of being lazy which is explained in this quote, “Success is not easy and it is certainly not for the lazy”. As per the definition of laziness it means, if someone is lazy, “they do not want to work or make any effort to do anything”.
Why does a person become lazy..?? Is it any particular characteristic of a person or a set of his behaviour or habits or something else.. Many people give different opinions to describe laziness, but still the concept of laziness is totally not understood.
As per study and research, laziness is caused due to three reasons : psychological problems, physical problems and our lifestyle.
PHYSICAL CAUSES FOR LAZINESS :
If you are feeling lazy, it can be due to lack of vitamins or tiredness caused by any medical condition. The following are the reasons for physical laziness :
3. Lack of iron
5. too much exercise
6. no exercise
8. chronic fatigue
PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES FOR LAZINESS :
If a person frequently experiences low mood or a lack of motivation and tiredness, it can be caused due to the mental health condition of a person. The following are the reasons for psychological laziness :
3. bipolar disorder
LIFESTYLE CAUSES FOR LAZINESS :
Even your lifestyle or your way of living can also be a reason for making you lazy. The following are the reasons for psychological laziness:
1. lack of sleep
2. consumption of alcohol
3. unbalanced diet
4. feeling stressed
5. lack of motivation
LAZINESS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS :
It is very important to fix a lazy person and it is only possible by maintaining physical health. Physical Health can be taken care of by maintaining the following procedures like – Regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and adequate rest – all contribute to good health.
But again the question is how lazy people will do exercises..??? But, for them, exercise is like a surefire way to get rid from laziness. Exercises will increase energy levels, improve moods, reduce stress, anxiety, depression and make them stay motivated.
So following are the different ways by which the lazy person’s will maintain their physical health and also he will turn fit in laziest ways :
EXERCISING AS A GAME :
# FIRST GAME :
You should aim to do 10 push-ups in 10 sit-ups everyday. Once you get used to this game, you can increase it by raising your pace.
# SECOND GAME :
Play your favourite song and set your mind to work or run on the length of that song. You can raise your pace up, by updating your playlist.
# THIRD GAME :
You can do workouts in your own comfort zone by not moving from the sofa or the lounge on which you are sitting. Take walks or jog or any abs workout, some triceps during the commercial ads, while watching your favourite show.
# FOURTH GAME :
Play any dance number and hit the dance floor. If a person is not interested in doing exercises, then you can opt for this game too. Dance will burn calories and will not make you feel as if you are doing any exercise.
# FIFTH GAME :
Trekking, running, swimming, walking, aerobics, zumba, cycling, Kayaking, surfing etc… Select any game for each day and raise up your pace to improve your fitness and health.
CHALLENGING SELF :
# ENTER A VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE :
Many websites are giving the challenges to work towards your physical fitness. Join any of the websites as it will give you a goal and motivation to start working on your physical fitness.
# PAMPERING YOUR MIND :
we can pamper our mind by challenging ourselves like if I do new workouts, new exercises, then I can buy new clothes for my new looks.
# DRAG A FRIEND :
You can drag any of your friends or family members, who are also exercise-lovers, who will encourage you and also give you a little competition to do the work-outs…
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HAITI AND MUD COOKIES
TITLE – HAITI AND MUD COOKIES
TODAY’S REALITY :
If I ask, what are the basic resources which we need to survive in today’s world..?? The reply will be MONEY and FOOD. That’s true… When we are hungry and if we have money in our hand, we go out to buy our favourite food stuff like pizza, burger, french fries, noodles, pastries, cookies etc… to feed our tummy.
PARALLEL LIVING – WITHOUT RESOURCES :
But do you know, there are many people who don’t have these basic resources too for living, then, how will they feed their tummy..??? There are few countries, where people don’t have even the basic resources like food and money. Then how will they be feeding their tummy…???
LIFE OF HAITIANS :
HAITI, one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, don’t even have the basic resources for their everyday life and due to the scarcity of food and money, in the country, people started feeding their tummy with the DIRT.
MUD COOKIES IN HAITI :
People in HAITI are eating dirt in the form of cookies, which are also called “MUD COOKIES ”, Galette or bonbon tè.. The scarcity of food has turned mud into cookies, for the Haitians.
MUD AS A SUPPLEMENT :
It is believed that, due to the mineral content in the mud, the cookies were given as a dietary supplement to pregnant women and children. The Haitian’s believed that the mud has calcium in it which can be used as antacid and also for nutrition too.
MUD COOKIES AND HAITI :
In Haiti, almost 80% of the population is below the poverty line. This made the starving locals desperate for food and created cookies from mud for their survival. Sadly speaking, the people of Haiti are regularly eating these cookies and they are now so used to these cookies that it has become a normal practice for them.
HOW THIS MUD COOKIES ARE MADE..??
The main ingredients in making these cookies are edible clay, salt and vegetable shortening. Edible clay is collected from the nation’s central plateau and is moved to the market in trucks. The women who prepare the cookies, purchase the mud from the market and take it to the towns to make it.
Firstly, the dirt is strained to remove the clumps and rocks. Then, the strained edible clay or dirt is mixed up with salt and vegetable shortening or fat to form flat discs. These discs are left out in the sun to bake. Then, finally the discs, which turn into cookies, are then sold in the market.
These cookies are made in different quantities, as per the affordability of the people. The taste of these cookies are described as a smooth consistency that immediately dries the mouth with a pungent aftertaste of dirt having lingered for hours.
IS EATING EDIBLE CLAY OR SOIL, HEALTHY..??
Truly speaking, mud has no nutritional value. But the people of Haiti have no alternative to overcome the food scarcity and high prices. They are forced to create these cookies and eat them.
Haitians believe that the mud contains calcium but it is strongly disputed by the doctors who warn of tooth decay, constipation and even more worse issues or problems in health. Dirt also contains a lot of potassium which leads to high blood potassium, which increases the risk of cardiac arrest.
Eating dirt can also expose you to bacteria, toxic heavy metals and parasites. Haiti is also facing some mortality issues like respiratory infections, tuberculosis, diarrhoea and eating dirt will worsen the situation.
Even the immune system is getting weak from people eating mud. The water supply in Haiti is often contaminated. Sadly, this contaminated water is making its way in the soil and as well as for the people who are drinking it, which makes the people much more sicker than they already are.
On a serious note, the people of the country need to do all they can to help themselves
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