Humans have always been social animals. They need to communicate and exchange thoughts in order to have healthy relationships with others as well as maintain their own sanity.
The current pandemic has forced people to stay at home, quarantined to prevent any further damage than is already done around the world. Doctors believe that quarantine is linked to PTSD(post-traumatic stress disorder), confusion, and anger.
This quarantine has also developed a fear of the unknown in the hearts of people who will now have a hard time being close to others even after the social distancing is over. These are the times when even a simple cough draws accusatory glares. Along with this, this disruption in normalcy has grasped the minds of people leaving psychological scars.
People all around the globe have complained of growing anxiety and loneliness which has caused an emotional imbalance among them.
This emotional imbalance is a result of failure on various personal and professional fronts in people’s lives. The year started with a negative note and has hampered a lot of plans. Some wanted to complete their studies and were waiting to head back home, while others were eyeing that promotion. Children wanted to enjoy their summer holidays and graduates wanted a big fat farewell where they could dance their hearts out.
It may seem like a hard time for our emotional sides but every cloud has a silver lining. Now it all the more necessary to find the right emotional balance which is the ability of the mind to maintain flexibility in times of challenges and changes.
This is the right time to train your mind to reflect on the positivity in the world. When the corona fears spiked, psychologists urged people to take up fruitful exercises of mind and body in order to prevent situations like stress.
It is the time to self-introspect one’s own actions, understand oneself better, and make positive affirmations. Remember, your emotional balance affects yourself as well as all the others connected to you in some way. It can be a colleague from work, your immediate family member, or your partner.
In such trying times, there are multiple ways that a person can regain his/her emotional balance. Mindfulness is a condition that precludes emotional balance. Mindfulness is nothing but our inner consciousness that prevents the cultivation of bad habits by intruding our chain of thoughts when we are being negative. It can be achieved by meditation, journaling, yoga, practicing gratitude, etc.
These practices will help you in channeling your inner feelings to the right outlet without them being suppressed or neglected. It is important for you to express what you feel in order to avoid an accumulation of anger and worry inside you.
This expression of feelings will help you in finding the right emotional balance. They also help you to accept the reality as it is rather than trying to aligning things in a manner of how they “should” be. If needed, one can also ask professional help via virtual consultation.