In addition to staying physically healthy, we all also need to pay attention to our mental states. Research indicates there is a complex interplay between mental and physical health which suggests that doing things to keep ourselves mentally healthy can not only make us happier but can also improve our physical health.
Here are a few mental health suggestions straight from the CDC:
You should take breaks watching, reading, or listening to news stories about the Coronavirus pandemic. This is not to say you should ignore important information or bury your head in the sand. But you do not need a constant stream of real-time news about the pandemic. Set a few times every day—maybe first thing in the morning, during lunch and then again briefly after dinner—where you update yourself on what is going on with the pandemic and learn any new or useful information you may need to know for your local area.
Take care of your body. This means exercising, taking deep breaths, eating properly, getting enough sleep, and trying calming practices like meditation.
Connect with others. You don’t have to meet up with friends or family in-person in order to connect. You can talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.