Insomnia, sadness, crisis anxiety, restlessness … are some of the mental sequelae that has left the passage of the pandemic and the constant restrictions on mobility and assembly, especially among young people. This is stated in the study ‘Gender, Experiences and Perceptions of Health’, carried out by the Fundación Mutua Madrileña and Fad, through the Reina Sofía Center on Adolescence and Youth.
Behind the lockdown
domiciliary, in the month of July, a considerable increase in negative feelings was observed, especially the uncertainty (28.9%, and 1.7 points more than in March), the anxiety (22.6%, and 10.5 points more) and the discouragement (19.5%, 9.6 more).
Forced coexistence and the inability to interact in person reduced the satisfaction of young people with their interpersonal relationships, which, on a scale of 0 to 10, fell 7 points between 2019 and 2020.
The youths Spaniards continue to trust that the general situation regarding their economy, work or life will improve in the future and 3 out of 5 believe that in a few years their situation will evolve for the better. An optimism that is also greater among women and decreases in both sexes as age increases, reaching the lowest levels between 25 and 29 years.
It is not easy to remedy this situation of uncertainty and constant changes, but thanks to the good rate of vaccination and the relaxation of restrictions, we are already beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. By the time full normality arrives, we have to be mentally recovered to face new challenges and leave anxiety behind that the pandemic has caused us.
Make an informative ‘break’
In this situation it is important to be aware of the news, but the large amount of information that we generate every day is difficult to process and can cause a feeling of chaos. That is why, you should take a break
informative, not only from television or newspapers, but also from social networks.
Back to the routine
Little by little you have to return to your routine before the pandemic, always within the possibilities allowed by the restrictions. Surely you really want to recover the afternoon beers with friends and family or practice those again hobbies that the pandemic forced to suspend for a time.
Practice relaxation techniques and exercise
There is nothing like him exercise
physical to remove anxiety. It is a moment of disconnection, in which you forget everything around you and focus on your body. Relaxation can also be a good routine to clear your mind. In these cases, it can be very useful to set a time to put in practice
techniques of relaxation such as deep breaths, stretching, or meditation
Seek professional help
If anxiety persists over time, the best advice in these cases is to go to a professional to help you manage your emotions and control moments of stress. It will also help you find the source of your anxiety.