I feel depressed every now and then during this lockdown period. No offline classes in college have made it worse. All I can do all day is overthink things that don’t even have anything to do with me. I’m losing focus and energy to do anything else. Sometimes it just feels too much. Please help ~ Anonymous

02 Jun, 2021 | 14:21

When we think too much, it means that a part of us (the part that copes by “fight” response) is trying to flash thoughts at you in order to keep you vigilant as it feels you are under threat. Our brain is wired to cope in this way by evolution. This means that we need to do more activities that make us feel safe and calm. Look up “activities to regulate the vagus nerve” and use that to soothe yourself. The other important thing to do is socialise in whatever way you can, for example, going for walks etc with a mask. Seeing some people is better than none. Also try and organise game or movie nights online with your friends.

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