Mental Health During the Pandemic: Stay Strong and Look Forward With These Tips and Quotes

By: Stephanie Hara
Mental Health During the Pandemic Stay Strong and Look Forward With These Tips and Quotes

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many drastic changes in terms of how we live our lives. All these changes, uncertainties, and pressures have had an immense impact on our overall health (and our mental health, in particular). In fact, many surveys have indicated a huge increase in the number of adults who have experienced stress, depression, and anxiety during this time. Each one of us responds differently to times like this, but it is safe to say that many will benefit from following these powerful tips to help you, a loved one, or someone you know to cope and stay strong during the pandemic.

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Tips for Your General Health and Well-Being

  1. You should take care of your body. Always be mindful of your physical health because it can have a significant effect on your mental health. The basic tips we all know remain useful: you should get enough sleep; do physical activities regularly; eat healthy meals; avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; avoid excessive gadget/screen time; take time to relax and recharge.
  2. Take care of your mind and find ways to reduce stress triggers. You can do these: Keep regular routines (when it comes to bedtime, daily chores, exercise, work, and other stuff important to you); limit exposure to news; keep yourself busy with stuff that matters and makes you happy; focus on positivity; set priorities and realistic goals.
  3. Build and keep connections strong and open. Support others or get support in return. Start with your family and friends and then extend to your community, if possible and necessary.

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes (Life + Work) To Help Your Mental Health

In these trying times, your positivity and optimism will certainly inspire you, help you overcome problems, as well as lead you to success. Your mental health is important. Find inspiration in the following quotes to help you go above and beyond the challenges in your life.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Life goes on. Probably not the way you wanted it to be, but always the way it’s supposed to be.” – Unknown

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean


“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

“You get what you give.” – Jennifer Lopez

“Your life only gets better when you get better.” – Brian Tracy

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

“Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – Allen Saunders

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

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“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot ― it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” – Maya Angelou

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffet

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” – Brian Tracy

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

“Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when the opportunity presents itself.” – Brian Tracy

“The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” – Brian Tracy

“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

“Change the world by being yourself. ” – Amy Poehler

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

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“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

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