Ramadan is back, as it was last year, in the midst of COVID-19. And, since the month of May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve decided to share some tips to help you support overall well-being and mental health.
Therefore, social isolation causes people to feel increasingly lonely and can be exacerbated by more emotional and social withdrawal.
How do we maintain our mental health in these times of social restrictions?
What To Do?
- Physical distancing
It requires devising innovative ways to maintain social contact, given that online contact is much better than no contact at all.
You can call your beloved ones, join online support groups or online social media sites, this can allow you to stay in touch with people and feel better.
- Holding a virtual Iftar
The end of the fasting day is often marked by a gathering of friends and family to share a meal. However, given that social distancing separates people from one another, setting up a virtual iftar can be a fun alternative to connecting with relatives and loved ones around the world.
- Try new recipes
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims cannot eat during the day until sunset. So trying a new recipe every day can give you and everyone you live with something fun to look forward to at the end of the fast.
Share and Care
Ramadan is a time to show kindness, care for others, and share your blessings with those who are less fortunate than you.
Here are some tips for sharing and caring while remaining safe during Ramadan:
- Remote Volunteering:
- Participate in online volunteering events to help people in your neighborhood. Helping people with limited Internet access and information register for the COVID-19 vaccine is one example.
- Charity and Donations: Most charity iftars are banned this year. But you can still help those who are in desperate need by finding and donating to organizations. These ones can efficiently provide food and supplies to the needy.
Remember to be caring and compassionate to yourself this month, just as you would to anyone. This also entails getting vaccinated as quickly as possible. Also do not hesitate to seek professional help in case you feel overwhelmed through all this.
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