Bahiana it is doing its part as a health school, calling everyone to think and act with a focus on the health of society. Therefore, it is your turn to take responsibility as a citizen and professional future. It's time to stay at home and exercise self-care and caring for others. We are part of a collective that only works well if everyone joins their efforts!
1. BEWARE OF OVER INFORMATION
Try not to stay connected to the news all the time, it increases the feeling of uncertainty and worry. If you find that this makes you feel bad, take a break and go see or do things that generate well-being. Filter the quantity and quality of information you receive and, if possible, share positive stories.
2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY
Try exercising and eating healthy. There are exercises that can be done at home, such as squats, jumping rope, or push-ups. Relaxing or practicing meditation and stretching is also a good idea!
It is important to remember that excessive and prolonged use of alcohol or drugs makes a difference in physical and mental health, worsening depressive symptoms and anxiety disorders.
3. DO WHAT YOU LIKE
Listen to good music, take an online course, read that forgotten book, watch that highly recommended series or put into practice that recipe you've always wanted to make. Take the time available for this.
4. PRACTICE RESILIENCE
Try to see what you can learn from everything you are going through. Look at the situation realistically and without panicking. Find out what your best way to get through it all is and remember that it won't last forever.
5. TAKE ADVANTAGE TO PUT THINGS IN ORDER
You know that arrangement of closets, files and photos on the computer, e-mails in the mailbox, house plans?
Take the time and do things that can occupy and relax your mind. But be careful, slow down.
6. TRY TO ESTABLISH A ROUTINE
Try to do things at the same times and create a study and self-care routine, this will help the day happen in a more organized and peaceful way. Respect your usual meal and sleep schedules.
Take the opportunity to review past content, update your studies. If you have online classes or activities through AVA, set daily times for this.
7. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
Take a part of your day to chat online with others and interact with those in your home; whether it's to talk about work, study or how you're feeling.
Don't isolate yourself!
8. DON'T INTERRUPT YOUR TREATMENT
It is normal to feel nervous or scared, but if you are on medical treatment, do not stop the medication and see your doctor if you notice any worsening of symptoms. In case of travelling, talk to your doctor so that he can give you a prescription. Otherwise, go to an emergency, but don't go without the medication.
9. ASK FOR HELP, IF YOU NEED IT
If you find yourself extremely overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, see your doctor, psychologist or family member.
The NAPP - Psychopedagogical Care Center of Bahiana, is answering remotely, by video call or Skype.
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