It is very easy in challenging times to develop negative coping mechanisms, or fall back to ones that we thought were long left behind. Staying positive can be hard, but moving forward establishing new habits to get through these difficult circumstances can help your mental health in the long term.
So take some time every day to look after yourself. Sit down and think about what activities help with your mental health. They may need adapting to world we find ourselves in at the moment. If you normally meet with friends to do a hobby, can you meet on zoom and still have the chat. I have seen many ingenious ways that people have found to carry on interacting with friends, family and social groups. And if having days binge watching on netflix then that is also fine. Take care of yourself should be top of your agenda.
If life is getting really tough then reach out to friends and family. I have found that many friends that I thought were sailing through COVID actually have been finding it very challenging. You don't have to say that you are having a tough day. From personal experience
There is no way of knowing how other people are doing without actually talking to them. So be kind to all. We don't know how lockdown is affecting others. So don't assume that everyone is alright. Maybe they are - maybe they are not but a little kindness goes a long way.
For anyone out there that needs a bit more support then please contact a professional. I offer counselling online or in my office in Velez Malaga. Please contact me for more information.