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It takes strength, health and patience to overcome pandemic challenges

Some activities and understandings are essential to deal with Covid-19 and its social consequences

According to the survey “The Brazilians, the pandemic and consumption”, of National Confederation of Industry (CNI), there was an increase of nine percentage points among the inhabitants of Brazil who consider the Covid-19 pandemic serious, thus 89% of the population. Within the study, it was pointed out that three quarters of people have already lost some known to the virus that has killed more than 400 thousand people in the country.

even though 4% of the interviewees affirm that the situation of the second wave is not serious, reality shows otherwise. Among workers who can provide service at home and others who need face-to-face work, the risk of life, health and hopelessness increase more and more.

“At this moment when we receive information constantly through technologies, fear and chaos instilled internally in several people. We are always busy to forget what hurts or scares, but, at a time when it is not recommended to leave the house, the options to be distracted are limited and leave this bubble composed of information that can comfort, and at the same time, frightening makes it increasingly difficult, and can even trigger mental illnesses. ”, says the author Carolina Reginatto. During the Covid-19 pandemic the motivational coach launched “Numbers – The Runes of Power ”, fantasy book that raises reflections on overcoming, trust and unity.

Refrain from performing old habitual activities due to the social isolation recommended by the World Health Organization (OMS), can be a big problem for several people who were not used to living with themselves, and the psychologist Lea Michaan explain the reason:

“The human being is constituted in the interpersonal relationship, and when there is isolation the person needs to be with himself. Many need the others to constitute themselves, don't know each other, can't stay with themselves, need to have an audience to do anything and do not tolerate loneliness. This can generate a lot of depression, sadness and hopelessness ”, explains by pointing out that these triggers lead a citizen to depression or suicide.

In the first twelve pandemic months, studies have indicated increases in the numbers of people with anxiety, depression and suicide cases, but there are some activities that can meet the needs of those who feel lonely with social isolation.

How not to feel alone during social isolation

Connect with the literary and cinematographic arts

The writer and speaker Chris Sevla claims that art has served as a consolation since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic, and, believes that books are essential works for families to connect and people who live alone do not feel alone:

“As literary works, when it is read to a child who can read or not, require a family commitment where the caregivers need to sit, show the figures, tell the story, make faces and mouths, narrate several times and in different ways. This is an exercise in which the adult also becomes a child and reinforces family ties ”

Individual reading of literary books by young people and adults is a moment of pure personal enrichment. Without leaving home, - a priority option for the non-propagation of Covid-19 -, books have the great power to teleport us to other worlds, minds and realities, consequently connecting us in monologues, knowledgeable and life-enhancing dialogues and reflections.

“Reading a book can be a lonely moment, but what the story does to the reader will never be a lonely experience, it will be an exercise in self-benefit and knowledge of the world ”, concludes the author.

Audiovisual content, like movies, series and documentaries, are also great ways to entertain yourself at home.

Take care of your physical health

In fact, staying at home generates a comfort that encourages us to lie down resting more and more, but it is necessary to pay attention to our physical health. The physiotherapist Leandro Pontes Chagas, graduated from the Federal University of Alfenas, points out some attentions to those who stay at home. The professional, who is also a fictional author, warns of the importance of drinking water regularly every day to keep the body hydrated and the need to move around the house, consequently it is recommended not to spend much of the day lying on the sofa. "Stretches are great options to excite the body and improve the quality of life", concludes.

Learn a new language

To dominate, knowing or learning a new language has great benefits for the brain, social and professional coexistence. English and Spanish are languages ​​that many people set out to learn, but at this point you can embark on another language and culture. The writer Telma Brites recently opened a project on Instagram called French Without Shame (@francessemvergonha) to teach Brazilians to learn French. Through short videos, simple, easy and objective, the artist presents vocabularies, expressions, terms and phrases that gradually add learning.

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