Staying Sane: Protecting Your Mental Health during Quarantine 0 598

Mental health is a tricky subject on any given day, but add on the stress of a global health crisis, and things can get even more built up and make it hard to stay sane. For those of you who have never experienced what anxiety, depression, or any other mental health disorder is like, it can be tough to imagine. Sure, almost everyone during this time is struggling with mild anxiety and can feel depressive tendencies creeping in with all the rapid change and lack of explanation. If you’re in quarantine alone that can be even harder! Everyone needs someone to play with from time to time – We have some solutions, so don’t worry.

The best way to explain anxiety to someone who does not know what it is like is the feeling you get when you hear sirens in the distance but can’t seem to locate the source. Is it a police car coming to pull you over for a mistake you didn’t realize you made? Is it an ambulance rushing to get someone who is sick or injured, or a fire truck on their way to help a family in need? That constant panic and worry is how lots of anxious people feel daily.

For those of you wondering how to cope with anxiety, obsessive thoughts, depression, or anything else at this time, there are a few ways to fight back and feel better even just for a little while.

Our favorite way to reduce anxiety and stress is masturbation, of course. We’re the experts when it comes to accessorizing your fantasies and adding fun toys to the mix, regardless if you’re alone or with a partner. A few of our crowd-pleasers (no pun intended) are:

If you don’t have a daily routine for work, school or anything else, this is your chance to make yourself a schedule. For example, wake up at the same time every morning and make yourself some breakfast or even just a cup of coffee to start your morning off right. Plan a specific time to get work or school assignments done in a place without distractions. Get yourself moving and give yourself a reason to get out of bed in the mornings.

It can also feel hard to motivate during these times when there is no excuse to look as “presentable” as you would when leaving the house since no one will see you. However, sitting around in the same pair of pajama pants you wore for the past week may not be the best way to go. You don’t have to dress in full business casual attire to work from home. Try wearing your favorite pair of leggings that make your butt look amazing or that super cute top that is super comfy.  

But what about the time of day when your work is completed? Usually, you could go out with your coworkers or classmates and grab a quick drink or see that new movie that you’ve all been dying to watch. Well, you can still do all of that but from the comfort of your own home! We’re lucky to have technology that connects us to people all over the world while still staying safe during this time. 

You can have a virtual movie night with friends over video chat or tell them their sexual future using our Sex Fortunes Tarot Cards. You can also try playing Lust! The Card Game and share some of your fantasies with your partner or try something new from the Cosmo Kama Sutra: 99 Mind Blowing Sex Positions book! 

Fun and GamesIf you’re still feeling a bit trapped during this time, try getting some fresh air and taking a walk outside to have a little change of scenery. Not only does a little bit of sunshine help lift your spirits, but research has shown that nature can boost your endorphin and dopamine levels, which enhances your mood, making you feel happier.

Unfortunately, we know that not all these things are possible for someone struggling with mental health disorders. The best thing to remember is to give yourself a break and don’t feel guilty for having a bad day. If you have prescribed medication, don’t forget to take it when advised and reach out to friends, family, and loved ones if you need to talk to someone. There are also lots of online therapy platforms like Better Help, Talk Space, and so many more if you feel that you need to talk to a professional. Please, if you need help, reach out to someone and let yourself be heard.

Wash your hands, social distance, and stay home whenever possible. Remember that you are not alone during this time. We’re all in this together, so we might as well enjoy it and make it pleasurable!

 

 

 

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