September 08, 2020
In this pandemic, many people who have lost their jobs, who did not receive the economic bonus from the government, who have fallen behind on their debts or became ill and still are, wonder: Why is everything going wrong? What is wrong with me?
The coronavirus not only represents a threat to the health of thousands of Peruvians but also undermines their emotional stability and mental health. Many have experienced and do experience fear, anxiety, anguish, and depression, even up to the point of self-medication.
“In these cases, we should not despair or get discouraged because that makes us lose objectivity and, therefore, we will only see the problems, but not the solutions. Nor should we grumble because anger is not a good counselor. It will only make us live in constant darkness”, advises Carmen Bravo de Rueda, Psychologist of our clinic.
What else can you do?
In each adverse situation, avoid repeating to yourself: “why me?”
This simple phrase makes you block the different opportunities that may arise.
Don’t be worried or tense
Because that can cause you to suffer an accident (falls, run over, losses) and then you will blame it on your “bad luck”.
Don’t focus only on negative things
There are also positive things in your life. Seek to highlight them and you will see how your attitude changes.
Seek professional help
If you find it difficult to see the optimistic side of life and feel that you have already done everything, do not hesitate to put your mental health in the hands of a specialist. Now there are also virtual psychological consultations, even free.
We know that the current situation makes us live in constant stress, and it is understandable, but do not let that absorb you. Find ways to clear your mind, to attract positive thoughts.
Dr. Carmen Bravo de Rueda
Psychologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma